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National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, focuses on life jacket use

May 20, 2013
National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, focuses on life jacket use

    05/21/13 Excuses for not wearing a life jacket when boating abound.   “It’s too hot! It doesn’t look cool. I know how to swim. Nothing is going to happen to me.”   Approximately 700 people drown in the United States each year from recreational boating accidents. The vast majority of those drowning...
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Free Fishing Day is May 18

May 15, 2013
Free Fishing Day is May 18

  05/16/13 For Hoosiers who have never cast a fishing line or haven’t cast one lately, Free Fishing Day on May 18 is a great opportunity. That’s because Indiana’s adult residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish Indiana public waters during Free Fishing Days. May 18 is the...
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Small Game Hunting Survey Sent to Indiana hunters

May 15, 2013
Small Game Hunting Survey Sent to Indiana hunters

    05/16/13 The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has mailed a survey to 15,540 Indiana hunters to help improve the management of Indiana’s small game and furbearer species. By completing this 20-question survey, hunters can give opinions on their hunting experiences of quail, grouse, pheasant, squirrel, rabbit, woodcock and crow. DNR research biologists...
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Nesting Success Continues for Indiana Peregrine Falcons

May 14, 2013
Nesting Success Continues for Indiana Peregrine Falcons

  05/15/13 The success of the peregrine falcon in Indiana continues with another spring of encouraging nesting numbers. DNR biologists have documented 16 peregrine falcon nests this year. Eggs or chicks were observed at 14. The remaining nests were inaccessible for observation, although biologists suspect those nests also contain eggs or hatchlings. The total...
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42” Muskie illegally taken in Elkhart County

May 10, 2013
42” Muskie illegally taken in Elkhart County

  05/11/13 Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the illegal taking of a large muskie fish in High Dive Park in Elkhart on May 4th. Cory Barnett (23) of Elkhart was charged by Officer Paul Crockett on one count of taking a game fish by illegal method. Muskies otherwise known as muskellunge or tiger muskellunge...
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How to Deal with Nuisance Wild Animals

May 6, 2013
How to Deal with Nuisance Wild Animals

    05/07/13 Nuisance wild animals are a common problem in the spring, and Hoosiers have several options for dealing with them. People can always call a licensed wild animal control company. For the name of a licensed company, visit dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/2351.htm. Hoosier landownersor tenants also can trap and release or kill raccoons, skunks, opossums,...
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What to do if you find a baby or injured animal

May 3, 2013
What to do if you find a baby or injured animal

    05/06/13 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.   “Most baby animals are not abandoned,” said Michelle Cain, wildlife information specialist with the division....
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Bass fishing not hurt by walleye stockings

April 23, 2013
Bass fishing not hurt by walleye stockings

  04/24/13 Largemouth bass anglers who are concerned that walleyes stocked into northeast Indiana lakes could be damaging bass fishing need not worry. Data obtained by DNR biologists from bass tournaments at four lakes where walleyes are routinely stocked indicate there is little evidence to suggest bass fishing has been harmed. At Crooked Lake...
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Review Safety Guidelines Before Turkey Hunting this Spring

April 18, 2013
Review Safety Guidelines Before Turkey Hunting this Spring

  04/19/13 Hunters should review hunting safety guidelines as they prepare for spring turkey season. The youth turkey season is Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21. The general spring turkey season opens Wednesday, April 24, and lasts through Sunday, May 12.   Indiana has not had a fatal turkey hunting accident since modern...
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Advice Offered by DNR for Landowners Looking to Sell Timber

April 17, 2013
Advice Offered by DNR for Landowners Looking to Sell Timber

  04/18/13 Indiana Conservation Officers and the DNR Division of Forestry are providing useful tips to landowners that can assist in protecting their valuable timber resources. Indiana hardwoods, such as black walnut, red and white oak, and other valuable species are sought by the timber industry. Landowners should follow some simple steps before signing...
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