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WISCONSIN | Head to Mead Wildlife Area in October for the annual Spooktacular and Food Drive event

MILLADORE, WISCONSIN – Celebrate the arrival of fall and head to the Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center Area in October for the annual Spooktacular and Food Drive. The theme for 2018 is “endangered species” – attendees can enjoy pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts, a look at some endangered critters and more. This event will … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Head to Mead Wildlife Area in October for the annual Spooktacular and Food Drive event

IOWA | Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

IOWA– A unique relationship between Iowa bowhunters and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Research Section is entering its fourteenth year of partnering to collect observation data on wildlife they see while sitting in their tree stand. The data is an important piece to the population estimates used to guide resource management and regulation … Continue reading IOWA | Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

Near-misses mark fourth season of comprehensive bird survey

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Four bird species rarely if ever confirmed as breeding in Wisconsin were sighted but not confirmed in 2018, tantalizing near-misses among the most notable results from the fourth season of a comprehensive bird survey. “2018 was a year with a lot of exciting sightings, but ultimately, near-misses,” says Ryan Brady, Department of … Continue reading Near-misses mark fourth season of comprehensive bird survey

Maryland News: Oyster Season Opens October 1st, Minimum Size for Harvested Oysters is 3 Inches

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018-2019 public oyster harvest season will open Oct. 1 and run through March 31, 2019.  Opening month is reserved for divers and watermen using patent and shaft tongs, as well as recreational oystering. During the season, recreational oyster harvesting is open to any Maryland … Continue reading Maryland News: Oyster Season Opens October 1st, Minimum Size for Harvested Oysters is 3 Inches

Missouri News: Missouri State Museum hosts Museum After Hours – Before Lewis & Clark Oct. 3

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri State Museum will present the program “Before Lewis & Clark: The Exploratory Efforts of Mackay and Evans, 1795-1797” as part of its ongoing Museum After Hours series Wednesday, Oct. 3. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the History Hall in the east … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri State Museum hosts Museum After Hours – Before Lewis & Clark Oct. 3

MISSOURI | MDC AND WISCONSIN DNR PARTNER TO RESTORE MISSOURI’S RUFFED GROUSE

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are working together to help restore Missouri’s ruffed grouse population. MDC’s plan is to trap and relocate 300 grouse from northern Wisconsin to the River Hills region of east-central Missouri over a three-year period (2018-2020). The goal is … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC AND WISCONSIN DNR PARTNER TO RESTORE MISSOURI’S RUFFED GROUSE

WISCONSIN | Baiting, feeding bans extend to far NE Wisconsin

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – Wildlife baiting and feeding bans – designed to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in wild deer populations – are now in place in Marinette and Florence counties for the first time. CWD is a fatal, contagious disease that affects deer, elk and moose. This past June, testing revealed a … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Baiting, feeding bans extend to far NE Wisconsin

WISCONSIN | 2018-19 deer hunting season aging plan for Iron County

MERCER, WISCONSIN-  In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for deer aging during the 2018 archery and gun hunting seasons. If you harvest a deer, please consider submitting the head. Information collected by cooperators and the DNR staff is used to help assess the age structure within the … Continue reading WISCONSIN | 2018-19 deer hunting season aging plan for Iron County