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How to Deal with Nuisance Canada Geese

February 21, 2013
How to Deal with Nuisance Canada Geese

  02/22/13 If Canada geese have become a problem on your property, information is available through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website. Most goose problems occur from March through June, during the nesting season, when geese are especially aggressive, sometimes attacking and nipping at people. Geese also can cause a great deal of...
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There’s a right way to deal with injured, orphaned wildlife

February 18, 2013
There’s a right way to deal with injured, orphaned wildlife

  02/19/13 Wildlife biologists from the Department of Natural Resources are asking the public to help keep Indiana’s wildlife wild. “Rescuing an injured or apparently abandoned baby wild animal may do the opposite of what you seek to accomplish and eventually cause the animal more harm than good,” said Mark Reiter, director of the...
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Emerald Ash Borer found in Starke County

January 15, 2013
Emerald Ash Borer found in Starke County

  01/16/13 Emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive species that kills ash trees, has been detected for the first time in Starke County. In Starke County, EAB was found in North Bend Township, specifically, at the Bass Lake Beach and Campground. EAB, first detected in Indiana in 2004, has now been found in more...
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State Parks Seek Summer Interns

January 7, 2013
State Parks Seek Summer Interns

  01/08/13 The DNR is looking to recruit 38 volunteers to work on trails this summer at four state parks for the Indiana Heritage Corps (IHC) program. IHC is an AmeriCorps program administered through the DNR Division of State Parks & Reservoirs. IHC volunteers receive on-site housing, a living allowance of $340 per month,...
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You are always on ‘thin ice’

December 30, 2012
You are always on ‘thin ice’

  12/31/12 Indiana Conservation Officers across the state are advising citizens of the potential hazards of being on frozen lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams this winter. Every winter, thousands of Hoosiers enjoy fishing, skating, hiking, or just sliding around on frozen ponds and lakes. And every year, people drown after falling through ice. Like...
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Include Indiana’s state parks in your resolutions

December 28, 2012
Include Indiana’s state parks in your resolutions

  12/31/12 As Hoosiers craft their New Year’s resolutions, they should take a cue from two Indiana University graduate students and a pair of Sheridan High School teachers. Laura Harman and her boyfriend Nathan Haffner, both originally from Fort Wayne, resolved this time last year to visit all 24 state parks in Indiana in...
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Special Antler Deer Season Starts Dec. 26

December 20, 2012
Special Antler Deer Season Starts Dec. 26

 12/21/12 One of the many changes to deer hunting regulations that were implemented this year will take place when the special antlerless season begins Dec. 26. The purpose of the extra season is to focus the state’s deer management on counties with high deer densities. The extra season runs for 12 days and will...
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River otters expand to 80 percent of Indiana counties

November 29, 2012
River otters expand to 80 percent of Indiana counties

  11/30/12 River otters are expanding in Indiana and now occupy much of their historic range, representing a success story for wildlife conservation. Hoosiers now have a good chance of seeing river otters in many Indiana watersheds, a memory that will last a lifetime. Officially considered extirpated from Indiana by 1942, river otters were...
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Leesburg man resists arrest and later attempts escape

November 27, 2012
Leesburg man resists arrest and later attempts escape

11/28/12 A Leesburg man faces numerous charges after fleeing from Indiana Conservation Officers Saturday evening.  On November 24, 2012 around 5 p.m. an Indiana Conservation Officer on patrol came across a vehicle near Durham Lake which directed his attention to a hunter coming out from the woods. The hunter identified as Charles Norris, 29,...
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Hunter lucky to be alive after tree stand mishap

November 26, 2012
Hunter lucky to be alive after tree stand mishap

  11/26/12 Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident which occurred on 11/24/12 at 10:45am on the Tri County Fish and Wildlife Area in Kosciusko County.  Clarence “Daven” Gasaway (15) of Warsaw was hunting deer when part of his deer stand broke causing him to fall backwards and become stuck upside down...
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DNR urban fishing program gets boost from prison

November 13, 2012
DNR urban fishing program gets boost from prison

  11/14/12 In summer 2013, about 5,000 catfish will earn release from federal prison in Terre Haute.  That’s right, catfish. In a partnership between the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, inmates at Terre Haute’s Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) will raise channel catfish for DNR’s new urban fishing program...
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Two injured in separate off-road vehicle accidents in Fulton County

November 12, 2012
Two injured in separate off-road vehicle accidents in Fulton County

  11/13/12  Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating two separate off-road vehicle accidents that occurred in Fulton County over the weekend. Laurie Bowyer was involved in a single vehicle roll-over accident near Akron on Saturday evening. She was air lifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with serious injuries. Indiana Conservation Officers report alcohol consumption...
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Drivers should be aware of deer this fall

November 9, 2012
Drivers should be aware of deer this fall

11/12/12 Fall is peak season for deer-related vehicle accidents and motorists should remember to drive defensively. “Nearly 50 percent of all vehicle accidents involving white-tailed deer occur between October and December, with November by far the worst month,” said Chad Stewart, deer research biologist for the DNR. The main reason for deer collisions is...
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Bremen man airlifted after fall from tree stand

November 7, 2012
Bremen man airlifted after fall from tree stand

  11/08/12 Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident that occurred around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening in Fulton County.  William (Bill) F. Hundt, age 69, from Bremen was hunting from an elevated tree stand before falling nearly 16 feet to the ground.  Hundt was unable to call for help due to the...
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Starke County Man Arrested for Spotlighting While in Possession of a Firearm

November 6, 2012
Starke County Man Arrested for Spotlighting While in Possession of a Firearm

11/07/12 Indiana Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman arrested Robert Allen, 24, of North Judson on for spotlighting deer from a motor vehicle while in possession of a loaded firearm. A concerned citizen placed a call on Sunday evening to the Indiana Turn-In-A-Poacher (TIP) Hotline for a suspicious activity in rural Starke County involving subjects that...
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Grovertown Man Injured Falling from Tree Stand

November 6, 2012
Grovertown Man Injured Falling from Tree Stand

 11/07/12 Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident that occurred Sunday afternoon in Starke County near Grovertown. Indiana Conservation Officers, Starke County Emergency Service, and the Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to the call of a male that had fallen from a tree stand in a heavily wooded area and was unable...
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DNR Law Enforcement switching to 24-hour dispatch center

October 25, 2012
DNR Law Enforcement switching to 24-hour dispatch center

  10/26/12 Indiana Conservation Officers will soon extend their Central Dispatch Center  to a 24-hour operation in order to maintain radio contact with Conservation Officers across the state. The Central Dispatch Center currently operates daily from 7 a.m. to midnight. The 24-hour operation will begin at midnight Oct. 29. Central Dispatch is located at...
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Rochester man shot, killed during youth deer season weekend

October 1, 2012
Rochester man shot, killed during youth deer season weekend

  10/02/12 Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Rochester man that occurred during a hunting trip Sunday on private property in Fulton County. Conservation Officers were called to the location near Rochester after receiving a report of a man who suffered a gunshot wound. Kenneth Moore, 28, of Rochester, was shot...
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Sea Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Riddles Lake

September 24, 2012
Sea Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Riddles Lake

  09/25/12 Inclement weather on Saturday forced an emergency sea plane landing on Riddles Lake in southern St. Joseph County.   The pilot, Michael Monreal of Barrington (IL), and his passengers were unharmed. Monreal was en route from Wolf Lake, Illinois to James Lake near Angola, Indiana when late morning storms in the South...
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Those who know will go, Sept. 15-16

August 23, 2012
Those who know will go, Sept. 15-16

 08/24/12  The fourth annual Hoosier Outdoor Experience, which is free to all participants, is coming to Indianapolis’ Fort Harrison State Park, Sept. 15-16. If you were one of the estimated 20,000 men, women or children who reveled in the more than 50 hands-on outdoor activities last year, you’ve probably had these dates circled for...
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