A directive issued in late July severely limits a type of land swap involving federal property. Critics say that eliminates an important technique for saving habitat for the shrinking population of greater sage grouse.
Ohio faced a similar scenario several years ago.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows just 2 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought. That compares with 82 percent at the same time last year.
Public hunting of the animals could occur at some point in the future if federal officials move forward with plans to remove the population's threatened species protections. No hunting plans have been crafted, but officials said if a hunt were to occur it would be constrained by the population objectives that were endorsed Thursday.
During the 2018 season, reports of illegal fishing methods used by some permitted paddlefish harvesters lead to ADCNR law enforcement officers initiating an intensive investigation, which resulted in 135 convictions for violations.
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This would be the first increase in the price of an annual resident hunting license since 2002 and of an annual fishing license since 2004.
North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is more than doubling the number of pronghorn licenses this year, a dramatic turnaround from earlier this decade when the hunting season was canceled four consecutive years due to low animal numbers.
Montana's Flathead Lake looks to get rid of lake trout, whitefish to restore populations of native westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout.
It's the 20th bear to join the region near the Montana-Idaho border under an augmentation program that began in 1990.
A limited hunting season could be used to stop the herd from getting too large.
The grouse that are harvested every year tend to be quickly replaced in reproduction.
Instead, anglers urged to consider warm-water fish species, such as bass, northern pike, bowfin or panfish.
Judge says environmental groups failed to prove there were practical alternatives to the $59 million dam serving farmers in western North Dakota and eastern Montana.
Drew Price of Colchester, Vt., spent eight years in his quest to be the first to catch and enter all 33 species in the Vermont program.
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North Dakota’s 2018 pronghorn hunting season is set, with 1,075 licenses available in 10 open units. That's way up from 410 licenses and five open units last year. But if you're not from North Dakota, you're out of luck – the hunt is only open to state residents.
Michigan-based Hebert family agrees to pay more than $51,000 in fines and forfeit 17 deer mounts. Iowa landowners supplied them with lodging and tags for any deer that were harvested by the group in exchange for fishing opportunities in Michigan.
As bears continue to move further into the prairie and remake their home in their historical territory, it's up to both the agencies and the residents to prevent conflicts.
The effort against the lake trout is the centerpiece of a long-term fight to help Yellowstone's native cutthroat trout. Lake trout feed on cutthroats, causing the native fish population to decline.
While catch-and-release is often encouraged under the right conditions, fish reeled in from this depth will likely die if released.
Michigan DNR: Groundbreaking legislation provides critical funding for fish and wildlife in greatest need.
Though popular in the southern and central United States, fried green tomatoes deserve more respect in North County, the author says, and she has a recipe to convince you.