Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

September 18, 2023

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation: No tribal take leaves wolf population unmanaged

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) board members reviewed the DNR’s proposed permanent wolf rules and filed multiple objections with the DNR, saying the group “opposes (the plan) as written and strongly urges the DNR to make the following changes.”
Late in its letter, the WWF points out that Federal Judge Barabara Crabb said the DNR may make adjustments to quotas if the state’s six Chippewa tribes do not participate in a harvest season and leave their 50% of the quota untouched.

Streams of Thought: Keep your hunting dogs safe this season

When they told me that my pup, Liza, would slow down a bit after having pups last spring, I believed them. They, of course, were wrong.
I think she found a new, higher gear. And so it was almost a year ago that I watched as she zigged and zagged and leapt and bounded around and beneath and often through downed trees and branches and other obstacles on the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota during a few days of ruffed grouse hunting.

Commentary: Exploring the connection between invasives and climate change

Here are two largely accepted premises.
• First, most conservationists and environmentalists will agree that climate change is a threat to fish, wildlife, and habitat.
• Second, most conservationists and environmentalists will agree that invasive species are a problem for fish, wildlife, and habitat (albeit not as existential as extreme heat, drought, severe storms, or ocean/lake/reservoir/river and stream warming).
Perhaps under-appreciated is that invasive species are, in large measure, a biotic manifestation of the changing precipitation and warming.

National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio names marsh in honor of John Gradel

In a poignant ceremony led by Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Manager Jason Lewis, a sign was unveiled along one of the wetland cells in the Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge.
As three generations of the family looked on, this 155-acre marsh unit that borders some Gradel Farms property was officially named the John Gradel Marsh. This dedication was a formal way of recognizing the long partnership of John Gradel, Sr., who passed away in April, and the Gradel family for their contributions to restoring, protecting, and enhancing this coastal wetland.

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