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Minnesota Planning For Possible 2012 Wolf Season
Friday, January 20, 2012
Minnesota wildlife officials have begun to plan for a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season in late 2012. This action follows last month’s announcement that wolves will return to state management Jan. 27 following roughly 35 years of federal protection.
Missouri Gun Deer Harvest Up 3% From Last Season
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 2,193 deer during the late youth hunt Jan. 7 and 8, bringing the total harvest for the 2011-2012 firearms deer season to 238,921 compared to last year’s total of 231,513
Minnesota Wardens Save Deer By Shooting Them
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Conservation officers (CO) with the Minnesota Department of Natural resources recently saved a couple of deer by shooting them. State conservation officer Jeremy Woinarowicz of Thief River Falls received a call Dec. 28 that two bucks were locked together by their antlers in a field near Warren in Polk County. When Woinarowicz arrived at the scene, he noticed that the larger buck had already died and the live buck was frantically trying to break free.
Ohio Muzzleloader Season Runs January 7-10
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Ohio's popular muzzleloader deer season is set to open statewide January 7-10 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. The Division of Wildlife expects as many as 265,000 hunters will hunt deer during the muzzleloader season. Legal hunting hours this season are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
Michigan DNR Applauds USFWS Delisting of Gray Wolf
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is applauding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list. The decision returns management of the species to the state level
Minnesota Cites 144 Hunters With Baiting Violations
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Conservation officer weekly activity reports confirm what officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) already suspected: Deer baiting was pervasive during the 2011 big game season.
Maryland Gun Deer Harvest Up 2 Percent In 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Maryland deer hunters experienced a range of weather for the two-week firearm season and harvested an estimated 41,421 deer ─ a 2 percent increase from last year’s harvest of 40,694 deer for the same period.
Great Lakes Grey Wolves No Longer Endangered Species
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that gray wolf populations in the Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
Illinois Gun Deer Harvest Down Slightly
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Firearm deer hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 97,760 deer during the seven-day firearm deer season on Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 1-4, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). This year’s preliminary firearm season harvest total compares with the 98,944 deer taken during the 2010 firearm season
Michigan DNR Confirms Cougar Sighting
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of a radio-collared cougar just north of the city of Hancock in northern Houghton County. The animal was captured on a trail camera on Nov. 13, walking directly in front of the camera, with the noticeable presence of a radio collar.