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Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Dodgeville Team/September Warden Mike Burns, of Iowa County, stopped a UTV rider near Gratiot driving faster than the speed limit, operating in the oncoming lane and operating without valid registration. Burns took enforcement action against the operator for operating while intoxicated. Dodgeville Team/October Warden Burns was patrolling near the Yellowstone Lake dam when he contacted a man who…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – November 26, 2021

Season Dates Nov. 1: Check DNR website for Zone D beaver trapping opener (day after duck season closes) Nov. 6: Beaver (trapping only) Zones A, B & C seasons open  Nov. 6: Otter (trapping only) North and South Zone seasons open Nov. 8: Sharp-tailed grouse season closes (if season offered) Nov. 8: Mink & muskrat season opens in Mississippi River…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters throughout a slow second week of the firearms deer season. Violations encountered included shooting from a vehicle at deer, transporting an illegally taken big-game animal, trespassing, and transporting a loaded firearm. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued monitoring area firearms deer hunters during the final weekend of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – November 26, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers dec. 2: Proper Economic Resource Management Banquet, 5 p.m., Brook Hall, Blainbrook Entertainment Center. For more info call Val Baertlein, 612-964-3566. dec. 4: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-329-2223. dec. 11: Sherburn DU Banquet, Ranada Fire Hall. For more info call Dough Hartke, 507-236-1700. Dec. 12: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko Entertainment….

John and Dorothy Priske receive Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award

MADISON – John and Dorothy Priske of Fall River have been selected as the recipients of the 2021 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land. In Wisconsin the $10,000 award is presented annually…

CWD testing seminars scheduled

The Michigan DNR, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the National Deer Association will be hosting chronic wasting disease testing seminars in Montcalm, Kent and Ionia counties this fall. At the seminars, DNR biologists will demonstrate how to collect lymph node CWD samples from a harvested deer. These samples can be submitted for testing with a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved laboratory for a…

Wisconsin DNR: Avoid ash trees when placing deer stands

Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of serious injury to deer hunters. (Photo by Tyler Frantz)MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin DNR cautions hunters to avoid placing deer stands in or near ash trees this deer season. Most ash trees in the southern half of Wisconsin, Door County and the Mississippi River counties are dead or dying from emerald ash borer…

‘Potentially very good news about the current status of invasive carp …’

(Minnesota DNR)LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Wisconsin DNR in partnership with neighboring state and federal agencies will take further action to reduce the number of invasive carp in the Mississippi River. Additional actions include increasing commercial netting operations, tracking tagged carp and ongoing use of the innovative Modified Unified Method (MUM), a tactic that involves driving fish towards a series of…

Van Buren County suspect charged in poaching of nine trophy bucks

Eight of the nine sets of deer antlers suspected of being poached by Justin Ernst, 33, of Decatur. (Michigan DNR)Police investigating an October domestic violence complaint discovered nine poached bucks in a barn located in Decatur. Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers determined the illegal, trophy deer belonged to a previously convicted felon who is suspected of driving his…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – November 19, 2021

SEASON DATES Nov. 21: Duck season ends North Zone Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day Nov. 27-28: Special two-day duck season in North Zone Nov. 28: Duck season ends in the Middle Zone Nov. 30: Firearms deer season ends Dec. 1: Late archery deer, ruffed grouse and pheasant (limited area in southern Michigan) seasons resume Dec. 1: Pike and muskie spearing season…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 19, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Zach Painter, while working a complaint late at night in Gogebic County, had an unrelated vehicle pull up, stop, and roll down their window to talk. CO Painter spoke to the operator of the vehicle, who said he was just out driving around trying to clear his head. While talking with the subject, CO Painter noticed several…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – November 19, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 6: WTU Muskingum Valley 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Muskingum County Fairgrounds-Veterans Building, Zanesville. Nov. 13: WTU Mosquito Creek 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Yankee Lake Ballroom, Brookfield. For more info call Denny Malloy, 330-507-9489. Nov. 19: WTU East Central Ohio Deer Camp, 5 p.m., Lake Park Pavilion, Coshocton. For more info call Brian Henry, 614-679-3464….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 19, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges were filed against an individual from Hazelwood for hunting during the archery deer season without first securing the archery privilege required to do so. Hunters are reminded to please make sure they have all the required licenses and permits needed before going afield. Allegheny County Game…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – November 19, 2021

Season Dates  Nov. 1: Elk season opens Nov. 6: Black bear archery season closes Nov. 6: Elk season closes Nov. 19: Archery deer season (antlered/antlerless) closes statewide except WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D Nov. 20: Mink and muskrat trapping season opens Nov. 20: Black bear season opens    Nov. 23: Black bear season closes Nov. 24: Turkey season (males and…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 19, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  Last spring, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, received a Turn In a Poacher (TIP) report of a possible wild turkey hunting violation. The caller advised he heard a gunshot and then saw a man run into his neighbor’s field, grab a turkey, and run back into the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 19, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters throughout Roseau, Marshall, Kittson, and Lake of the Woods counties. The weather definitely affected hunter success, but a number of successful hunters were observed late during the second weekend of the season.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) continued to work the firearms deer season. Sura also took a call…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – November 19, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 20: Morrison County DU Banquet, Old #1-South Side. For more info call Doug Cardwell, 320-287-1386. Dec. 2: Proper Economic Resource Management Banquet, 5 p.m., Brook Hall, Blainbrook Entertainment Center. For more info call Val Baertlein, 612-964-3566. Dec. 4: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-329-2223. Dec. 11: Sherburn DU Banquet, Ranada…

Arkansas hunters, get your deer tested for CWD – and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for CWD this year will be…