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Gun deer season kicks off, turkey inflation, and restoring bison

Local businesses celebrated the start of Wisconsin’s 9-day gun deer season Saturday. Hunters spend about $2.5 million annually in the state, with deer hunters making up about 88 percent of that. Then, inflation and an outbreak of avian flu are driving up the price of Thanksgiving turkeys. And finally, indigenous groups in the U.S. and Canada are leading efforts to restore bison across North America.

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Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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