Man gets jail time in mule deer case

He also has his hunting privileges taken away for 20 years – for shooting four buck mule deer, taking their antlers and leaving the carcasses to waste – and is ordered to pay the Wyoming Game and Fish Department $16,000 in restitution.

Boat decontamination: Mussels issue raising awareness on Utah lake

A total of 210 boats were decontaminated at stations in the Lake Powell area and Kanab from Saturday to Sunday. During those decontaminations, mussels were discovered on 157 of the boats, and 17 people received citations for either not stopping for inspections or for transporting their boat with the plug still in.

North Dakota wildlife chief: Time to drop pheasant benchmark

The problem with attaining the mark is twofold: There is less grassland in the state due to farmers putting millions of acres of idled land once enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program back into crop production.And drought has impacted many parts of the state the past couple of years.

USFWS hearing on wolves' delisting is emotional gathering

Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government's latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list.

North Dakota sees uptick in spring pheasant count

The primary regions holding pheasants ranged from up 14 percent in the southeast and up 17 percent in the northwest, to down 8 percent in the southwest, and the count in the northeast, which is not a primary region for pheasants, was up 33 percent from last year.

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