In latest incident, black bear attacks family’s donkeys, killing one.
Next hunting opportunity in the state is for black bear. Hunters can lay bait for bears starting July 29 and start hunting Aug. 28.
Officials say 20 of those convicted were juveniles. The investigation led to more than 200 counts of wildlife violations and a total of $1,675 in fines.
Arizona Fish and Game Department estimates it added 20,000 fish before Memorial Day and will continue the action in June.
There is no catch-all plan to address water quality in the state’s lakes because each one requires a specific approach tailored to its characteristics.
Most residents who spoke during a meeting earlier this week worried that removing the dam would open the trout stream’s watershed to a predatory migrating fish invasion or parasitic sea lampreys.
The budget bills that first emerged from the House and Senate left out all, or nearly all, the user fee increases the agency sought, and the hikes didn’t make it into the DNR’s budget bill until the very end of the session.
Blood samples from chicks part of project to look for presence of toxins such as PCBs, pesticides and mercury in environment.
Provides hope that a management plan for the federally threatened species is working.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The program has culled more than 1,300 deer from 10 parks. It started with sharpshooters from the Cincinnati police with volunteer bow hunters brought in after two years.
One plan fisheries managers are considering to combat the low returns is restricting where anglers can fish during each month.
The 2017 season structure designates Ashland, Iron and Vilas counties and the eastern half of Eau Claire County as buck-only.
The river area affected by the switch is in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, from Aniak down to the mouth of the Kuskokwim.
In contrast with the 1970s, when 40 states had no bobcat protections and bounties were common, most now put strict limits on hunting and trapping bobcats.
A number of other Great Lakes states allow woodchuck hunting, including Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and even Pennsylvania, which is home of Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog that predicts the length of winters.
The state already allows the shooting of feral hogs from helicopters, but that is expensive and has not been very unsuccessful because the aircraft often scare the animals away. Hot air balloons are quieter and offer a more stable shooting platform.
Pets will be allowed in the following pilot project sites this fall: Harrisville State Park, Sleepy Hollow State Park, Lime Island State Park, Leelanau State Park and Cheboygan State Park.
The news means this July’s Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City could be the final one.
The Silver Creek area, which attracted luminaries such as Ernest Hemingway in the 1940s, also is a prime spot for birders and nature enthusiasts.
State agency has had success using the same approach to develop fisheries for northern pike and walleye.
The northern New England states all have bear hunts in the fall. The bear population is also growing elsewhere in New England, where debate is underway about how to control it.
State officials say while releasing fish bought in pet shops may seem harmless, they can become invasive and multiply by the thousands, or they can struggle to survive and to fend off more aggressive predators.
Meridian, formed by a partnership with agricultural interests in North Dakota to develop the refinery, plans to push forward on the $900 million project, which it says will be a model for environmentally friendly technology.
Although the ticks are out early, it appears that their numbers are typical for a Minnesota spring. The number of cases of tick-borne illnesses is going up, though.
But Maine is still looking to cut down the number of moose hunting permits it offers this year. The state, which has the largest population of moose in the lower 48 states, is reducing the number of moose permits from 2,140 to 2,080.