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November 27, 2023

Backyard and beyond: A feast of fall

Farmers were out harvesting in late October – and so were wild creatures. Scott Thiede sent a photo of a flock of crows feasting on sunflowers seed heads, just ahead of the combine. “Sunflower harvesting is a favorite pastime of birds, squirrels, field mice, and deer,” he noted.

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Wisconsin DNR Warden of the Year Bryan Lockman has seen a little bit of everything on the job

On Sept. 9 DNR Warden Supervisor Bryan Lockman received “The Watch,” a gold pocket watch given each year to the Wisconsin DNR’s game warden of the year by the Noyes family.
A couple months ago, Lockman received a surprise invitation from his then-supervisor, Korey Trowbridge, to join him after hours. Little did Lockman know what the invite was for, as when a warden of the year is notified of winning the Haskell Noyes Efficiency Award, his or her supervisor gets the honor of arranging it.

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Fur market slow to improve as 2023 trapping season opens in Illinois

By the time you read this the trapping season will have been open almost three weeks in Illinois. The first week at least was pretty mild, so I’m sure many trappers took advantage of this. Certainly, it will be easier to trap fall beaver without a lot of snow and ice.
The last couple of years has been pretty tough on wild fur.

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Help the science of backyard birding: Consider participating in Project FeederWatch

There’s something enchanting about waking up to the melodic tunes of birdsong and catching a glimpse of vibrant plumage fluttering outside your window. Backyard birding is not just a hobby; it’s a mindful practice that encourages us to slow down, observe, and appreciate the simple wonders of the natural world.

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Decision on future of North Dakota wild horses expected next year

About 200 wild horses roam free in a western North Dakota national park, but that number could shrink as the National Park Service is expected to decide next year whether it will eliminate that population.
Advocates fear a predetermined outcome that will remove the animals from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. An extended public comment period ends Friday on the recent environmental assessment of the park’s three proposals: reduce the horse population quickly, reduce it gradually or take no immediate action.

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‘Super pigs’ threatening to invade Minnesota?

An exploding population of hard-to-eradicate “super pigs” in Canada is threatening to spill south of the border, and northern states like Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana are taking steps to stop the invasion.
In Canada, the wild pigs roaming Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba pose a new threat. They are often crossbreeds that combine the survival skills of wild Eurasian boar with the size and high fertility of domestic swine to create a “super pig” that’s spreading out of control.

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Animals rights groups file lawsuit on Wisconsin wolf plan

Animal welfare advocates filed a lawsuit last week seeking to invalidate Wisconsin’s new wolf management plan, accusing state wildlife officials of violating the state’s open meetings law and disregarding comments from wolf researchers and supporters.
The lawsuit reflects how contentious the debate over wolf management has become in Wisconsin.

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