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Taylor Finger hired by DNR to serve as migratory game bird ecologist

Published by Central Office February 14, 2017

Contact(s): Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist, 608-261-6458

MADISON - Taylor Finger has been named the new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources statewide migratory game bird ecologist.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Finger received his bachelor's degree in wildlife management and biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master's degree in waterfowl ecology from the University of Western Ontario.

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Taylor Finger has been named the new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources statewide migratory game bird ecologist.
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Waterfowl have played an important role in Finger's life since a young age, and this interest turned into a professional passion while receiving his bachelor's degree. In past roles, Finger interned as a waterfowl bander for the Minnesota DNR, conducted black duck and brant research in New Jersey, teal research for Wisconsin DNR, and completed his master's degree research on lesser scaup migration. Finger lives north of the Wisconsin Dells with his wife Michelle and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

"This is truly a dream job for me, and I look forward to continuing the great history of waterfowl management in Wisconsin," said Finger.

The migratory bird program manages Wisconsin's duck, goose and mourning dove populations and sets annual season regulations. Finger is stationed in Madison and can be contacted at (608) 261-6458 or via email at taylor.finger@wisconsin.gov.

To learn more about Wisconsin's Wildlife Program please visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "wildlife" for an overview of what the DNR does to conserve and protect our wildlife populations and habitats; or search keywords "wildlife areas" for links to all the state wildlife areas and other state-managed lands.

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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