Wisconsin deer hunters have had a difficult time keeping track of their prey in recent years, because of a lack of snow to follow their tracks. But today (Friday), about the northern third of the Badger State has up to two inches on the ground — and some places in the far north have four inches or more. A wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow moved across the north this (Friday) morning. Rain is expected in the region for the afternoon, but it’s supposed to return to all snow tonight (Friday). At least some of the snow could melt during tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) opening day of the nine day gun season — but snow showers could linger in the far north into Sunday morning. In southern Wisconsin, rain and some freezing drizzle are in the forecast — with perhaps a little snow mixed in before the weather system leaves Saturday.