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September 22, 2023

Hunting and fishing licenses: The backbone of New York’s fish and wildlife management

When I hung up the phone after making my annual license purchases, I felt very pleased. First of all, I was legal for the coming year, a status I have enjoyed since I was 16. Second, I had drawn both Deer Management Permits for which I had I requested, including one for New York’s 3-H Wildlife Management Unit. A DMP for that unit had been a seemingly nearly impossible draw in recent years.
I had another reason to feel good. In the process of purchasing my license, I had also purchased a Habitat Access and Improvement Stamp and made a contribution to the Venison Coalition. I was paying my dues.

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Minnesota’s fall turkey, prairie chicken seasons begin Sept. 30

Minnesota’s fall turkey and prairie chicken hunting seasons will open on Saturday, Sept. 30. The two seasons may open at the same time, but the prairie chicken hunt will have limited licenses versus the turkey hunt, which has unlimited tags. Turkey season closes Oct. 29, while the prairie chicken hunt ends Oct. 8.
The prairie chicken season includes 125 licenses for lottery winners. Meanwhile, turkey hunters are wondering if the fall season will see high harvest numbers like the 2022 fall season.

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Does Illinois DNR make it too hard to be a volunteer?

Here we go with the grumbling again from well-meaning DNR public land users who want to lend a hand. These folks genuinely care about our public lands and truly want to help out sites with a host of different activities.
Their complaint, however, is that DNR makes it too hard for them to volunteer. There are too many requirements that seem nonsensical. There is too much bureaucracy and red tape. In a sense, the complainers aren’t totally wrong, but neither are they totally right.

Does Illinois DNR make it too hard to be a volunteer? Read More »

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