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Ohio Hunting, Trapping Seasons for Furbearers Open November 10

COLUMBUS OH – Ohio hunters and trappers preparing to pursue furbearers will find good populations of these animals during the 2008-2009 season, which begins on November 10. “Food sources and habitat conditions for furbearers have been fair to good this year across Ohio,” said Mark Shieldcastle, wetland wildlife supervisor for…


Deer Population Task Force Schedules Public Meetings

Panel reviewing options for improvements in deer management, reduction in deer vehicle accidents SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the state’s Joint Deer Population Control Task Force will conduct a series of public meetings to discuss and seek public comment on proposals for changes and improvements…


Visit Sunnyside To See Bighorn Sheep

DWR hosts a free June 14 viewing event in Carbon County SUNNYSIDE — Those who live in Sunnyside have an advantage no one else in Utah has — they get to share their town with a herd of wild desert bighorn sheep! You can enjoy what the residents of Sunnyside…


Tiger Muskie Challenge — Finding Fish That Are Free of Disease

Aquatic diseases in other parts of the country could affect tiger muskie fishing here in Utah. A tiger muskie is a cross between a Northern pike and a muskellunge (more commonly referred to as a “muskie”). Tiger muskies are sterile fish that can’t reproduce. Utah has a disease-free population of…


Bear SafetyTtips for Memorial Day Weekend

As Memorial Day weekend nears, DWR provides tips to keep you safe Doing five simple things will lessen the chance that a black bear visits your campsite this year: Don’t leave food out. Don’t scatter food scraps and other litter around your campsite or cabin area. Don’t keep food in…


2008 Ohio Spring Turkey Harvest Tops 18,500 Birds

Ashtabula County again leads the harvest COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 18,556 wild turkeys during Ohio’s four-week, statewide spring turkey-hunting season that ended May 18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.  The preliminary total represents a 9 percent increase over last year’s preliminary harvest…


Longer Seasons, New Hunts

DWR ready to share upland game ideas Utah’s hunters might have more chances to hunt upland game birds this fall and in the autumns to come. And season dates might also be more consistent across the state. Dave Olsen, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the…


More Rainbow Trout For Strawberry Reservoir

Donation from anglers brings total to 410,000 rainbows Strawberry Reservoir anglers—get ready. Fishing at one of the nation’s best trout-fishing waters is about to get even better. More than 410,000 rainbow trout are headed to your favorite fishing water in north-central Utah! Background For years, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists…


14 Youth Teams to Represent Ohio at 2008 National Archery Champioships

Ohio ranks second in the number of students participating in the tournament COLUMBUS, OH – Three hundred and fourteen Ohio elementary, middle, and high school students, encompassing 14 teams, will participate in the May 10 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Approximately 3,000 students from…


Ohio’s Spring Wild Turkey Numbers Continue To Have Success

First week harvest numbers up nearly 14 percent from 2007 COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio hunters killed 10,374 wild turkeys in the first seven days of the spring hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Last year, 9,114 birds were harvested during the season’s…