Conservation Congress sessions will be held in all of the state's seventy-two counties tonight.

There do not seem to be any statewide hot button issues this year according to the Conservation Congress's Kurt Thiede. He expects an average crowd of about five to six thousand statewide. Nothing like the years dove hunting or feral cats were an issue.

Thiede thinks some regional topics will draw crowds in some areas. Especially in the western part of the state, where the proposed boundary changes to the Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge have sparked some interest. Or in the south where some hunters don't like the DNR's use of sharp shooters to fight CWD.

But Thiede says the sessions begin at seven tonight in all counties and are open to anyone interested in the state's natural resources.


AUDIO: Jim Dick reports ( 1:06 MP3 )

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