PRESQUE ISLE - Thousands of hunters hit the Northwoods for gun season.
That includes Governor Scott Walker.
He came North again this year for deer camp with friends.
Governor Walker made the Northwoods his hunting home again for gun season.
"I love it," Walker said.
"Just sitting out there, particularly when the sun came up this morning. When I am out each day, you're in the dark, you see the sun come up. You feel like the earth is just coming alive around you."
Walker's stop in Presque Isle was brief - hunting parts of Monday and Tuesday. He knows the nine day season is important for many people.
"It's a key part of the state's economy," Walker said.
"It's not only our heritage, but for a lot of folks in small towns across the state of Wisconsin, from one end of the state to the other, having a good harvest is important for the state's economy."
Walker hopes this year's deer hunt will be more successful by adding some new and younger hunters.
Walker hasn't seen a deer yet, but he says sometimes hunting is more than just getting a deer.
"It's the time you spend in deer camp talking to others, and having a good time," Walker said.
"Those are really the relationships. Having a good hunt, a good experience out in the field, the forest, and then coming up and continuing to have a good time with your friends and your family."
But there's no escaping Wisconsin politics, even this close to the Michigan border.
"It's simple. We want to get the economy going again," Walker said.
"Really my number one, number two, number three priority all are focused on jobs."
It all starts in January's legislative session - where Republicans have total control.
"When you talk about jobs, they're not Republican jobs, they're not Democrat jobs, they're just Wisconsin jobs," Walker insisted when asked about working with Democrats.
"To the extent that we're talking about prosperity, we're talking about job growth, a pro-growth agenda out there, I think those are the sorts of things that can bring people in both political parties together."
After hunting in Presque Isle, Walker headed to Oconto County to pick out a Christmas Tree for the Governor's conference room and then will be back in Madison Wednesday.
EAGLE RIVER - Soccer players may need to wait for the snow on their fields to melt. But they know cabin fever is starting to set in, and it's the perfect time to capitalize on it.
The 7th annual Cabin Fever Indoor Soccer Tournament kicked off today at Northland Pines High School. The event raises money for the schoolís boy's and girl's soccer teams.
"This was an opportunity to have an indoor soccer program so the kids can do something in the winter," says tournament director Steve Gilbert. "There was a need for a fundraiser so we thought why not have a tournament. There are other tournaments in the region, why not have one here with this tremendous facility that we have here at Pines."
Nearly 100 5th through 8th graders played in the co-ed soccer matches. Their participation makes it possible for the team to buy new equipment.
"It allows us to buy things that maybe the school can't afford to buy for them, so different types of warm-ups, equipment out on the field," says Gilbert. "One time we bought a camera for them so we could film their games. So it's going to good causes."
RHINELANDER - Wisconsinís attorney general enforces and defends laws made by the state, but one of Wisconsinís candidates for the position believes his opponents will only pick and choose.
Right now Republican Candidate Brad Schimel, Waukesha County district attorney, faces three Democrats, Rep. Jon Richards, Susan Happ and Ismael Ozanne. Richards represents a portion of Milwaukee in the State Assymbly. Happ is the Jefferson County District Attorney. Ozanne is the Dane County District Attorney.
Schimel says some of his opponents, especially Richard will only enforce laws they agree with.
"That's problematic and I believe that's not what the attorney general should be doing, that's a crusade, that's a policy maker," Schimel said. "If Rep. Richards wants to do that then he should stay in the legislature."
Richards has been in the Legislature since 1998.
Newswatch 12 asked him Friday if he would pick and choose laws to enforce.
He said heíd look at the constitution to determine how he would enforce laws in Wisconsin.
"I can grantee you there are plenty of laws that I voted against that I will end up enforcing and making sure that we implement," Richards said, "And there are some laws that I think clearly violate the U-S constitution or the state constitution and we'll be taking a hard look at those."
Democratic candidates Susan Happ and Ismael Ozanne were not available before running this story.
Richards was touring the Northwoods Friday talking to media and district attorneys in the area.
The Democratic primary is set for August 12th. Election day is Nov. 4, 2014.
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