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October 2015

Talon a great story

Bald eagle license plate celebrates a comeback and raises funding for endangered resources.

Lisa Gaumnitz

Glory was in all of his glory. The 14-year-old bald eagle perched on the gloved arm of his trainer, Diane Visty, along a small lake at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee.

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Also in this issue…

Nest box in the middle of a marshy area © DNR FileAdopt a Fish and Wildlife Area program
Take a hands-on approach to improve your favorite property.

White swans swimming in blue water © Sue FletcherSwan songs
Migration stops on the Mississippi offer a rare chance to hear and see these stars.

Young African-American boy with wide smile climbing inside log © Chico La BarberaMOHEE, Yippee!
Students, educators and conservation partner enthusiasm for Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo 2015 means record success at MacKenzie Center.

A buck white-tailed deer standing in the snow next to a tree © Stephen J. LangA buck in the balsams
How one deer showed the author the difference between harvesting and hunting, and why he now prefers the latter.

A misty marsh scene with waterfowl © Reginald MuhlThe beauty of Barkhausen
Celebrating 60 years of waterfowl refuge and recreation in Brown County.

Scene of leafy treetops © Katherine EspositolTaking good ideas from rural Wisconsin
A statewide urban forest inventory is underway for communities big and small.

A molded clear plastic container full of pastry © PlaconA decade of partnerships takes shape
Ten years into Green Tier, Placon Plastics is a shining example of companies going beyond compliance and building business value.

Black and white portrait of man in military uniform © Submitted by Grimmer FamilyA portrait of a giant in wildlife management
William F. Grimmer defined a profession that is a cornerstone to Wisconsin's natural resources management.

Two men weighing a fish in a net © DNR fileA fantastic fishing tale
Wisconsin teens land a rare paddlefish.