Monday, December 11th, 2023

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

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Ohio remains free of deadly CWD in deer

Columbus – When it comes to the alphabet soup that categorizes deadly deer diseases in Ohio, the news is mostly good. No CWD, no TB. But when it comes to EHD, well, pray for rain.

DNR prepares to deal with budget deficit

St. Paul – It’s unclear exactly what’s in store as a result of a nearly $1 billion state budget deficit, but few areas are likely to be left untouched, including the DNR. A budget forecast

State’s turkeys feeling crunch of harsh winter

Madison – Scott Hull, DNR upland game ecologist, appreciates and understands concerns for Wisconsin’s wild turkey population. It’s been a record-setting winter in which some regions, particularly in southern Wisconsin, have reported record snowfalls that

Superior national park heads explore VHS rules

Madison – Like their counterparts in fish management have done – and continue to do – in battling a deadly fish disease, officials from national parks surrounding Lake Superior are developing a plan to deal

Latest on Leech Lake: More stocking likely?

Walker, Minn. – Since 2005, more than 37 million walleye fry have been stocked into Leech Lake in an effort to revitalize the fishery, and another 20 million will be added this spring. DNR officials

Farm Bill in limbo as March 15 deadline approaches

Washington – The latest deadline to pass a federal Farm Bill – March 15 – is fast approaching, and the House has yet to select its conference committee members. That, and the fact that negotiations

DNR moves ahead with SAK changes

Madison – The Natural Resources Board has approved a DNR plan for changes to the Sex-Age-Kill formula that should improve the agency’s ability to make deer herd estimates. The SAK is a formula used by

Bill raises fine for illegal baiting

Madison – Anyone caught violating deer baiting and feeding laws could end up with much higher penalties than the current $530 forfeiture if a new bill is passed, but that fine should be less than

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