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.
MINOCQUA - These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay.
"They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator.
Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
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