RHINELANDER, ANTIGO - Hunters throughout the state experenced quite a year this hunting season.
Statewide, The 2012 Gun Deer Hunt proved to have plenty of deer for hunters. Nearly 244,000 deer wre killed. That's up 7.7 percent from last year. Nearly 115,00 were bucks - which is up by 12% from a year ago. Many Northwoods hunters were also in on the action.
There was a 17% increase in the number of bucks killed in Taylor county. Forest and Langlade counties had a slight dip in the number of bucks - but more anterless deer were shot. The joy of getting on the board was felt by many.
Other preliminary nubmers include 21% mroe bucks killed in Wood county. Florence and Price counties reported double-digit increases in buck kills. Lincoln county had a modest decrease on total deer killed.
To view the preliminary numbers for the deer kill, click ont he link below.
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin's maple syrup producers are having a great year.
A report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm says the state's farmers produced five times as much maple syrup this year as last year and the most since it began keeping track in 1992.
The USDA says Wisconsin produced 265,000 gallons of maple syrup this year.
Last year's season was cut short by early warm weather.
WAUSAU - The General Assembly takes up the budget Tuesday. Monday, some local representatives and school officials talked to the public about why they believe the budget will hurt schools.
Democratic representatives Mandy Wright and Katrina Shankland spoke in Wausau today.
Shankland, who represents Stevens Point, stated, "In the last session, Republicans took over 1.6 billion dollars from our public education. They robbed our students of $550 in aid per student. And in this budget, they only return $150. That simply is not acceptable."
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