WOODRUFF - You should report dead deer that you find on your property.
That helps the DNR get a better understanding of winter's impact on deer.
This also helps them track the spread of chronic wasting disease among herds.
People that find dead deer can report it to the local DNR station or wildlife biologist.
"We certainly will expect to see some deer dying this year because of the extreme weather," said Wildlife Biologist Michele Woodford. "We'll certainly look to see if they're diseased from something else, but we'll probably expect to see some of it caused by starvation as well."
It's too early to get a full impact of deer deaths, deer experts say most tend to die in early Spring.
Anterless deer tags could be more limited next hunting season.
"Deer tend to congregate in conifer areas or places where there's thermal cover," said Woodford. "So they're going to be in the pines or places where it's warm and out of the wind. What we might see is die-offs in those areas and those we would certainly like to be reported to the DNR, myself, and the other local biologists just so we can go out and assess those deer."
There have been few reports of dead deer in Northern Wisconsin so far this year.
NORTHWOODS - Children went back to school across the Northwoods Tuesday. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for anything.
Emergency workers say it's important to have a plan in place for all possible emergency situations. That plan should include emergency contacts, safe meeting locations, and emergency kits in homes and cars. Officials say taking time to plan and practice is crucial.
"Look at things before it happens," says Dawn Robinson, Oneida County Emergency Management Program Assistant. "Make sure your family, your loved ones, your neighbors, make sure everyone has a plan and practice those plans. That way when something does happen, it becomes more, that you know what to do, so be prepared as much as possible, and practice."
Part of being prepared is communication and knowing who to contact. Officials encourage parents to make sure that schools have up-to-date emergency contact information, especially for small children.
PHILLIPS - About seven years ago, a driver killed a pedestrian walking across Lake Avenue, the main street in downtown Phillips. It was dark and misty that night, and the walker was trying to cross in the middle of a block.
But pedestrians are often at risk in Northwoods downtowns, even on sunny days, and even when they're using crosswalks.
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