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New regulations ban tegus, require owner registration

New regulations ban tegus, require owner registration

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

New regulations effective as of May 28, 2021 ban non-native Argentine black and white tegus from being brought into South Carolina or reproduced, and also require current tegu owners to register their reptiles with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The Argentine black and white tegu, a popular reptile in the pet trade, has been introduced ... READ MORE

Camping group to ‘give back’ June 1-6 to DNR properties

Camping group to ‘give back’ June 1-6 to DNR properties

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Members of the Camping Indiana Facebook group will be hosting a Give Back Week June 1-6 at state parks, forestry properties, and fish and wildlife areas across the state by picking up litter at DNR properties they visit. The group includes nearly 15,000 Hoosier campers. “I started Camping Indiana in 2011 to share information on parks, outdoo... READ MORE

DNR stresses urgency in addressing new CWD findings

DNR stresses urgency in addressing new CWD findings

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

On May 25 the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) announced that 12 additional white-tailed deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease as part of its ongoing investigation of a farm in Beltrami County. The DNR believes the situation at the Beltrami County deer farm significantly changes the risk assessment and concern about CWD in Minnesot... READ MORE

Urban archery hunt applications open

Urban archery hunt applications open

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bow hunts for the 2021-22 deer hunting season is now open. The hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer Arkansas bowhunters an early opportunity to get into the woods. It’s also the most effective method available for wildlife managers to assist cities in maintaining white-tailed deer popula... READ MORE

Opener sampling reinstated; 4 counties added to CWD zone

Opener sampling reinstated; 4 counties added to CWD zone

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has added Camden, Laclede, McDonald and Pulaski counties to the CWD Management Zone, and reinstated mandatory CWD sampling opening weekend of the November firearms portion. The Commission approved MDC regulation changes at its May 21 open meeting. The four counties were added the CWD Management Zone after CWD was fou... READ MORE

Elk license applications open through June 11

Elk license applications open through June 11

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Interested hunters have through June 11 to apply for one of 30 elk licenses offered this year by the DNR. Seasons will run from late August to mid-October. This year’s seasons are similar to last year’s, which provided hunters with more opportunities to harvest antlerless elk. Hunters can choose from three license options: a license fo... READ MORE

Hunters take 13,383 turkeys during spring harvest

Hunters take 13,383 turkeys during spring harvest

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,383 wild turkeys during the 2021 Illinois Spring Turkey Season. This year’s preliminary harvest total compares with the 2020 statewide turkey harvest of 15,831. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2021 Youth Turkey Season harvest of 1,283 birds, which compares with the 202... READ MORE

Five multi-state K-9 Resource Protection teams graduate

Five multi-state K-9 Resource Protection teams graduate

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

A ceremony held May 14 on the south lawn of the Indiana Statehouse recognized the graduation of nine K-9 teams that completed the DNR Division of Law Enforcement’s K-9 Resource Protection program.  In addition to the one team that will serve in Indiana, the graduating class included units from Kansas, Missouri, Utah and Virginia that tr... READ MORE

Creative twist for outdoor skills curriculum

Creative twist for outdoor skills curriculum

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Conservation officers instruct scholars in survival basics. Photo: Conservation Enforcement Officer Ben Kiser teaches a Montevallo student how to start a fire without modern tools. Restrictions from the COVID pandemic provided a new learning opportunity this spring for a group of students enrolled in the University of Montevallo's President's Outdo... READ MORE

Testing finds CWD prions at carcass dump site

Testing finds CWD prions at carcass dump site

By Minnesota Center for Prion Research and Outreach

A team led by University of Minnesota Prion Research and Outreach scientists has recovered samples from a remote Beltrami County site used by a nearby deer farm to discard white-tailed deer carcasses. Testing for the presence of chronic wasting disease-causing prions found one positive bone marrow sample. The team collected bones, hides, soil and ... READ MORE

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