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DNR Wildlife Science Report Now Available
Indiana Ag Connection - 04/21/2017

Learn about state efforts to protect threatened species and better understand wild animals in the 2016 Wildlife Science Report.

The report is available online at

This annual report contains information about nongame species such as birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and mussels, and outlines research on deer, otter, gamebirds, waterfowl, turkey and wild pigs.

The report is packed with information about animal habitats and behaviors, including how far box turtles move, how many breeding eagle pairs exist in Indiana, why barn owls are rare, and how many turkeys were harvested in 2016 hunting seasons. It also includes details about the first confirmed black bear to hibernate in Indiana in more than 100 years.

You also can read about how wildlife research programs are funded, volunteer opportunities and staff changes in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.

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