Tag Archives: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Early season goose, other waterfowl regulations proposed.

By Howard Meyerson Goose hunters looking to get a jump on the fall season can anticipate starting the first day of September if a package of early season rules is approved by the Natural Resources Commission when it meets in … Continue reading

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Wind companies won’t face charges in condor deaths

California condors are fair game if you own a wind farm these days. Surprising as that may sound, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has granted permission to California’s Terra-Gen Power for incidental take of the endangered bird, meaning it … Continue reading

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South Dakota girl disqualified, national duck stamp competition

Madison Grimm, a six-year-old South Dakota girl who was announced as the US Fish and Wildlife Service winner of its annual junior duck stamp competition, recently got some bad news. Her entry was disqualified. FWS officials were unavailable for comment, … Continue reading

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U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list all across the lower 48 states. The decision will result in individual states taking over management of the wolves, according to a story … Continue reading

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Asian Carp DNA Study Finds Other Causes than Live Fish

By Howard Meyerson Federal scientists studying the origins of Asian carp DNA found in the Great Lakes, particularly in the Chicago Area Waterway system, ground zero in the politically heated debate about separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River Basin, … Continue reading

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Counting Cranes: Will wind energy and hunting impact state population?

By Howard Meyerson DELTON, MI — The evening sky took on a surreal quality not unlike a scene by Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa. A dull gray ceiling had transformed in just a matter of minutes to an explosion of … Continue reading

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Collaborative Conservation: How hunters help birds

By Howard Meyerson Talking “turkey” would have meant precisely that in the 1930’s, an era when wildlife biologists managed lands for individual species. But state, federal and private (NGO) wildlife managers say the parlance and philosophy of wildlife management has … Continue reading

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National survey finds more people hunt but trend still downwards in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Some exciting talk has circulated in recent weeks about a new U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service report that finds hunting participation increased across the U.S. during the past five years. The agency released its preliminary National Survey … Continue reading

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New plans for Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge

By Howard Meyerson DeTour, MI – Boaters, paddlers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts may find Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge more inviting in future years. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staffers are finalizing the conservation plan for the 695 acre island … Continue reading

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Prey for Me

Photo from the US Fish and Wildlife Service

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