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July 29, 2011

Missouri: Brown patches in trees may be a result of cicadas and scale insects

Egg-laying and feeding behavior of these insects damages individual tree branches This year’s summer green is being interrupted by brown patches in Missouri’s trees, and it’s not just because of the heat. Brown leaves can appear on trees in many patterns for many reasons. Common this summer are small clusters of wilted, brown leaves scattered …

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Louisiana: Reviving Eunice City Lake

$1 million rehabilitation project scheduled for lake in central Louisiana July 29, 2011 – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the City of Eunice plan to launch a project to rehabilitate Eunice City Lake after a Union Pacific Railroad explosion in May

Minnesota waterfowl numbers improved; wetland conditions excellent

Minnesota’s 2011 breeding duck and goose populations improved from last year, according to results of the annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) spring waterfowl surveys. The state’s estimated breeding duck population was 687,000 compared with last year’s estimate of 531,000. This year’s estimate is 11 percent above the long-term average of 622,000 breeding ducks.

Meeting Bono: “…that’s kind of a strange name.”

As the Twin Cities basked in the afterglow of the big U2 concert, a funny anecdote involving former DNR Fisheries Chief Ron Payer came my way Monday morning. In the mid-2000s, Payer and other DNR officials were in Washington, D.C. gathering support for some federal resource funding. While they waited outside then-U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s office,

Applications Available for 2011 West Virginia Limited Permit Areas Having Antlerless Deer Seasons

Applications for the 2011 Antlerless Deer Season are now available at all West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices, Elkins Operations Center and Charleston Headquarters, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. These applications also may be downloaded from the DNR’s website at in the “Hunting” section.

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