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This Amish buggy with a child's wagon bearing deer was photographed by DNR Public Affairs Manager Greg Matthews Saturday in the unincorporated Grant County village of Arthur, near Livingston. Matthews works from the DNR's offices at Fitchburg.

Deer numbers up markedly in western Wisconsin; five shooting accidents so far

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Preliminary tallies released by the Wisconsin DNR Monday indicate that more hunters shot bucks in western Wisconsin than last year.

The opening weekend buck harvest is up about 13 percent over 2009 totals, according to Ed Culhane, public affairs manager for the DNR's 19-county West Central Region that includes Pierce, St. Croix, Dunn, Polk and Pepin counties.

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