Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
Motorcycles rumbled through central Wisconsin Saturday for the 10th annual Wausau Fire Charity Ride.More >>
MADISON (AP) -
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the statewide deer harvest during opening weekend was up more than 19% from last year.
Hunters harvested and registered 134,772 deer during opening weekend of Wisconsin's 9-day deer gun season. That tally is based on preliminary call-in numbers collected from registration tables by DNR staff.
DNR wildlife management program director Tom Hauge says the final opening weekend tally will likely be larger, after all the registration stubs are entered into the database over the next couple of months.
The DNR says registration increased in all regions. Because of warm weather, some hunters likely registered their deer immediately instead of letting the deer hang at camp, which probably bumped up the numbers.
Some hunters did report low deer sightings, primarily in northern counties.
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