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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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Invasive species field day at Potato Creek SP, April 20

April 16, 2013
Invasive species field day at Potato Creek SP, April 20

  04/17/13 The public can learn to identify and remove invasive plants such as garlic mustard during a free field day at Potato Creek State Park, Saturday, April 20. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon EDT and is sponsored by the park and the Northwest Indiana Cooperative Weed Management Area (NICWMA). The...
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Outdoor Indiana magazine features Dunes bird migration

February 25, 2013
Outdoor Indiana magazine features Dunes bird migration

  02/26/12 Outdoor Indiana magazine’s March-April issue will have you thinking spring with a feature article on the upcoming massive bird migration at Indiana Dunes State Park. Readers will learn how the park’s unique conditions allow for the sighting of 30,000 birds a day during March and April. The 48-page full-color magazine also includes...
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Hunters set record deer harvest in 2012 seasons

February 22, 2013
Hunters set record deer harvest in 2012 seasons

 02/25/13 Hunters took advantage of new equipment regulations and extra hunting dates to harvest a record 136,248 deer during the 2012 season, according to data the DNR gathered from designated check stations and from a recently implemented online and phone reporting system. The total harvest represented a 6 percent increase over the 2011 season’s...
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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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