MADISON - The state Department of Natural Resources has picked four people to participate in Wisconsin's first managed elk hunt.
Agency officials announced Wednesday that they chose the hunters through a random drawing Monday. More than 38,000 people entered. The agency didn't release the hunters' names. DNR spokesman James Dick said he was checking on whether the agency could disclose them.
The hunt will be limited to the Clam Lake herd, in Sawyer, Bayfield, Ashland and Price counties. It will run from Oct. 13 to Nov. 11 and from Dec. 13-21.
An additional license will be awarded through a raffle conducted by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through the foundation's website. The winner be drawn Aug. 11.
WOODRUFF - Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport hosted a fun-filled day for family and friends on Saturday.
This comes about five months after one of its helicopters crashed, killing three Spirit employees.
Regional manager Charles Kotke said those men were in mind today,
"Today is a day of bringing people together, as well as a celebration of our 25 year anniversary," said Kotke. "This team did an amazing job getting us back to caring for our patients and doing what we need to do to care of our community."
Flight paramedics showed off the aircrafts to people and the helicopter was a big hit.
"They definitely like to look at the aircrafts. See how we transport patients from point A to point B," said Northern Region Supervisor Ryan Short.
Next Saturday, Spirit is celebrating with more associates. The second part of the celebration will be in Stevens Point.
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