• As of Nov. 23, 828,664 deer hunting licenses have been sold, compared to 816,292 at the same time last year. For a look at gun deer license sales and other information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “deer.” Electronic deer registration through the GameReg system allows for up-to-date preliminary registration numbers on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ website throughout the nine-day gun deer season. Preliminary gun deer harvest information is summarized by both county and management zone, and will continue to be updated regularly through the end of the nine-day season. To view preliminary 2015 gun deer registration numbers, search keywords “weekly totals.”
• The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Division of Food Safety along with Harry Hansen’s Meat Service, a Franksville, Wis., establishment, is issuing a regional recall for an undetermined amount of smoked beef that was not properly inspected prior to sale. This recall is initiated based on evidence collected during a routine inspection conducted by state inspectors at this establishment. Evidence shows that this smoked beef roast was not produced with the benefit of inspection by state officials as required by law for meat products. The smoked beef roast was sold from the establishment’s retail store prior to Nov. 13, 2015. The establishment has voluntarily recalled the product and is working with DATCP to collect as much product as possible. All products were vacuum packaged in one-pound quantities. Some products may be labeled with a legend, or stamp, in the shape of Wisconsin containing the following statement: “WIS DEPT. AGR. INSPECTED 74” or “WI Dept. AGR 74.” No illnesses have been reported as a result of consuming these products. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should contact a physician.
• Door County Buy Local is holding its next business networking mixer on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5:30-7 pm at the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. The event will feature the holiday-themed DCMM exhibit “Merry-Time Festival of Trees,” with trees decorated by local businesses and organizations scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries. The mixer will also provide time for an update about the status and activities of the Door County Buy Local program. The networking event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Buy Local initiative in Door County. Attendees are asked to make a $5 donation, which will give them a ticket for the DCMM tree bucket raffle; additional tickets will be available for purchase. RSVP for this event by Monday, Dec. 1, or if you have questions, please email [email protected] or call 920.743.3113 ext. 200.