MADISON - After a slow start on opening weekend, deer hunters saw only a 7% drop in the number of deer killed compared to 2012. That's according to the DNR's preliminary numbers released Tuesday afternoon.
Opening weekend saw nearly 18% fewer deer registered compared to 2012. Cold temperatures and the late start were among the factors for the poor showing. However, as the temperatures increased during the hunt, so did the numbers.
In Oneida County, 2297 deer were killed during this year's hunt. 1505 were bucks, while 792 were doe. In 2012, 2686 deer were registered. That's a 14% decrease.
To see the county by county numbers, click on the link below.
We'll have more in Wednesday night's Northwoods Spotlight.
RHINELANDER - Looking back on his 28 years as airport director, Joe Brauer says he has a lot to be proud of.
"When we got the disabled passenger lift, the non-motorized one, we were very, very proud of that," said Brauer, who's worked as the airport director for 28 years. He's also been in the airline business for 20 years.
Now, the longtime Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director will be passing things off to a familiar face.
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