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May 9, 2024

Wisconsin judge dismisses lawsuit challenging state’s new wolf management plan

A lawsuit filed by animal welfare advocates seeking to invalidate Wisconsin’s new wolf management plan was dismissed by a judge on Monday.
Dane County Circuit Judge Stephen Ehlke threw out the case that accused Wisconsin wildlife officials of violating the state’s open meetings law and disregarding comments from wolf researchers and supporters, reflecting how contentious the debate over wolf management has become in the state.

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Streams of Thought: Some fun with numbers heading into Minnesota fishing opener

The Minnesota DNR’s always-reliable John Nordby, an ELS program specialist with the department’s License Center, issued an email earlier this week with the latest in angling license sales numbers.
Like clockwork, Nordby hits “send” on his keypad at certain junctures during the license year: the Friday prior to the fishing opener, the Friday before Memorial Day, the weekend after the Fourth of July holiday, etc. The most recent update in my inbox: “through the weekend prior to opener.”

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Ohio’s South Bass Island on Lake Erie and Catalina in California have similar deer problems

Ohio’s South Bass Island on Lake Erie isn’t the only island with a deer problem. Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California appears to have one, too.
And in both cases, plans to limit or control the deer population are running into trouble and controversy.
Published reports say Catalina, most popular of the state’s Channel Islands and part of a national park, is being overrun by mule deer. While whitetails are a growing problem on South Bass – the most populated of Lake Erie’s Bass Islands.

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Tom Pink: Hunting turkeys, but thinking about questions surrounding Michigan moose and whitetails

It’s time to hunt turkeys, but a number of recent news stories and opinion pieces in Michigan Outdoor News have me thinking about hunting bigger things.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs passed a resolution at its annual meeting to encourage the state to hold a limited moose hunt, something I think may be a good idea, if the resource can support it. Meanwhile, Michigan resident Jim Moran wrote an editorial about whether it’s time for Michigan deer hunters to “earn a buck” by shooting a doe first.

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Mike Schoonveld: Fishing for food seals the deal in becoming a lifelong angler

I caught my first fish when I was a second grader when a family friend invited me to go fishing with him. 
Geared up with cane poles and a can of worms, we went to a local pond filled with stunted bluegills. The action was fast with the bobbers going down seconds after I lowered the heavy pole. Fun, exciting – sure, but that wasn’t what sealed the deal for me to become a life-long fisherman. That came when my grandparents took me to “the river” to go fishing. “We’ll catch us some fish for supper,” grandpa said. 

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Hamilton, Ohio, Izaak Walton League chapter celebrates 100 years

The Hamilton chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) was officially chartered in 1924. Therefore, the chapter is celebrating 100 years of conservation in 2024. According to the national IWLA, the Hamilton chapter was the first in Ohio.
“At that point, there were chapters in a number of other states, like Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and others,” said Michael Reinemer, IWLA communications director. “But Hamilton was definitely a leader and pioneer in Ohio.”

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