Indiana and Alabama are the only two states that have outreach programs to educate residents about whooping cranes.
Bighorn sheep get new home at Oregon's John Day River Basin.
Bird-watchers might see migrants tunneling into local snowbanks to avoid the season’s wind and cold.
The special hunt is designed to gather information about the distribution and prevalence of CWD in deer in an area where a mule deer taken during the 2017 general big game season tested positive for CWD.
The state Division of Fish and Wildlife reported that removing hunting "will quickly allow the population to rebound to unacceptable levels.''
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says the state has roughly 2 million acres of bays and estuaries vulnerable to freeze. It's closing some fishing spots in deeper waters, where wildlife officials say surviving fish could become prone to capture.
Buck harvest particularly high in Green Mountain State.
More than 400 bears were killed in this year's hunt, down from the record 636 killed in 2016; Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office next month, has said he will halt the bear hunt pending research into other methods for managing the state's bear population.
Program began in 1998 because of an overpopulation of deer in the city.
With fewer native fall-run Chinook salmon able to make their way back home to the leading salmon hatchery in the state, that hatchery could have only about half as many young salmon as usual to release next spring.
State wildlife officials are holding the hunt after a mule deer shot north of Chester tested positive for the disease.
It's a chance to trap and fit some of the visitors with tiny transmitters to help track them around the globe and study a long-misunderstood species whose numbers likely are far fewer than previously thought, researchers say.
Many out-of-state hunters may have stayed away because drought hurt broods last summer.
Keep your feeder full, and pick up one or two of these charismatic, hungry species for your birder life-list during the coldest days of winter.
Rough ring-necked pheasant hunts: Minnesota’s public land holds some roosters, but don’t expect easy shooting
Just over a week remains in Minnesota’s 2017 pheasant hunting season, and despite tough conditions and savvy upland birds, you can still fill the game bag.
Includes 73 mule deer and 34 white-tailed deer. Season will run through Feb. 15, unless hunters fill a quota of 200 deer of each species before that date.
Scientists say they fear shifting climate conditions are to blame.
Illegal activities spilled into neighboring states; one of the men also charged in Illinois.
Extension runs through Saturday, and Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is planning a moratorium, which could halt the hunt.
Irrupting owls attract the cameras and headlines, but this Western species has been appearing more frequently during Christmas bird counts in Minnesota and Wisconsin.