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April 19, 2023

Outdoor Insights: Public meetings that don’t engage the public nothing more than a sideshow

In today’s hot political climate, I understand the desire, even the need, to maintain civil decorum. There were two law enforcement officers on hand presumably to help preserve that objective. And I’ve covered cringey public meetings that go to the other extreme. But a meeting that doesn’t engage the public is nothing more than a sideshow that serves only to check a policy-making box.

Commentary: CWD-sniffing dogs and other promising detection methods

Our partners at the National Deer Association have just highlighted three such studies that show we may soon be able to detect CWD-causing prions outside of animal tissue – including in scrapes, at feeders, and in deer feces – as reliably as we can with tests on the lymph nodes of harvested deer.

Scientists challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director’s science qualifications

Dozens of scientists from universities and environmental groups are pushing for the removal of the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming she lacks the educational background required to run the agency despite securing Senate confirmation last year.

Minnesota Mixed Bag: A governor-less Governor’s Fishing Opener on tap this year

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced April 8 on Outdoor News Radio that he will not attend the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener in Mankato this year.

Walz said that he’s traveling to Montana State University that weekend to celebrate his daughter’s graduation. The governor’s opener event runs May 11-13 and includes live bands, kayaking, fishing demonstrations, bike tours, tours of the Waterville fish hatchery, and fishing.

Kentucky research looks at effectiveness of bioacoustic carp barrier

The Minnesota Legislature has introduced a couple of bills regarding an Asian carp deterrent/barrier being placed at Lock and Dam 5 on the Mississippi River. These bills haven’t been passed by either the House or Senate, but it’s been an important discussion point during this year’s legislative session. The deterrent proposed for Lock and Dam 5 is similar to the carp deterrent at Barkley Dam near Grand River, Ky.

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