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Illinois News: Hunters in Illinois Harvested 58,836 Deer During First Weekend of Firearm Season

Hunters in Illinois Harvested 58,836 Deer During First Weekend of Firearm Season SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 58,836 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season on Nov. 16-18.  Hunters took 51,450 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2017. Illinois’ seven-day Firearm Deer Season will … Continue reading Illinois News: Hunters in Illinois Harvested 58,836 Deer During First Weekend of Firearm Season

Missouri Department of Conservation News: Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – From December through February, Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular.  Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own. Because of the state’s big rivers, many lakes, and abundant wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

Illinois News: EHD Outbreak in Illinois Claims More than 400 Deer

SPRINGFIELD, IL – As of October 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018. EHD appears to be at low to moderate levels in counties on or near the Illinois River, extending from Schuyler County to … Continue reading Illinois News: EHD Outbreak in Illinois Claims More than 400 Deer

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