The cold air and snow didnít stop the Mills Fleet Farm parking lot from filling up in Antigo.
Everyone in line couldnít wait to get one of these, a new blaze orange hat.
They went to the first 500 customers through the door.
ďItís just a great time," says Greg Trunk, Manager at Mills Fleet Farm. "Even with the lines backed up, nobodyís pushing or shoving telling deer hunting stories. Itís a great time."
"Itís a busy week for us. They buy everything. Itís not really hard to merchandise. They want everything they get everything," says Trunk.
Customers loaded carts full of the merchandise. Anticipating the gun deer season, which starts Saturday.
ďHunting is just being out in the woods out in nature spending time just outside if I get a deer thatís a bonus if not weíre still outside spending time with friends family, nature," says Roger Taylor.
Spending time with friends is just one of many reasons why people go hunting.
"Itís just great to be out there youíre sitting out in the stands its quiet camaraderie of the other hunters, and then the thrill of when the deer comes in," says Trunk.
"Even if you donít get one you just see them out in the wild itís just a great time out there," says Trunk.
RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.
"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.
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