Game and Fish won’t finalize a 2017 hunting season until after a summer sheep population survey. The state typically doles out only about half a dozen of the highly desired licenses. More than 10,000 hunters applied last year for eight licenses.
Pronghorn antelope tags will also be reduced, but tag numbers for elk hunts will not be affected.
Hunters last year harvested nearly 119,500 deer — down 4 percent from the 2015 harvest of nearly 124,800 deer — and collisions across Indiana numbered more than 14,000, down nearly 9 percent.
Lawmakers are set to study how the use of publicly-owned bodies of water over privately-owned land should be regulated.
With decline of wolves, moose population explodes on Isle Royale National Park. But the fear is many of those moose could starve to death.
Increasing black bear populations in the region have led to more frequent sightings, especially in rural areas of Providence, Kent and Washington counties.
Four free-ranging whitetail deer tested positive for the disease, in Iosco, Oscoda, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties.
Those fish include 2.3 million catchable trout, nearly 150,000 larger trout averaging about 1 pound each and millions of smaller trout that were stocked last year and have grown to catchable size.
Last fall’s egg take was excellent, exceeding the goal of raising 400,000 salmon for stocking purposes.
The proposal that went out for public comment Friday would set a quota of two wolves in each of two Montana management areas outside the park.
Corps officials say the birds eat up to 11 million juvenile salmon annually.
They would still play a “pivotal role” in discussions about the future of the range, 29 square miles of hilly fenced-in grasslands with 350 bison.
Budget cut championed by environmental and conservation groups as a long-awaited rebuke of a program they contend needlessly kills thousands of animals each year. But rural Oregonians and ranchers see it as the tone-deaf response of political leaders far removed from the daily realities of a rural existence.
Study was done by comparing results of bird surveys of 125 bird species done by volunteers every June between 1989 and 2013. It started with 11 survey sites across the state and expanded to 31, all in unmanaged, mature forests from one end of Vermont to the other.
Officials: Major drop in bat species numbers could interrupt food chain, cave ecosystems in Missouri
Searchers found few bats or found bats that were emaciated and had visible fungus caused by white-nose syndrome.
A national debate about the predator-killing M-44 device is unfolding in the wake of a hospitalized teenager and three dogs and a wolf that have been killed recently in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.
No chinook and coho salmon fishing for sport and commercial fishers for 2017.
The USDA worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to eradicate nearly 70 feral swine from Arizona refuge.
Hunters spent more than $682.7 million and anglers spent over $271.3 million. Trappers, wildlife viewers and boaters were also big spenders with a combined contribution of almost $140 million.
Wildlife officials found a band on the bird’s leg and ran it through a database to learn that it had been banded shortly after hatching on June 21, 1983, making it nearly 34 years old — far beyond the average bald eagle lifespan of about 20 years in the wild.
Court says east-central Idaho wolf and coyote derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit.
The minimum known wolf population in 2016 was 112, a 2 percent increase from 2015, the report said. That’s much smaller than the previous three years in which the population increased by 27, or 36 percent. The weak increase could be caused by wolves being present but not counted, decreased births, human-caused deaths, diseases affecting pups, and wolves leaving the state, the report said.
Lakes reportedly so contaminated with road salt that they’ll no longer support native fish and plants within three decades.
Saviello says he’ll call for the Committee On Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to vote against passage of the bill.
Idaho boy was injured last month when he checked one out with his dog on federally-owned land about 500 yards from his house on the outskirts of the small city of Pocatello. His Labrador retriever dog died.
John Walker was cited in 2015 for placing corn and pumpkins near his deer stands on his Washburn County property. A circuit judge tossed the citation, finding there wasn’t any evidence Walker intended to hunt over the food.