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Sportsmen Since 1967

February 9, 2024

Michigan DNR changing the process for how it estimates the wolf population

Tyler Petroelje, a wildlife research biologist for the Michigan DNR, recently informed the state Natural Resource Commission of a change in the survey method that generates wolf population estimates. 
For decades Michigan has conducted wolf population surveys in the winter by tracking the packs and estimating how many wolves were in each pack. This method inherently produces a minimum estimate since wolf packs are normally at their lowest numbers in winter. Petroelje said the DNR is transitioning to a camera-based survey.

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Shorter coyote season proposed in Michigan

A proposal to shorten the coyote hunting season is raising concern among some in Michigan’s outdoors community.
The Furtaker User Group and the internal DNR Furbearer Workgroup have proposed several furbearer regulation changes that were presented to the state Natural Resources Commission at its Feb. 8 meeting in Lansing. Among them is a proposal to close the year-round coyote hunting season between April 15 and July 15.

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$8.7 million invested in H2Ohio islands project

As part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio DNR (ODNR) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Clark Island and Delaware/Horseshoe Island restoration projects.
This unique endeavor will rebuild Clark and Delaware/Horseshoe islands and the downstream portion of Delaware/Horseshoe Island which have deteriorated over the years due to erosion.

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Want to remove nuisance wildlife? Here’s what to know about the job

Nuisance wildlife removal is a problem, and it is on the rise in many New York areas for a number of reasons. For trappers, let’s discuss the things required to be a nuisance wildlife control operator and what the job entails.
In most states, including New York, to be a nuisance wildlife control operator and obtain a license, one needs to undergo a Nuisance Wildlife Control test and pass it with an 85% success rate. The tests are usually held at a regional DEC office. Mine was in the Alleghany, Region 8 office.

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Number of monarch butterflies at their Mexico wintering sites has plummeted this year

The number of monarch butterflies at their wintering areas in Mexico dropped by 59% this year to the second lowest level since record keeping began, experts said Wednesday, blaming heat, drought and loss of habitat.
The butterflies’ migration from Canada and the United States to Mexico and back again is considered a marvel of nature. No single butterfly lives to complete the entire journey.

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A Minnesota veteran’s return to hunting results in a dream season

Chad Sheridan’s childhood during the 1980s and ’90s was like that of many rural kids in Minnesota’s southeastern Driftless Area: chasing squirrels, deer, and waterfowl along with family and friends near their home in Cannon Falls.
It was an incredible introduction to the outdoors, laced now with memories of family deer camp and the camaraderie that accompanies such a camp. To this day, Chad beams when telling and retelling stories about early mornings in a duck blind, with brightening skies and whistling wings overhead.

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