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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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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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