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Deer from Marathon County tests positive for CWD: state

For the first time in five years, a white-tailed deer on a hunting preserve in Wisconsin has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced Monday.

The latest case was found in Marathon County in central Wisconsin.

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, reported the final test results back to the state. The animal was a 5-year-old male and was one of about 370 deer in the 351-acre preserve.

The deer was killed Nov. 4. Samples were taken Nov. 7 in accordance with Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:47 PM
 
Yadro, 94 years young, harvests 6-point buck
Nick Yadro, 94, of Eagle River proudly displays the six-point buck he harvested during the gun hunt.    —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

There was excitement in the deer woods when Nick Yadro tagged and registered his buck during the recently completed nine-day Wisconsin gun deer season.

It wasn’t because it was his first buck and it wasn’t because it was a great running shot. It was because Yadro is 94 years old.

Yadro, who hunts out of the Kuca Kraj Vode hunting camp on Anvil Lake, said it was special to harvest a six-point buck with a 50-yard shot opening weekend.

“It made me real happy. At my age,

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:00 PM
 
Bear hunt permits due

Wisconsin black bear hunters have until next Tuesday, Dec. 10, to apply for a fall of 2014 harvest permit.

Bear hunters are reminded that harvest permits are strictly limited and hunters must apply for several years before receiving a permit.

Harvest numbers from the 2013 black bear season are not finalized, but hunters harvested more than 3,800 bears during the season. Meanwhile, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and the bear advisory committee are in the process of determining 2014 quotas.

In Zone B in northeastern Wisconsin for the 2013 year,

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:00 PM
 
Deadline is Dec. 10 for spring turkey
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Wild turkey hunters have until next Tuesday, Dec. 10, to apply for available permits for the 2014 hunting season, with preliminary permit levels set at the same level as in 2013.

Final permit levels are not set until after the close of the fall turkey season, but will likely not differ significantly from preliminary permit levels, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

For Zone 7 in this area, 3,600 permits were available for the 2013 hunt — with 3,216 issued through the preference drawing and 382 issued over the counter. In the spring of 2013, hunter success rate for Zone 7 was 12.4% compared to the statewide succuss rate of 17.9%.

Zone 7 includes all of Vilas and Iron counties,

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:59 PM
 
Women’s shooting league plans December meeting

The Eagle River Chapter of A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League will hold its December meeting Saturday, Dec. 14, at Eagle River Inn.

Coffee and treats will be served starting at 9 a.m., and information on gun safety will be the focus of this meeting.

To practice shooting, participants may travel to the Vilas County shooting range following the meeting.

In celebration of the holiday season,

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:59 PM
 
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