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March 29, 2024

Wisconsin’s Jackson County may see first bull elk season this fall

The Wisconsin DNR will present the Natural Resources Board (NRB) with a plan to open the Central Elk Zone in Jackson County to a hunt this fall when board members meet Wednesday, April 10, in Madison.
Elk were introduced to Jackson County in 2015 and 2016, with 23 and 50 Kentucky animals released in those years, respectively. The 2023 post-calving estimate is 160 elk. The population has experienced a three-year average increase of 15% annually.

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Iowa’s Mark and Denise Nelson win Farmer of the Year Award from Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever announced on March 28 that Mark and Denise Nelson of Claremont, Iowa, earned the organization’s 2023-2024 Farmer of the Year Award. 
The annual award, which is sponsored by John Deere, recognizes the innovative use of precision ag technology and utilization of data to identify profitable solutions for agriculture and wildlife on working lands throughout America.

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Revamped Illinois brood survey providing valuable information on turkeys

Nearly 55% of wild turkey sightings in the revamped Illinois Brood Survey were observed by non-scientists spending time outdoors last summer who “happened to spot a turkey.”
The other 45% were reported by DNR employees, biologists, and conservation professionals. That’s actually what DNR had in mind when it switched from paper postcards to a new reporting system that can be accessed on mobile devices and home computers.

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Ohio’s Indian Lake State Park to reopen on March 29 after tornado tore through community

Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Indian Lake State Park will re-open on Friday, March 29, following damage from the tornado and severe storms that struck Logan County on March 14.
Thanks to the unwavering dedication of Ohio DNR staff, local community members, and volunteer groups from across Ohio, this beloved recreation destination is ready to welcome back visitors well ahead of start of the summer season.

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Turkey poult survival focus of a new study in Wisconsin

Having a handle on poult survival provides wildlife biologists with a solid indicator of which direction a turkey population is heading, so to that end a gang of researchers are afield now working on a poult survival project in Wisconsin.
It doesn’t take a ton of poult survival to maintain a population. The current metric, or benchmark used to measure flock health is to see at least two surviving poults per hen. Anything below that ratio indicates a declining flock like what is being experienced in some southeastern states.

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Oconto County buys old Wisconsin DNR ranger station

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) approved the sale of the old Oconto Falls DNR ranger station building and accepted the donation of 9.22 acres near Egg Harbor at its
Feb. 28 meeting.
The former Oconto Falls ranger station was no longer needed. The DNR received $150,000 from Oconto County, plus has the right of access to update the fire prevention sign.

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New York DEC holds black bass meeting, preliminary talks focus on St. Lawrence, east Ontario

On March 14, the fisheries staff of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a public meeting in Alexandria Bay to discuss the status of Lake Ontario’s Eastern Basin and the St. Lawrence River black bass population.
Approximately 60 people attended the meeting where fisheries biologists provided an update on the black bass population.

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