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Buy Camping Online to Give as the Ideal Gift

November 20, 2014
Buy Camping Online to Give as the Ideal Gift

This year, for the first time, you can buy camping gift cards online for Department of Natural Resources camping. That means you can give the gift of camping and other related reservations to your outdoorsy friends from the comfort of your home or office. This card may be used to make reservations or register...
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DNR receives grant to help communities recover from ash borer

November 6, 2014
DNR receives grant to help communities recover from ash borer

Indiana communities in the Great Lakes watershed can apply to receive portions of $100,000 in federal grant money to use for tree-planting projects to improve water quality. Planting trees will help mitigate the communities’ loss of trees affected by the emerald ash borer insect (EAB), according to Carrie Tauscher, director of the DNR Division...
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Outdoor Indiana Magazine Subscription Includes Calendar

November 4, 2014
Outdoor Indiana Magazine Subscription Includes Calendar

It’s time to start thinking about getting a 2015 calendar. Your answer is buying a subscription to Outdoor Indiana magazine before Dec. 10, both for you and anyone you want to give a gift. The November-December subscription issue features not only a removable 2015 wall calendar with the state’s best outdoor photography but also...
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18 State Parks to Close Temporarily for Deer Reductions

November 3, 2014
18 State Parks to Close Temporarily for Deer Reductions

Select Indiana state parks will close temporarily to allow for controlled deer reductions in the coming weeks. The dates for the temporary closings are November 17th and 18th, and December 1st and 2nd. The state parks affected near Marshall County include Indiana Dunes, Potato Creek and Tippecanoe River. Other State Parks experiencing temporarily closures...
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Find everything deer related on new Web page

October 16, 2014
Find everything deer related on new Web page

A new DNR Web page makes it easy to find everything you need to know about white-tailed deer in Indiana. Deer.dnr.IN.gov, is a one-stop-shop for information on deer hunting, deer biology, how to respond to nuisance deer, the state’s deer management strategy, scientific reports on topics such as harvest trends and disease, and more....
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Fall camping special at state parks and reservoirs

October 1, 2014
Fall camping special at state parks and reservoirs

A new offer from Indiana State Parks & Reservoirs makes weeknight camping more affordable during October. Those who book a new campsite reservation for one or more weeknights (Sundays through Wednesdays) during the month will receive 20 percent off of their reserved weeknights at the time of booking. The offer applies to all State...
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Deadline is Oct. 31 for Big Tree Register Submissions

September 23, 2014
Deadline is Oct. 31 for Big Tree Register Submissions

The 2012 drought and other circumstances have knocked some of Indiana’s state champion trees out of contention for the 2015 Big Tree Register. Published every five years, the register is a list of the largest known native trees in the state, known as state champion trees. The DNR is accepting nominations for the 2015...
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Indiana Conservation Officers are Seeking Qualified Applicants

June 30, 2014
Indiana Conservation Officers are Seeking Qualified Applicants

Indiana Conservation Officers are seeking qualified applicants for employment. The recruiting phase is set to end on November 30th, 2014 and only those registered by that date will be considered for the recruit school beginning June 2015. To be considered for employment all applicants must successfully complete an on-line prerequisite test located at http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/2760.htm...
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Indiana Conservation Officers participate in National Boating under the Influence campaign this weekend

June 26, 2014
Indiana Conservation Officers participate in National Boating under the Influence campaign this weekend

Indiana Conservation Officers from across the state will be participating in Operation Dry Water, conducting heightened boating under the influence (BUI) enforcement patrols and reaching out to recreational boaters to raise awareness about the dangers of BUI. “Indiana waterways are meant to be a safe environment for all citizens and visitors to enjoy,” says...
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Bonus Antlerless Quotas Reduced in 19 Counties

June 26, 2014
Bonus Antlerless Quotas Reduced in 19 Counties

  Bonus antlerless county quotas have been set for the 2014 Indiana deer hunting season, with quotas being reduced in 19 counties and increased in four. The quota assigned to a county represents the number of antlerless deer a hunter may take in that county above the basic bag limits. A license is needed...
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State Officials Remind Parents to Make Water Safety a Priority This Summer

June 18, 2014
State Officials Remind Parents to Make Water Safety a Priority This Summer

As Hoosiers gear up for trips to the pool, beach, rivers and lakes, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) remind parents and guardians to make water safety a priority this summer. Families are encouraged to make sure that both adults and children have the knowledge, skills...
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Deer fawns: If you care, leave it there

June 11, 2014
Deer fawns: If you care, leave it there

This is peak season for encountering white-tailed deer fawns. If you come across one that appears to be abandoned, the best thing to do is leave it alone. It’s common to see fawns by themselves. A mother deer will leave a fawn during the day, both to look for food and so her scent...
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Boater Education Classes Offered in Starke County

May 30, 2014
Boater Education Classes Offered in Starke County

Indiana Conservation Officers are providing two opportunities in Starke County for the public to attend an Indiana Boater Education Course. The first class will be held June 14, 2014 from 9am – 5pm CDT at the Bass Lake Property Owners Association (BLPOA) Community Center at 6996 S SR 10, Bass Lake. The second class...
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May camping discount extended through June 11

May 29, 2014
May camping discount extended through June 11

Indiana State Parks & Reservoirs are extending their May weeknight camping discount for two more weeks.  Campers who book a new campsite reservation for two or more consecutive weeknights (weeknights are considered Sundays through Wednesdays) through June 11, 2014, will receive one of those nights free. The offer applies to all State Parks &...
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Two Injured over Holiday Weekend in Boat Accident on Bass Lake, Boat Sank at Syracues Lake

May 27, 2014
Two Injured over Holiday Weekend in Boat Accident on Bass Lake, Boat Sank at Syracues Lake

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a personal injury boat accident that occurred on Bass Lake in Starke County. Amanda Marsh 26, of North Judson and Jeremy Hershman, 33 of Willets, CA were both injured while operating personal watercraft on the lake. Hershman collided with Marsh, striking her watercraft at a right angle. Hershman and...
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Find Out What Fish are Biting in Your Area Lakes

May 22, 2014
Find Out What Fish are Biting in Your Area Lakes

Anglers can find out what fish are biting in a certain lake on what bait by looking online at the updated DNR fishing reports.  The DNR has improved this Web page, dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/8270.htm, to allow for more information to be easily shared about lakes across the state. The new look splits the state into three...
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Conservation Officers offer safe boating tips

May 21, 2014
Conservation Officers offer safe boating tips

As part of National Safe Boating week, this week (May 17-23), Indiana Conservation Officers are offering Indiana boaters useful tips for an enjoyable and safe summer on the water.  Conservation Officers, who will be patrolling Indiana waterways this summer, are encouraging boaters to become familiar with state boating laws and to follow these safety...
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Week Focuses on Stopping Spread of Ash Tree Killer

May 16, 2014
Week Focuses on Stopping Spread of Ash Tree Killer

05/19/14 Indiana has almost 150 million ash trees, and they are dying by the thousands, costing Hoosiers millions and marring the landscape. The killer is tiny, elusive and resilient. The emerald ash borer beetle, EAB for short, can fly, but not far. Its rapid spread is caused by humans moving the firewood in which...
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What to do if you find a baby or injured animal

April 14, 2014
What to do if you find a baby or injured animal

04/15/14 Every spring, kind-hearted Hoosiers “rescue” an injured or seemingly abandoned baby wild animal and try to care for it. The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has one thing to say: Don’t do it. In early April, cottontail rabbits and squirrels have young in their nests. If you come across a nest, leave...
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DNR asks public help in finding Indiana’s largest trees

April 11, 2014
DNR asks public help in finding Indiana’s largest trees

The Department of Natural Resources is accepting nominations for the 2015 Big Tree Register, a list of the largest known specimen of each native tree species in the state of Indiana. The register is published every five years.  Nominations will be accepted through October. The 2015 Big Tree Register nomination form is available at...
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