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Department of Natural Resources officials will be presenting the results of this year's gun deer hunt tomorrow. Biologists and other officials will be meeting with the Natural Resources Board tomorrow afternoon to go over the results of the hunt and other information. That meeting gets underway at two pm. Early numbers from the season show total harvest down about 7 percent and buck harvest down 15 percent. Last week, spokesman Ed Culhane said the cold temperatures and stinging winds on opening weekend contributed to the lower numbers this year.
The National Weather Service is warning commuters this morning of hazardous road condition, especially in southeast Wisconsin. One N-W-S Sullivan Meteorologist says roads will be icy with packed-down snow. Add the blowing snow and reduced visibility, its best just to take extra time getting to your destination. Some areas in the state report two to four inches of snow, with up to six inches to the north. A winter weather advisory remains in effect for much of the state until six this morning.
________________A southeast Wisconsin high school student has won the Department of Natural Resources’ annual state park sticker contest. Ursula Reid is a junior at Cedarburg High School, her design featuring a turtle on a blue canvas was the winner from over 200 other entries. The winning design, along with the other submissions, can be viewed at the department’s website at DNR-dot-WI-dot-gov (exact address: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/contests.html). D-N-R is now accepting submissions for next year’s contest until April 13. The contest is open to public, parochial and private high school students in the state. __________________
Winter storms over the weekend is to blame for two fatal crashes in southeast Wisconsin. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office says one man was killed in a crash on Interstate 94, near the Town of Yorkville. A separate crash in Milwaukee County on Interstate 43 also killed an unidentified person, according to county authorities. In both incidents, police say the roads were covered in snow with ice underneath. Racine County authorities say as of 3:30 yesterday afternoon, there were about 60 crashes reported.