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April 13, 2024

Study shows Illinois hunters more accepting of sharpshooting in CWD management efforts

DNR sharpshooters just completed another round of removing deer from Illinois counties where chronic wasting disease (CWD) threatens the state’s herd.
Noticeably, the once-hotly debated method of monitoring and managing the disease appears to be drawing fewer scowls from deer hunters. In fact, a study by the Illinois Natural History Survey confirms what many have noticed: hunters generally recognize DNR’s effort has been successful in controlling CWD, especially compared to methods used by neighboring states. It’s taken roughly two decades for the shift to fully register.

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Paddlefish-snagging season in North Dakota nears

Anglers are gearing up for the reopening of paddlefish-snagging season in northwestern North Dakota. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced the season will commence once again May 1.
The history of the American paddlefish dates back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth, with fossils dating back as far as 60 million years ago, found in the Missouri River basin near the Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana.

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Air guns in, ‘no doe’ in the north and wolf population goal out in Wisconsin

With the ending of the Wisconsin legislative session in March, several new natural resources bills were signed into law, while others were vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers.
Evers did sign several bills that: allow hunters to use air-guns during hunting seasons open to firearms; create for a full free fishing January weekend (it had been a Saturday); allows fishermen to transport fillets of a game fish as long as there is digital photographic proof, with time and date, of the fish’s original length; and signed a new law to protect and restore wetlands, streams, and floodplains to prevent damage from floods.

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Expert turkey hunter, Tony Hudak, shares his tips to help you tag a gobbler

Spring turkey hunters are always looking for tips that will help them fill their tags. Expert turkey hunter Tony Hudak, of Noxen, Pa. – who has harvested gobblers in every state where gobblers can be hunted – offered a few recently.
I caught him just before he left for Mexico to hunt for an ocellated turkey. Hudak’s success enabled him to complete both Mexican and World Grand Slams of gobblers – and ultimately the Slam of Slams. He became only the fourth hunter worldwide to complete the Slam of Slams. He graciously shared some of his tricks.

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Pros offer advice on how to fill your spring turkey tag in all parts of the season

When it comes to turkey hunting, sometimes we all question ourselves.
When to call, what types of sounds to make, or how and where to set up on that gobbler are all things that we could all use some advice on. I am always amazed at how I am hunting an animal with a brain the size of a walnut, yet I often times get duped by these birds. Well, for this story, I interviewed two of turkey hunting’s best in an effort to help you learn a few more tricks to hopefully help you put a notch on your spring turkey permit.

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Minnesota archer Brodie Ellavsky headed to high school national tourney

Brodie Ellavsky had a memorable weekend, March 22-23, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester during the 2024 Minnesota National Archery in the Schools Program’s 3D and Bull’s-eye State Tournament.
Ellavsky, a 10th-grader, clinched first place male overall in both 3D and Bull’s-eye categories, securing his spot in the national tournament in Utah later this month. Though he picked up archery later in life, once he started, he was hooked.

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Wisconsin DNR working with USFWS on lake sturgeon, with no update yet on possible ESL listing

The Wisconsin DNR has no idea just where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might land on a decision to place lake sturgeon on the federal Endangered Species List (ESL).
That, in a nutshell, was the message from DNR Fish Biologist Tom Meronek, of Wautoma, during the April 8 Waupaca County spring fish and wildlife hearing at Waupaca High School.

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