MAY 14, 2011 | SHOW #620
•Minnesota archer scores ghost gobbler
•Wisconsin Drummer Fund creates wildlife habitat
•Tips for cold-water boating safety
•Dan bags turkeys in New York and Wisconsin
•Jeff hits the road on his new motorcycle
RESULTS FOR POLL s619
Do you favor extending each of Wisconsin's spring turkey hunting periods by two days so that there will be six consecutive, seven-day hunting periods that begin on Wednesday and continue through Tuesday of the following week?
YES 0% | NO 100% | MAYBE 0% | UNDECIDED 0% | OTHER 0 % | IMPRESSIONS: 158 | RESPONSES: 1 | COMMENTS: 0
| INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON - POLL s620 |
Do you think it is a good idea to introduce one exotic species to control another?
BACKGROUND: Experimental release of stingless parasitic wasps may help Wisconsin control emerald ash borerMADISON – Tiny stingless wasps the size of a grain of rice may someday play a role in controlling the emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in Wisconsin. The invasive pest has killed millions of ash trees since its discovery in Michigan in 2002.
EAB was accidentally introduced from China within shipments of imported products. It is not a pest in Asia, where it only lives in dying trees, because ash trees there evolved with it and so healthy Asian ash have effective defenses. Unfortunately, there is no evidence of resistance in our ash species.
This spring, scientists with the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the DNR, and USDA-APHIS will introduce three species of stingless parasitic wasps that prey almost exclusively on the ash-killing beetle in a cooperative project. Emerald ash borer was first discovered in Wisconsin near the Village of Newburg in 2008. Since that time, EAB has shown up in Cudahy, Oak Creek, Franklin, West Bend and Victory, and has been trapped in Green Bay and Kenosha.
A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant will help fund the research for the next three years.
For more information about EAB in Wisconsin, or call 1-800-462-2803.
READ MORE HERE:
You are entered into the drawing - when you leave a COMMENT - for a ... ZipVac portable vacuum sealer starter kit, complete with a rechargeable pump, a hand-operated pump and reusable, resealable storage bags.
Follow ZipVac on Twitter and subscribe to the ZipVac blog.
FISHING CONTESTS: Find them ALL online @ American Fishing Contests
RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY BANQUETS & EVENTS: Online Info:
THE EVENTS CALENDAR HAS BEEN MOVED TO DANSMALLOUTDOORS.COM/EVENTS
Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Hatch at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Central WisconsinThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) are celebrating another success in efforts to reintroduce a wild migratory whooping crane population in eastern North America.
Three whooping crane chicks hatched this week at Necedah NWR in central Wisconsin. The first chick to hatch this season was the offspring of wild whooping crane W1-06. W1-06 was hatched and raised in 2006 on Necedah NWR and is the first wild offspring from the eastern whooping crane reintroduction project started more than a decade ago.
READ more on Dan's Blog: Blog The Road