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Delta Waterfowl: Duck production conditions map like no other

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new habitat modeling technique will allow Delta Waterfowl to produce maps of breeding waterfowl habitat conditions like never before. As first published in Delta’s “Fall Flight Forecast” earlier this month, Delta said the innovative strategy marks a vast improvement in accuracy and precision over conditions maps of its kind. “We’ve produced conditions maps in the past,…

What’s ahead for the Wisconsin wolf hunt

(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wildlife officials will allow state-licensed hunters to kill wolves this fall despite conservationists’ pleas to end wolf hunting completely, after a spring season that saw hunters blow past their quota by almost 100 animals. Here are the key takeaways from the decision. HOW MANY WOLVES ROAM WISCONSIN? The state DNR’s last population…

Video: Sparks fly in discussion of 2021-22 wolf quota

If you haven’t heard by now about the fireworks that came out of the Aug. 11 Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting during the discussion on the 2021-22 wolf harvest quota … For more, check out the video below, or see Dean Bortz’s column in the Aug. 20 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News. Categories: Hunting News, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Hunting, Trapping,…

Thousands apply for Missouri bear hunting permit

(Photo by Windigo Images)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s first-ever bear hunt is drawing plenty of interest. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 6,335 people applied for one of the 400 permits the Missouri Department of Conservation will issue for a harvest of 40 bears. Revenue from those applications amounted to more than $63,000. Winners of a random drawing of eligible…

Disease could threaten Vermont’s rabbits, hares

(Photo by John Hall, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department)The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says a disease affecting rabbits and hares previously found in western states may be moving eastward.  Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV2) is a virus known to be extremely lethal to wild and domestic rabbits, including cottontail rabbits and snowshoe hares. RHDV2 was first found in New Mexico…