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February 4, 2010

GF&P writes pheasant management plan

Pierre, S.D. (AP) – The state Game, Fish and Parks Department has drawn up a five-year management plan for pheasants that puts special emphasis on protecting and developing habitat. Other goals involve research, providing places to hunt, and educating the public about pheasants. The fall hunting season has drawn well over 150,000 hunters in recent …

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Illinois deer harvest up slightly after late-season rally

Springfield – Extra days to hunt may have catapulted the 2009-10 deer harvest above last year’s total. According to DNR, a total of 189,277 deer were taken during all seasons. The campaign, which began with archery season on Oct. 1, came to a close on Jan. 17 with the end of archery, late-winter and Special

Stewardship lands access rule passes

Madison – A rule that allows limits or bans on hunting, fishing, and trapping on public lands bought with taxpayer money received unanimous support from the seven-member Natural Resources Board on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The following day, one NRB member, John Welter, of Eau Claire, returned to the board’s continued meeting and asked for more

Once-in-lifetime find: battle-locked dead moose

Gilbert, Minn. – A moose shed is a rare, treasured find among shed antler hunters. But a pair of antlers? How about two pairs, still attached to the bodies of deceased bulls, and locked together? Tim Bradach, a 32-year veteran police officer in Gilbert, usually tries to begin his search for moose sheds in early

Deer rankings elude Illinois

Springfield – A national report on the status of states’ deer herds reveals that Illinois does not rank among the best in the Midwest. It didn’t even make the top 5. Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin fill out the top spots in the 2010 whitetail report by the Quality Deer Management Association. The annual


Feb. 5:_Waukesha County Conservation Alliance Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Olympia Resort & Hotel. For more info call Syd Herman, 262-542-3684. Feb. 6:_Wisconsin East WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Quilted Bear. For more info call 800-274-5471. Feb. 6:_Wisconsin North WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn. For more info call 800-274-5471. Feb. 6:_Richland County Chapter DU Banquet, 5:30

DNR to NRB: CWD plan rewrite might take some time

Madison – The Natural Resources Board has given the DNR the board’s CWD report and has asked the DNR to come up with suggestions on how to better manage the disease. NRB CWD subcommittee chairman Dave Clausen said he’d like to see the DNR do more than just “monitor” the disease. Now the ball is

Letter from senator stirs NRB deer discussion

Madison – A letter to the Natural Resources Board from Sen. Russ Decker threw board members into a fervent discussion about the need for more deer research and the possibility of using federal money to pay for the research. Before coming to a conclusion, NRB members asked the board chair, Christine Thomas, to contact Decker,

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