ANTIGO - Opening weekend of deer hunting is in the books. As was expected the initial deer totals in several counties in the Northwoods are slightly below last year's totals. The harsh spring suffered earlier this year, plus cold temperatures among the factors for the limited success.
14-year old Ally Hetto of Appleton was hunting with her dad on property the family owns in the Deerbrook area. Ally shot her first buck – a four-pointer.
We'll have more on opening weekend in Wednesday night's "Northwoods Spotlight," on Newswatch 12 at 10pm.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander couple thought they were empty nesters. However, an experience volunteering made them open their doors back up to kids who need a temporary home. The Zoerb's adult children moved out years ago. But at any moment they could get a call from social services that make them bring out their parenting skills for another round. Rick and Danielle Zoerb work together as realtors putting people in homes that are the perfect fit. However, the husband and wife know their home can be a good fit for others too. "There's no reason for kids to have to fall through the cracks," said Dani. Rick met a child at a mentorship program a few years ago. It was a meeting that opened a new door for him and his wife. "There was no hesitation on our part when we felt the situation was deteriorating for this young boy," said Rick.
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