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.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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