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November 12, 2009

Idaho shutters wolf hunting in McCall-Weiser zone

Boise, Idaho (AP) – State wildlife officials are shutting down wolf hunting in another area of the state. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game closed the McCall-Weiser wolf zone Monday. The limit for the west-central territory is 15 wolves. It’s the second hunting zone to be closed by agency officials this month. Last week, …

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535 state residents revoked through violators’ compact

Madison – About 535 Wisconsin residents have had their hunting privileges revoked in Wisconsin and in 30 other states, as part of the Wildlife Violator Compact. DNR wildlife violator compact coordinator Kristin Turner told the Natural Resources Board (NRB) at its Oct. 21 meeting that the compact was originally created in 1989 with an agreement

Citizen tips help nab deer poachers across the state

Marinette, Wis. – Marinette County conservation warden Matt Meade of the DNR’s Crivitz office knows there’s a lot of illegal deer poaching activity going on in Wisconsin, but wardens can’t be everywhere. “Give us good calls (on the hotline),” Meade said. “That’s what we thrive on.” Public and anonymous callers to the state’s (800) TIP-WDNR

Adirondack region’s early bear take up sharply

Ray Brook, N.Y. – Bear hunters in the Adirondack region had one of their best early seasons in history, according to preliminary DEC harvest figures. Harvest data from successful bear hunters during the region’s Sept. 19-Oct. 16 early season point to a total harvest that will likely top 500, DEC biologists said. That would be

Road-killed deer approach 75,000

Bloomington, Ill. – New York motorists collided with nearly 75,000 vehicles between July 1, 2008, and June 30 of this year, according to the nation’s leading auto insurer. State Farm Insurance, using its claims data, estimated New York drivers struck 74,958 whitetails over that one-year period – the third-highest total of any state in the

Waterfowlers in a statewide lull

Du Quoin, Ill. – Mark Bergagna was hunting a small backwater lake just off of the Illinois River on the final day of October. “There were lots of ducks flying high and following the river,” the Spring Valley man said. “The high water just scattered the birds everywhere. We saw quite a few mallards, but

Warmthand corn highlight deer opener

Opening weekend harvest down about 5 percent from 2008 St. Paul – Not too many years ago, opening day firearms deer hunters in much of the state were greeted by sub-zero temperatures. Last year was wet, but most crops had been harvested. This year, the opener brought splendid weather and vast fields of standing corn.

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