Despite three hunters getting shot, state officials say the latest gun season is the safest on record. Jon King with the Department of Natural Resources says three hunters were treated for non-fatal gunshots wounds this season, but there have been no fatalities. Last year, King says, six hunters were shot and none of them died. The last time a Wisconsin hunter died in the field was 2015. D-N-R doesn’t have a final count of deer permits for this year, but says as many as 570-thousand hunters in the state could have taken to the field during the 2018 deer season.