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Wyoming wolf count wrapping up

Wyoming wolf count wrapping up

Wyoming wildlife officers are wrapping up their annual wolf count, saying they expect the totals to be about 170 wolves and 15 breeding pairs.

February 2013
Additional deer farms released from chronic wasting disease quarantines

Additional deer farms released from chronic wasting disease quarantines

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Feb. 8 announced quarantines have been lifted on 14 additional deer farms after DNA testing confirmed these farms had no ties to two Adams County deer that died of Chronic Wasting Disease in October 2012.

February 2013
Animal rights group protests at hunting convention

Animal rights group protests at hunting convention

Animal right activists protested a hunting convention in Las Cruces on Saturday to express outrage over an unrelated coyote hunting contest late last year in New Mexico.

February 2013
Expanded wolf hunt flying through Legislature

Expanded wolf hunt flying through Legislature

A proposal to expand the state's wolf hunt is being fast-tracked through the Legislature and shortly will be sent to the governor's desk for his signature.

February 2013
Minnesota Moose population falls 35 percent; state suspends hunt

Minnesota Moose population falls 35 percent; state suspends hunt

On the heels of an aerial survey that showed the moose population in the state’s northeastern corner has dropped by 35 percent since last year – and 52 percent since 2010 – the DNR announced today it will not hold a moose hunt unless the population recovers.

February 2013
Vermount wardens say trophy buck taken out of season

Vermount wardens say trophy buck taken out of season

Vermont game wardens say the biggest buck shot in the state in more than 20 years was shot a day after the close of the November rifle hunting season.

February 2013
Montana won't limit Yellowstone-area wolf hunts

Montana won't limit Yellowstone-area wolf hunts

Montana wildlife officials are abandoning efforts to shut down gray wolf hunting and trapping just outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park.

February 2013
Idaho officials decrease some moose hunting tags

Idaho officials decrease some moose hunting tags

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is decreasing the number of moose hunting tags available for northern Idaho.

January 2013
Southwestern Alabama may see deer season pushed into February

Southwestern Alabama may see deer season pushed into February

A state official says he wants to push back the deer hunting season in southwest Alabama so that it goes into February.

January 2013
Idaho mulling paid trappers to manage wolf numbers

Idaho mulling paid trappers to manage wolf numbers

Idaho wildlife officials are considering paying private trappers to kill wolves roaming in specific hunting zones where wolves have had a significant impact on elk populations.

January 2013
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