Tell the feds you want a Chicagoland NWR

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Tell the FWS that Chicago and Milwaukee would like Hackmatack, a new wildlife refuge they could drive to. You might see whooping cranes, river otter, cougars, blandings turtles and all kinds of birds there. They take comments until April 27 and are set to decide this fall.

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Whooping cranes may make AL home after fluky weather and FAA rules dispute

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13 endangered whooping cranes now call Wheeler NWR their winter home–maybe permanently–thanks to the quirks of weather, FAA rules and bird stubbornnes.

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How to find the snowy owl near you

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The white, Harry Potter owls are having a boom year, sighted in Boston, Chicago, Philly, Denver and Long Island. Look on eBird to see where.

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Another reactionary move by the WI Gov: put politics in wildlife

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WI gov vetoes law that would put wildlife in scientific, not political, control. Look out for more more whitetailed deer.

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Russians will send you a tame fox puppy for $4k–or $7k if they handle the paperwork

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For $7,000, a company will get you a tame fox, product of a famous Russian breeding experiment into domesticating animals. You can get one directly for $4,000, but you have to manage all the exotic animal licenses.

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Eagle Watching Festivals for 2011

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From New York to California, families are heading out to watch bald eagles at festivals. Winter forces the raptors to hunt over unfrozen water.

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Wolf seminars in Midwest; crazy wolf hunting bills out west; good news for big cats

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A Republican congressman introduced a bill to allow MT and ID to manage their wolves (that is, hunt them to extinction). Meanwhile, WI and MI have wolf classes

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Wisconsin offers porcupine education

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The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center in central WI offers what may be the country’s only class on porcupines–what they eat and wear to find them in winter.

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Baraboo, WI: Cranes So Close You Can Tell How Much They Hate You

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The International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI, gives you an intimate look at whooping and other endangered cranes. They hate people but carefully choose their own mate.

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