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DNR reminding people not to illegally harvest cicadas

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2024
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding people not to illegally harvest cicadas. The reminder comes after reports of multiple people harvesting the bugs at Big Foot Beach State Park. State law prohibits the capture and removal of animals, including insects, from state park properties. The DNR says there are exceptions for hunting and fishing activities that are otherwise authorized — but those exceptions do not allow for the collection and removal of cicadas. DNR staff says wardens may take enforcement actions in response to collecting cicadas. If you...

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