Ely: Youth hunters hit the woods for early season
Starting off in Ely where young hunters are heading out to the woods for the official start of the Minnesota youth rifle season. The season began today and will last through Sunday the 18th. Youth hunters ages 10 through 17 are able to participate but hunters 10 through 13 must have an adult mentor with them. Participation in the youth hunt does not impact the regular season but any deer harvested will count towards the youth's yearly bag limit. You can find a full list of regulations on the Minnesota DNR website.
Ashland: Grant donation helping cancer patients make their appointments
Next up we're heading to Ashland where the Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center has received a $6,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and Kohls. The grant will go towards transporting cancer patients who need help getting to their appointments. This grant helps the center meet its goal of ensuring no patient misses an appointment.
Ashland: CHA cancels annual Fur Ball
And finally we'll finish off in the Bay area where the Chequamegon Humane Association has announced the cancellation of their annual Fur Ball. The fundraising event that raises money for the shelter was scheduled for November 7th. Last year the event raised $25,000 dollars which helped pay for procedures to prepare animals for adoption. Now the CHA must find another way to cover the cost of those services. The shelter is encouraging animal lovers to donate directly to the CHA through their website.