Marks the first time in a decade that efforts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to curb livestock attacks by wolves has had lethal consequences for one of the predators.
The study reveals that since 1942 spring migration of whooping cranes occurs as many as 22 days earlier in spring and about 21 days later in fall.
But fair reproduction for ducks in traditional breeding areas this year still makes for good fall hunting potential in the state.
Break out the binoculars and find the waterholes that wood ducks and blue-winged teal prefer during the early waterfowl season.
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The 50-plus poaching expeditions date back to 2015, with the vast majority taking place within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, often in remote areas either closed to hunting or in areas where special permits are required.
Total pheasants observed per 100 miles are down 61 percent from last year, brood observations down 63 percent, and average brood size down 19 percent from 2016.
On the eve of the season opener for both, Game and Fish announces that sharptail numbers are down 29 percent from 2016, while partridge are down 62 percent. So, "in general, hunting will be fair at best.”
Pre-rig your rods with multiple classic walleye setups for pursuing the trophy fish of early autumn.
Farm would be the first in the U.S. to rear greater sage grouse for release in the wild.
For more success when ice appears this fall, test your sonar, GPS, and other ice fishing gadgets now – during the off season.
EHD was recently confirmed by laboratory analysis in a white-tailed deer in eastern Harding County and a white-tailed deer in western Butte County.
State wildlife experts are crediting a series of mild winters and an abundance of meadow vole prey in grasslands.
Likely cause is Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. A severe outbreak of the disease occurred in the state in 2007, too.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks has been providing a way for children ages 10-15 to try the sport before investing in a license and a hunter's safety course.
The fish live in rivers from Maine to Florida, and conservationists have long made the case that their declining populations pose a major problem for the health of ecosystems along the East Coast.
FWP director: “It is critical to be careful, and be safe."
Pheasant abundance appears similar to last year and prairie grouse numbers have declined, according to Upland Game Hunting Outlook.
Oregon officials expect the reduced bag limit for hatchery steelhead will be temporary, but it marks a conservative beginning to a season that's expected to be hampered by low returns. As of Monday, only 70,000 hatchery and 25,000 wild steelhead have passed Bonneville Dam – 30 percent of the most recent 10-year average.
Five of the once-in-a-lifetime licenses available, three fewer than last year, after summer survey finds 83 rams in the western Badlands, 21 fewer than in 2016.
Increased knowledge of grass carp in western Lake Erie gained through research project allows natural resource agencies to collaboratively develop science-based management approaches.
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