Department of Natural Resources has released its 2016 Wildlife Science
The report is
available online at wildlife.IN.gov/3347.htm
“This annual report
contains information about non-game species such as birds, fish, mammals,
reptiles, amphibians and mussels, and outlines research on deer, otter,
gamebirds, waterfowl, turkey and wild pigs,” the DNR said in a statement
released this week.
“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,” the DNR added. “It also includes details about the first confirmed
black bear to hibernate in Indiana in more than 100 years.”
as well on the funding of wildlife research programs, volunteer
opportunities, and staff changes in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.