Hunters urged to wear layers and stay hydrated

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NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WBAY) – Wind chills are expected to be in the teens for opening day of the gun-deer hunt Saturday.

Harsh northwest winds gusting over 40 mph will blast Wisconsin with much colder weather. 

Dr. Jeremy Metzler with Prevea Health says hunters should wear multiple layers and boots.

And if you’re going to throw back some beers or glasses of whiskey, make sure you stay hydrated.

“Staying well hydrated is also very important to help keep your body warm. Things that can counteract that are alcohol. Sometimes it will make you dehydrated and not let you regulate your body heat as normally as possible,” says Dr. Metzler.

With the strong winds expected on Saturday, hunters in a tree stand should be wearing a harness.

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