(Photo by Bob Drieslein)HELENA, Mont. — Conservation groups alleged earlier this week that Wyoming used part of Montana’s grizzly bear hunting quota to increase its own allocation for a proposed hunt this year, even though Montana wildlife regulators voted not to give away any part of its quota. Wyoming’s proposal for its first grizzly hunt in decades sets a quota…
ALLAGASH, Maine — A video of a deer surfing an ice flow down river before nimbly jumping to safety is causing a sensation. The young deer was shared widely on social media on Monday as it floated downriver near the tiny town of Allagash, Maine. More than 70,000 people had watched the video by Tuesday morning. The Bangor Daily News…
Only about 40 of the endangered wolves remain in the wild in eastern North Carolina, down from a peak of about 120 a decade ago.
Will protect almost 20 square miles of some of the most critically imperiled wildlife and fisheries habitat in Southeast Texas and add 25 square miles of Rio Grande-bordering Trans-Pecos landscape to the state’s largest wildlife management area.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted against the proposal after multiple guides, outfitters and other anglers spoke out against it.
Toledo Zoo will raise about 1,500 young lake sturgeon this summer.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A biologist says the south Selkirk mountain caribou herd may be extinct after aerial surveys found only three remaining animals. Bart George, wildlife biologist for the Kalispel Tribe, says two aerial surveys in March found only three female caribou. Last year there were about a dozen of the endangered animals. The Spokesman-Review says that less than 10…
The study indicated that changes in deer and forestry management can help forests flourish.MADISON, Wis. — Native American reservations in northern Wisconsin have older trees, as well as better plant diversity and tree regeneration than surrounding state or national forests, according to researchers. Dartmouth College and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers recently published their findings in an issue of the Ecology…
TOLEDO, Ohio — Research into Lake Erie’s toxic algae shows no clear decrease in the pollutants feeding the persistent blooms during the past five years, according to an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency report. The review also finds that nearly all of the phosphorus and nitrogen flowing from Ohio’s streams and rivers into the lake’s western end is coming mainly from…
Located in north-central Minnesota lake country, researchers say it’s a good spot because it’s a natural habitat for loons and would benefit from additional conservation work.
Pilot project at Washington State Penitentiary hopes to help efforts to protect bighorns from pathogen.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. (U.S. Department of the Interior)WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agency to expand recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. An order signed Wednesday directs the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies to develop plans within 90 days that focus on expanding recreational opportunities….
A total of 21,042 applications were received for moose, 18,079 for elk and 14,617 for bighorn sheep.
The state has already issued one lethal take permit for up to two wolves from the Pine Creek pack.
Method has drawn scorn from some lawmakers who find the idea of tranquilizing and surgically neutering wildlife inappropriate. Now, they hope the practice is seeing its final years in Michigan.
Bears, bobcats, gray wolves and mountain lions expanding into some areas they have not inhabited in years.
Beaver Lake anglers prep for prime fishing.
Vermont chapter of Trout Unlimited wants the state to reduce the fish’s catch limit from 12 a day to six.
The virus is similar to the Epstein-Barr virus that causes mononucleosis in humans and is related to a virus that infects domestic cats. Researchers who took part in the study said the discovery will help biologists monitor the populations in the future, and will be used to assess their population health when it comes to emergent diseases.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — After what seemed like a never-ending winter, the area’s fishermen and women were finally able to take to local waterways on Saturday for the start of the statewide trout season. While people lined the sides of lakes and streams throughout the Poconos, some were keeping a watchful eye for plastic washed downstream from an accident in late…
“This is a complex wildlife management issue and is not at all unique to New Jersey.”
PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife officials are asking spring turkey hunters to consider donating a part of their kill for research. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said that it has been monitoring the state’s wild turkey population for a possible virus. With turkey-hunting season starting this week, officials are asking hunters, including youth hunters, to give one of the bird’s…
Hunting for morels the rage in southwest Missouri as mushroom season kicks off.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)SALT LAKE CITY — Federal wildlife managers under the Trump administration are loosening contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs, which worries animal advocates but relieves people in southern Utah who say their town was overrun by the burrowing creatures. The new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules finalized late last week make it easier…
It’s unclear if it will be a bumper year for ticks; some experts say a lot depends on if spring will be a wet one.
State DNR supervisor says things looked good for the U.P. deer herd a month ago. But the situation has deteriorated as winter has held on.