Statewide rifle in WI???
This not getting a positive answer is driving me nuts
RIFLES ALLOWED STATEWIDE, WITH RESTRICTIONS Effective Nov. 1, 2013, in time for this year’s 9-day firearm deer season, the use of rifles will be permitted statewide. The Oct. 5-6 youth gun deer hunt will still be restricted to shotgun-only in those portions of the state that were previously shotgun-only. While the DNR is no longer placing restrictions on the use of rifles in certain areas of the state, local municipalities will still be able to restrict the use of rifles within their boundaries. Hunters will need to check with the local municipality where they plan to hunt for any restrictions on the use of rifles.
As far as injuries are concerned, I read about more self-inflicted wounds to the foot or hand because the barrel wasn't pointed in a safe direction, and that is usually with bird shot and not slugs or bullets.
I think it would be an interesting study.