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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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