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Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns

BOISE, Idaho — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit contending the U.S. Forest Service is illegally jeopardizing bighorn sheep by allowing University of Idaho domestic sheep on two eastern Idaho grazing allotments as part of agricultural research activities. Western Watersheds Project and WildEarth Guardians in the 18-page lawsuit filed Tuesday contend the grazing through permits issued to the U.S. Department…

In Vermont, health officials warn about rise in tick disease

  BURLINGTON, Vt. — Ticks are active again this season and residents should take steps to prevent tick bites in what’s expected to be a record year for human cases of the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis, the Vermont Department of Health said earlier this week. The illness is spread by blacklegged ticks – the same tick that spreads Lyme disease. Symptoms…

Warm weather not dampening Minnesota waterfowl hunting

Undeterred by warm weather, many Minnesota waterfowl hunters are reporting fair to good hunting success since the season began on Sept. 23, Ducks Unlimited said in a migration update Wednesday, Oct. 18. According to the Minnesota DNR, waterfowl hunters are taking advantage of excellent wild rice production this year, with solid numbers of ring-necked ducks in most areas now, the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 20, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPOs Jones and Beltran were working the Mississippi River for boating and waterfowl enforcement when they stopped a boat for a safety inspection. On the boat were a 60-year-old man and his three adult children. During the inspection, CPO Beltran smelled drug odors and asked the occupants about the illegal substances. Thinking one of…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 20, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 1: Northeast Illinois DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Midlane Country Club, Wadsworth. For more info call Jack Fields, 847-274-3958. Nov. 3: Land of Lincoln WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hamilton’s, Jacksonville. For more info call Jeff McDaniel, 217-371-0275. Nov. 4: Montgomery County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Hillsboro. For more info call Tim Taylor, 217-971-7110. April 7, 2018:…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 20, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: The bass will begin to feed with the dropping water temps. The fish are relating to the green weeds, and search baits like spinnerbaits and swim jigs are doing quite well at finding the aggressive fish. Also pitch the weeds with…

Wild game opens up new possibilities for chefs

DECATUR, Ala. — Hundreds of hunters headed to north Alabama’s hills last weekend for the opening of bow and arrow deer hunting season. With deer, rabbit, squirrel and dove seasons under way, time has come to make a game plan for preparing safe and delicious meals. Locals offered a glimpse of the flavor possibilities for wild game dishes at the Alabama Wildlife…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 20, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario: Recent weather patterns scattered mature king salmon in Lake Ontario’s nearshore zone. The bulk of the salmon have yet to run the creeks, so expect them to again congregate off tributary mouths. Fishing for staging salmon is typically best in 50-100 feet of water off the Niagara Bar, Eighteenmile Creek, Oak Orchard Creek, Sandy Creek…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 20, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Search for missing teens…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 20, 2017

Season Dates Oct. 20: Northern Zone archery deer and bear season closes Oct. 20: Northern Zone crossbow deer and bear season closes Oct. 20: Northern Zone muzzleloader deer and bear season closes Oct. 21: Northern Zone firearms deer and bear season opens Oct. 21: Pheasant season opens (portions of state) Oct. 21: Fall turkey season opens (Southern Zone) Oct. 25:…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 20, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 21: Land O’Lakes WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagle River Inn. For more info call Mike Trollan, 715-545-2114. Oct. 23: Great Lakes WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Barkers Island Inn, Superior. For more info call Jim Shabert, 715-392-2101. Oct. 26: Wings Over WI Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Amerahn Hall, Kewaskum. For more info call Richard Knoebel, 920-980-1392. Oct. 27: Iowa County…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 20, 2017

District 6 — Lower Chippewa/Eau Claire area Warden John Schreiber, of Cornell, observed a hose coming from a residential septic holding tank and leading into the woods. Upon contact with the resident of the house, it was found he had been pumping his septic into the woods six times a year for the last three years to avoid septic business…