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Deer more cautious this bow hunting season

This wasn't a good start. Just five minutes into a November archery hunt, five minutes after legal shooting time had come to a still-grey dawn in northern Wisconsin, and I was already "busted" by a wily doe. The "danger ahead" alarm sounded by the deer blowing hard through it's nostrils shattered the new morning again and again.

I had been caught before over two decades of bow hunting. Most often betrayed by human scent on an unfriendly wind, on occasion the bust had also come from a creak of the tree stand, or the wrong move at the wrong time.

Wed
15
Nov

Milwaukee picks up second win

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Sam Cassell argued for caution, not panic, after the Milwaukee Bucks notched their just second victory in seven games.

Glenn Robinson scored nine of his 21 points in the decisive third quarter as the Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks 84-74 Wednesday night.

Ray Allen added 17 points and Cassell had 15 as the Bucks, expected to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference, snapped their three-game losing streak.

Wed
15
Nov

Favre hopes to play despite foot sprain

Associated Press

GREEN BAY -- Brett Favre didn't take a snap at Green Bay Packer practice Wednesday but said he can "envision" playing Sunday despite his sprained left foot.

In other words, Favre's NFL-record string of 135 consecutive starts by a quarterback may not be about to end after all.

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Warren Sapp fell on Favre's foot during last Sunday's game, resulting in a mid-foot sprain, and Favre was replaced by Matt Hasselbeck. The Buccaneers won 20-15.

Wed
15
Nov

Safety first in 2000 season

The one activity that could possibly draw people away from the Packers on a crisp November day is finally here. Wisconsin's 2000 firearm deer hunting season opens at 6:24 a.m. on the eastern side of the state, the beginning of what amounts to a holiday for most people.

Wed
15
Nov

Council approves deer hunting at airport

CLINTONVILLE -- The Common Council approved a policy Tuesday allowing for controlled shotgun hunting on the airport.

"It will be a very limited and tightly controlled basis with the permits going to the adjacent land owners and people working at the airport," airport manager Fran West said.

Last month, the council directed West to come up with a policy for hunters harvesting wildlife on the airport.

"The key issue here is safety," said West. "We have had two warnings and fortunately no fatalities."

Wed
15
Nov

State allocates $550,000 to pay for processing donated deer

Wisconsin has set aside more than half a million dollars to process thousands of deer whose meat will be donated to food pantries, a strategy the state hopes will cut a whitetail deer herd climbing toward unmanageable levels.

The state is essentially encouraging hunters to kill more deer by eliminating the cost of processing more venison than a hunter might want for himself. The Department of Natural Resources also has given each licensed hunter two free tags to shoot antlerless deer in some areas of the state.

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