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Man kills first deer after 12 years of huntingSubmitted: 11/17/2018
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
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Man kills first deer after 12 years of hunting
LAKE TOMAHAWK - Nick Lyons and his family stopped into Lizzy T's Tamarack Tap just a few miles north of Rhinelander after long day out in the woods.

"It's pretty much tradition, said Lyons. "We always stop here after."

Although it's tradition, Lyons is celebrating to something new and special after 12 years of hunting.

"It's actually my first deer first buck I've ever shot," said Lyons. "It's well worth it after the 12 years."

Lyons isn't too sure why it took him so long to put some meat in the freezer, but he has a slight hunch it might be due to not having the right permit.


"I don't know if it's the deer population that's up here or the lack of doe permits you get," said Lyons. "Not everyone in our group has one."

Jim Brock hasn't had much luck in Northern Wisconsin when it comes to hunting.

"I don't have a place to hunt, said Brock. "I could hunt in stateland but I don't come up here that often anymore."

However, Brock's brother hunts in the Northwoods every season. They meet at Lizzy T's every year to celebrate as the first day of gun deer season. 

"It's a comradery tradition type thing and [we] just get together,." said Brock.

Whether people hunted or not, it seems Lizzy T's connected them as the sun set on this Saturday. 

"[We'll] grab a few drinks, head back to the cottage, and eat some dinner," said Lyons

Gun deer season lasts until November 25. 

People can travel throughout the Northwoods for this week of hunting with friends and family.

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