Outdoors-related groups across the country laud House and Senate's efforts.
"We've got a management responsibility to maintain the native species, which is the bighorn sheep."
With Idaho steelhead numbers floundering, wildlife officials give nod to keep fishing open on most rivers
Commission last month voted to suspend the steelhead fishing season because of a possible federal lawsuit by six conservation groups contending the state's steelhead regulations harm federally protected wild steelhead. The portions of Idaho rivers that remain closed to anglers under the deal are areas where wild steelhead are known to congregate.
Montana officials have adopted a plan to maintain the largest grizzly population in the Lower 48 states at roughly current numbers if the animal is removed from the threatend species list.
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Park biologist spotted grizzly bears feeding on carcasses of three elk, at least one that was killed by a hunter.
The issue involves a mystery: About half of the elk calves born in southwestern Colorado die within six months. Of the survivors, another 15 percent perish before they turn a year old. And researchers don't know why.
Sure, fewer birds may be available, but most hunters have hung up their upland bird spurs for chasing whitetails or tackling the hard water.
Wolf advocates say the site-specific plans will prioritize and make the best use of non-lethal tools, while ranchers hope the proposal gives them a quicker and clearer path to dealing with problem wolves.
Overcrowding impacting deer health, damaging forests and causing property owners to complain about the animals chomping down their landscaping.
Widespread extermination of wolves, cougars early last century meant elk herds able to grow in size, eating away willow plants and other vegetation along park's streams, causing erosion damage. But in recent years, resurgent populations of wolves and cougars have restored the park's natural balance by knocking back elk numbers and changing the herds' behaviors.
In Iowa, major hunting violations cost group of North Carolina, Louisiana hunters – to the tune of nearly $24,000
Nonresident deer hunters fined, busted.
Average size of Lake Sakakawea female salmon was 6 pounds, and once again there was an abundance of young male salmon, which typically forecasts a good run the next couple years.
Though the Central Park waterfowl story felt overblown at first to seasoned birdwatchers, its ability to inspire novices reminds the author of calmer, simpler times in the birdwatching world.
The leaves are down, but be prepared to walk some miles if you want to shoot a few ruffs during November and December.
Big game biologist: Mule deer fawn production has been on a positive trend since 2013.
And these were strapping animals – roughly scoring 360 and 335, according to one report.
But state wildlife officials say that because the big cats have all been spotted at night and haven't attacked anyone, it's not a public safety concern.
While enduring a long, cold, whitetail-free sit, don’t forget that deer hunting is supposed to be fun.