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UPDATES TO FFLIGHT INCLUDE ACCESS TO ALL MANAGED DOVE FIELDS ON DNR PROPERTY

July 14, 2015

MADISON -- Bird hunters in Wisconsin can now find every managed dove field on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources land with ease through the Fields & Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool.

FFLIGHT gives hunters the ability to access all dove managed fields, whether it's from a desktop computer at home or in the field through their mobile phone. Along with new dove updates, the tool also gives hunters an interactive summary of young aspen and alder habitat to find woodcock and ruffed grouse public hunting areas and pheasant-stocked public hunting grounds throughout Wisconsin

"Wisconsin has a strong bird hunting history and tradition, and FFLIGHT is great example of how the department is using new technology to support those traditions," said DNR migratory game bird ecologist Kent Van Horn.

Features available within the program will help hunters locate DNR public parking areas, overlay township descriptions, and provide access to topographic maps and aerial photos of prospective hunting areas. FFLIGHT allows users to print maps and find GPS coordinates to assist in navigation and provides measuring tools to help estimate acreage and walking distance. Mobile users can use the tool on-the-go to find habitat suitable for the species they wish to pursue.

The FFLIGHT mapping application is compatible with all major desktop and mobile web browsers (internet access is required). To learn more and start your search for hunting land, visit the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, and search keyword "FFLIGHT."

If you have any questions regarding FFLIGHT, dove fields or dove hunting please contact Taylor Finger, assistant migratory game bird ecologist, (608) 261-6458 or at taylor.finger@wisconsin.gov.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist, 608-261-6458

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 14, 2015




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