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May 17, 2024

Minnesota’s shotgun zone for deer likely to remain as House, Senate strike bargain on environment, natural resources supplemental spending bill

New ways for dealing with waste ­— packaging, boat wrap, outdated electronics, sewer sludge and heat — are included in a conference committee agreement on the environment and natural resources supplemental budget bill.
Not included in the final agreement are provisions that would modify shotgun zones, require trappers get permission to trap on private land, prohibit planting corn on state land, and separate proceeds from habitat license plates into different funds.

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Michigan’s whitetail harvest, hunters both increase in ’23

Hunter numbers and the deer harvest both inched up slightly last year, according to the Michigan DNR’s latest harvest report, which was presented to the state Natural Resources Commission at its meeting earlier this month in Traverse City.
DNR statistician Brian Frawley combined the online harvest reporting data with the annual hunter mail survey to get the final numbers.

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Volunteers with Ruffed Grouse Society help complete spring planting for wildlife in Pennsylvania

The rain held off and the weather was cool and cloudy – perfect for finishing up a massive planting project on Collins Pine Company lands with Seneca Resources on the border of Elk and McKean counties.
Seven volunteers with the Ruffed Grouse Society showed up on Sunday, May 5, despite the threat of rain, to plant shrubs for wildlife on a former water impoundment at a Marcellus gas well site. Unique to this particular planting day is that Bryan Parana, known as the “chestnut man,” brought 15 back-cross American chestnut seedlings to plant at the site.

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Pennsylvania’s McKeever Tract now part of Old-Growth Forest Network

The McKeever Tract in Pennsylvania’s Clear Creek State Forest recently was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network.
“DCNR is pleased to have the designation bestowed on a portion of the McKeever Tract in Clear Creek State Forest,” said John Norbeck, deputy secretary of  the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  “And we appreciate the support of the Old-Growth Forest Network in honoring the history and heritage in the many old-growth forest areas across Pennsylvania.”

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Vacant Pennsylvania Game Commission District 1 board seat awaits action from Gov. Shapiro

The effort to fill the District 1 seat on the Pennsylvania Game Commission board continues, and it’s unclear if an appointment will be made before the July 12-13 meeting.
District 1 includes Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties and is currently held by Commissioner Kristen Koppenhafer. Her four-year term expired on Nov. 27, 2023, and Koppenhafer has been serving under a six-month extension, which will conclude on May 27.

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Verdict in for wildlife mystery in Nevada where DNA tests show suspected wolves were coyotes

The verdict is in. The latest wildlife mystery in Nevada has been solved.
Scientists who set out on a trail through the snow near the Idaho line to gather evidence like detectives in search of a suspect relied on the scat and fur samples they collected to determine a trio of animals spotted during a helicopter survey in March were not wolves after all, but rather a group of wily coyotes. The sighting in northeast Nevada near Merritt Mountain about 90 miles (144 kilometers) north of Elko initially spurred a great deal of excitement as it would have marked only the second time in a century that wolves were spotted in the state.

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