It looks like Wisconsin’s third wolf season could be over soon. The season began on Oct. 15. It’s slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit.
Most of the wolves killed during the recent hunt in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula probably belonged to packs that have caused problems for people, which partially fulfilled a primary objective of the season even though fewer animals were shot than expected, state wildlife biologists say.
The take in the first Upper Peninsula wolf hunt in four decades remains at 20, as frigid weather continues to keep the killing down. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that’s the total as of 6 a.m. Sunday.
The two-month season for Minnesotans to hunt doves is under way. The season opened Sunday and runs through the second Saturday in November.
A Wisconsin sheriff said a man who made his career catching bad guys is now one himself. The Barron County Sheriff’s office said Waupun officer Brad Young broke into a Green Lake restaurant yesterday, and drove off in a stolen car.
The search for Mandy Matula now has a search map to aid those who are looking for the missing 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman.
Tuesday marks the 10th day of the St. Paul Winter Carnival treasure hunt and people were out in force. They are looking for the medallion in what appears to be a hot spot: Cherokee Park.
Wisconsin is closing a third wolf harvest zone. The Department of Natural Resources says Zone in far northwestern Wisconsin will close to hunting and trapping of wolves effective 5 p.m., Sunday.
Minnesota authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill a Cold Spring police officer this week.
Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
In weathered barns and city garages, duck boats are rolling out of storage.
Despite the sharp decline in the state’s moose population, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided to allow a moose hunting season this fall.
The public will get a chance this week to sound off on a Republican bill that would establish a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.
The hunt for the Winter Carnival medallion is still on and the serious medallion hunters are scouring the streets of St. Paul.
The likely death of a planned nuclear waste site at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain has left federal agencies looking for a possible replacement.
Fewer permits were issued for Minnesota’s moose hunt this season, but the hunters who got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kill a moose had a higher success rate than previous years.
Ojibwe band members went fishing before last year’s opener to force a treaty dispute into court, but the state still hasn’t brought charges, and the issue is ongoing as the 2011 opener approaches.