Tori J. McCormick

Import of harvested waterfowl from Canada again OK’d, with conditions

“All My Ducks in a Row” Mallard Ducks at Chippewa Inlet Trail, North in Medina County. Sometimes the light is just rightWashington — In yet another policy reversal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has revised the agency’s Sept. 2 rule banning the import of harvested game birds from Canada.   The ban was instituted…

Maile named to head DNR’s Wetland Habitat Program

Glenwood, Minn. — John Maile, of the Minnesota DNR, has been hired as the agency’s Wetland Habitat Program supervisor, a position that oversees the management and restoration of small wetlands on state land.  The program, patterned after the DNR’s Shallow Lakes Program, was started in 2020 during the pandemic.   “It’s feels great and I’m really, really excited,” said Maile,…

In Minnesota, mourning dove hunting still looking to catch on

Bemidji, Minn. — When the dove season opened in Minnesota in 2004 after a nearly 60-year absence, the Minnesota DNR managed 14 fields to attract doves on state wildlife management areas. The 3- to 5-acre fields were planted with small grains, sunflowers, and other dove-attracting crops. The effort was designed to provide public hunting opportunities and to jump-start a Minnesota…

Delta Waterfowl expands conservation efforts in Great Lakes

Bismarck, N.D. — Calling it a conservation priority region for ducks and duck hunters, the Delta Waterfowl Foundation has announced a new waterfowl conservation plan for the Great Lakes, one of North America’s most threatened habitats. According to a press release, Delta Waterfowl’s Great Lakes Initiative will focus on wetlands conservation, research, education, duck production programs, and hunting advocacy “throughout…