Fun Wisconsin deer hunting facts:
In the last decade, Wisconsin harvested an average of 482,645 deer each year.
Around 800,000 hunters take to the woods.
There are more deer hunters in Wisconsin than ALL but 16 countries' total military forces. Wisconsin hunters sit between Israel and Indonesia for number of armed forces. That includes Active, reserve, and paramilitary numbers, as per WIkipedia. If you only look at active military numbers, we sit right behind the Russian Federation at #6 in the world.
And I do believe there are a few states whose numbers are even greater than Wisconsin.
Wisconsin boasts the nation’s largest single season deer harvest ever recorded: 615,293 in the year 2000.
Deer hunting contributes approximately $1 billion to the state's economy annually.
Since the venison donation to food pantry program began in 2000, hunters have donated more than 73,000 deer which were processed into over 3.3 million pounds of ground venison.