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- Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 14:18
The Indiana mourning dove season will expand by 18 days for the 2014-15 hunting season.
To accommodate these additional days, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has added a third period for dove hunting, in December and January. Additionally, the DNR extended the first period, and modified the second period to avoid the firearms deer season.
The 2014-15 mourning dove hunting season is:
- Sep. 1 – Oct. 19
- Nov. 1 – Nov. 9
- Dec. 13 – Jan. 11
Hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. The daily bag limit is 15 with a possession limit of 45.
“Most mourning doves are harvested in September, but great dove hunting can be found later in the season with a little scouting,” said Budd Veverka, DNR farmland game research biologist. “Looking at data from the past five years, I would expect to see approximately 11,000 dove hunters harvest nearly 214,000 mourning doves in 2014. With the extended season, the harvest could be even higher.”
The expansion is based on research by the Indiana DNR and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
- Published on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 07:37
(Provided by Michigan DNR)
Michigan waterfowl hunters have an exciting new hunting opportunity to look forward to, as Sept. 1-7 will mark Michigan's first early teal hunting season in nearly 50 years.
These small ducks, especially blue-winged teal, are some of the earliest duck species to migrate each fall.
This statewide teal-only season is now possible because of growing teal populations. Hunters may take six teal per day and hunt from sunrise to sunset.
- Published on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 07:30
p>By Louie Stout
/>Daragh Deegan catches more fish than you from the St. Joseph River.
His secret? 500 to 1,500 volts of electricity.
Deegan and his biological crew cruise up and down the river dragging electrodes in front of a 20-foot Lowe aluminum flat bottom boat.
DNR Owns Eagle Parcel!
We own it!
The Michigan DNR has closed on the purchase of the 2.2. acres on Eagle Lake Road near Edwardsburg north of the channel between Eagle and Juno lakes slated for a new public access development.
Project Manager Paul Yauk said Thursday that he has requested access crews begin stabilizing the site by building a fence along the north side of the property, cutting the vegetation to ground level and establishing signage.Read more...
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