The wolves, known as the Smackout pack, have preyed on livestock four times since September, resulting in the death penalty.
The law prohibits people from repeatedly bothering hunters. It also makes it illegal to film, record or photograph hunters on multiple occasions.
MADISON, Wis. — Two Wisconsin lawmakers urged a committee this week to restrict the authority of conservation wardens who enter private property, a proposal stemming from the conviction of a farmer who got into a wrestling match with wardens he said he thought were trespassing. The state Supreme Court ruled that Robert Stietz deserves a new trial in his 2012…
The bills come as a federal court lifted federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming and the Trump administration moved to lift protections for grizzly bears in and near Yellowstone National Park. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke also is reviewing federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse in 11 Western states.
In Allegheny County, it’s possible coyote numbers could increase, although some think population may have stabilized.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Environmentalists are concerned that a proposed spending plan for the U.S. Interior Department calls for a study to determine whether Mexican gray wolves are a genetically distinct subspecies. A report accompanying the legislation suggests federal wildlife officials would be required to determine the validity of the Mexican wolves’ designation as a subspecies of the gray wolf. Red…
If the rule to allow baiting for hunting wolves goes into effect, Idaho would be the only state in the country to permit it.
Report finds that wolves killed 243 livestock, including one horse, in 2016 in Wyoming. As a result, wildlife managers last year killed 113 wolves that were confirmed to be attacking livestock.
Two pairs of peregrines successfully nested in the Black Hills earlier this year, and a third pair was spotted but didn’t appear to have a nest.
The problem is that eagles and other scavengers eat the guts of deer or the carcasses of coyotes, woodchucks and other game shot by hunters. Bits of lead bullets consumed along with the meat break down quickly in an eagle’s stomach and enter its bloodstream.
Group also seeking release of a female wolf from Mexico that was captured this spring in Arizona.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A “significant” harmful algae bloom is expected to form in western Lake Erie this summer, though it probably won’t be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said recently. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and research partners released their annual algae forecast for the shallowest and warmest of…
Asian longhorned beetles are doing damage to trees elsewhere, including in the United States, but haven’t been found yet in Minnesota.MANKATO, Minn. — The bags of bugs are piling up in the walk-in freezer in St. Paul, about 150 arriving every two weeks, a number expected to rise to well over 1,000 by the end of September. If the sack…
The goal is to offer fishing opportunities to those willing to venture into the backcountry.
Native American tribes have been growing wild rice in Wisconsin for generations, but growing rice commercially is a different challenge.raw wild rice close upMILWAUKEE — A Marquette University biology professor is researching the possibility of growing rice commercially in Wisconsin, despite the state’s seasonally cold temperatures. Native American tribes have been growing wild rice in Wisconsin for generations, but growing…
Wildlife agency will issue resident hunters more than 900 more buck-antelope hunting licenses and 1,400 more doe-antelope licenses in 2017 and 2018 than it did last year, when hunter success reached 70 percent.
U.S. Forest Service opens a new set of public meetings on its proposal to bar minerals exploration and development on more than 234,000 acres near the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for up to 20 years.
The different types of fish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency team will catch through electrofishing can tell them about a river’s quality.
Nathan Williams, 30, and his boys Jayce, 14, River, 8, and Phierce, 6, are well-known in the noodling world.
Butterfly House visitors see species native to the state – and there are more of them than you might think.
ASPEN, Colo. — Colorado officials are noticing a spike in bear calls, and believe the dry weather may have something to do with it. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Ranger Kurtis Tesch told the Aspen Daily News that the agency has been receiving about 10 calls each day on bear activity. Police Records Specialist Cathleen Treacy says Aspen police have gotten…
Also killed ducks from a moving vehicle in separate incident.
DETROIT — Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts. A House appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The program started under President Barack Obama. It pays for removing toxic pollution from harbors…
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An Alaska man is recovering after being attacked by a bison while hiking in western North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Park official Eileen Andes says the 65-year-old hiker encountered the large animal after taking photos of a sunset. The man tried to walk around the bison but didn’t provide enough room. Andes says the bison apparently…
“Who saved Mo? Mo saved Mo. … She’s incredible,” says the woman who found the 14-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
But more bears have meant more nuisance problems; more trash receptacles trashed, more bird feeders becoming bear snacks.