Wildlife

Annual spring fish and wildlife hearings questions, results

For voting results regarding 2019 Wisconsin DNR fish and game proposed rule changes, click here. Total participants were 10,712, including 7,310 who participated online – an option that was offered for the first time in the 2019 annual spring fish and wildlife hearings, held across the state April 8. For related stories, see the May 3 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor…

DNR names Cynthia Osmundson to lead Nongame Wildlife Program

(Minnesota DNR)The Minnesota DNR has announced that regional wildlife manager Cynthia Osmundson will become the supervisor of the agency’s Nongame Wildlife Program, effective next month. Osmundson will replace the recently retired Carrol Henderson. The donor-supported DNR Nongame Wildlife Program works to help more than 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. Nongame wildlife are species that are not legally hunted, with…

Wild Wings outdoors art company announces new owners

Mark Mickelson, left, owner of Art Brand Studios, and Randy Eggenberger, Wild Wings president.Art Brand Studios, a leading publisher, manufacturer, marketer, wholesaler and branded retailer of fine art reproductions, has announced the acquisition of Wild Wings, a company representing 50 of America’s top wildlife and Americana/nostalgia artists. Wild Wings, out of Lake City, Minn., has a long history of specializing…

Field cams ‘an incredible tool to acquire data on wildlife’

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — How does a bighorn sheep say “cheese?” Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting field cameras seem to know how to strike a pose. But it’s not just show business. As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. “There’s no doubt –…

Former flood prone farmland now popular wildlife area

Water is being added to a 25-acre wetland complex on the Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area ahead of the duck season. The wetland has a nicely developing crop of smartweed, which is favored by ducks. Hunters like it, too, for cover. (Photo courtesy of the Iowa DNR) COGGON, Iowa — Word is starting to spread through hunting circles in east central…

Federal funds support wildlife restoration in Michigan and Ohio

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Great Lakes Commission says it has received $375,000 in federal funds for wildlife habitat restoration projects in areas of Michigan and Ohio long degraded by toxic pollution. Some of the money will be used for wetland design and restoration at the Penn 7 site in the Maumee River near Toledo, Ohio. The rest will support…

What attracts wildlife? (video)

What do deer, turkey and grouse look for when deciding on where to live? Check out this video with Michigan DNR wildlife biologist James Miller to learn more. Categories: Michigan Videos Tags: Deer, Grouse, Michigan DNR, Turkey, Wildlife