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August 8, 2023

Iowa’s early teal season offers waterfowlers first chance of the fall

Iowa’s early teal hunting season begins on Sept. 1, offering the state’s waterfowl hunters their first chance of the fall to get back into the marshes. 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes the September teal season available when the teal population is above certain levels. This early season runs for 16 days statewide (September 1-16).
“The early season is timed to take advantage of the peak migration of teal through Iowa,” said Orrin Jones, waterfowl research biologist headquartered out of Clear Lake.

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‘Guidance’ in revised Wisconsin plan suggests room for 1,200 wolves

The Wisconsin DNR’s Aug. 1 release of its revised wolf plan tells the public the state has room for at least 1,200 timber wolves. That number is now … an expectation. Or a guidance. Or in other words, about where the DNR expects to see the state’s wolf population hold going forward. That number is also a long way from a population goal of 350 wolves, or fewer, sought by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF), Conservation Congress, and more than 25 county boards across northern Wisconsin.

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Appealing to the better angles of our nature

Genetically speaking, humans have roughly 10,000 differences from other mammals – mostly related to brain development. This might sound like a lot, but the human genome is about 3 billion base pairs, so we’re only 0.003% different from other members of Class Mammalia. 
For this reason, it shouldn’t be surprising that chimps and humans are 99% alike, house cats and humans are 90% alike, mice and humans are 85% alike, and cattle and humans are 80% alike. 

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Dedicated core of squirrel hunters greeted with ideal conditions for Illinois opener

As squirrel hunting openers go, the surprise this year was the lack of discomfort Lance Poole felt as he plopped his behind on a moss-covered stump in the bottoms of Monroe County, Ill., on Aug. 1.
It took exactly 11 minutes of sitting perfectly still before Poole heard some rapid rustling in a treetop not 30 yards to his east. His reaction: Identify. Point. Aim. Bang.

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Fish passage 10 years in the making reconnects vital habitat areas in New York

Byron Young may not be a household name, but he’s well known in Suffolk County, N.Y., for his longtime dedication to the construction of a fish passage through Woodhull Dam on the Little River, a project deemed essential to restoring critical spawning and maturation habitat for river herring and American eel.
Now the retired marine biologist, who spent more than three decades with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, can enjoy a taste of immortality, as the newly minted dam was named in his honor.

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