The Starke County Park Board wants input from the public on a five-year parks and recreation plan. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board hopes to have a five-year plan in place by mid-January. President Roger Chaffins told the county commissioners Monday they’ve enlisted the Troyer Group from Mishawaka to help with the process. Continue reading
A Knox man is jailed on drug charges following an investigation by the Starke County Major Crimes Unit. Continue reading
Authorities in LaPorte County are investigating after a man’s body was found Friday at the Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area. Sheriff’s deputies and conservation officers responded Friday morning around 10 a.m. to the area of Tracy Road west of First Line Road. Continue reading
Deer firearms season opens tomorrow in Indiana. Legislation passed last year legalizes certain rifles for deer hunting purposes, and has raised quite a few questions about what equipment is now legal. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is offering a free hunter education class this weekend in Starke County. It’s open to hunters of all ages and will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, 4320 W. Toto Road in North Judson from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. CDT. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division says drowning deaths are on the decline.
Applications will be accepted until the end of August for reserved hunts in the state of Indiana.
Purdue Extension and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to educate landowners on forestry management techniques.
Celebrate like it’s 1916 with a trip to an Indiana State Park this weekend. In honor of their centennial celebration, the DNR is rolling back entrance fees to 10-cents per person on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. That’s how much gate admission cost in 1916. Continue reading
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the Tuesday afternoon drowning death of a fisherman in Lake Maxinkuckee. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is forming a partnership that looks to encourage more Hoosiers to enroll in boater education courses.
A Wednesday afternoon attempt by Knox Police to stop the driver of a stolen car turned into a high-speed chase and a manhunt. Officers tried to stop a black Honda Civic, driven by 27-year-old Daniel Allen of Winamac in the Water Street area, but he refused to cooperate. Continue reading
Certain downed, dead trees at Tippecanoe River State Park are available for public cutting and removal through mid-March.
Park staff are dropping hazardous trees and those damaged by the emerald ash borer (EAB) insect and placing them where the public can come in, cut them up and haul them away for use as firewood. The park is charging $10 per pickup load, and all proceeds will be used to enhance the natural areas of Tippecanoe River State Park. Continue reading
Sign ups are underway for an upcoming DNR Hunter Safety Class. It’s open to Indiana residents of all ages and will cover hunter heritage, firearm history and safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management and game care. Continue reading
This is the busiest hunting weekend of the year, according to the DNR. Tens of thousands of hunters are taking to the woods for deer firearm season. It opens today and continues through Sunday, Nov. 29th. Continue reading
Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac is among several facilities scheduled to close next week for the first of two planned deer reduction hunts this season. Others include Clifty Falls, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabachie, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Turkey Run and Whitewater Memorial. Continue reading
Conservation officers responding to a report of poaching in progress at a state property issued multiple citations to four Indianapolis men. Continue reading
Deer hunting season is officially underway in Indiana. Today marks the start of archery season, which runs through Jan. 3, 2016. All hunters must have a license and must use legal archery equipment as defined by the DNR. These include long bows, compound bows or recurve bows and arrows. The bow must have a pull of at least 35 pounds. Arrows must be tipped with broadheads that are metal, metal-edged or napped flint; chert or obsidian. Continue reading
Hunting is growing in popularity among women nationwide and in Indiana, according to officials with the Department of Natural Resources. They say the number of hunting licenses sold to women increased by 93 percent from 2006 to 2014. During that same time period the number of female youth hunters skyrocketed 114 percent. Continue reading