Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states.
With antlers both valuable and collectible, the hunt is a major holiday for many and an obsession for others.
Taxidermists, enthusiasts flock to Missouri for world championships.
North Dakota Game and Fish biologists have been conducting their annual spring walleye spawning operations on Lake Sakakawea in recent days and the results have been extremely good, maybe the best ever in the history of the state's biggest body of water.
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Increases in all categories add up to 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year.
Once bison leave the park in the Gardiner Basin they can be legally killed during two winter seasons by state hunters, as well as by tribal hunters with treaty rights. Some tribal hunts extend into April. The problem has been that the areas where hunters have the easiest access to bison is relatively small and not far from residences.
Reaching state-set goal for deer licenses would represent a significant bounce-back from several harsh winters about a decade ago that impacted both the white-tailed deer and mule deer populations. That in turn would mean a boost to the state's economy.
The fish are preparing to spawn on their own in the wild for the first time since the population was eliminated in Tennessee in the late 1970s.
The bill to authorize $1.5 million for an aquatic nuisance species prevention program is awaiting final approval from Gov. Doug Burgum.
But population is said to be above objective and remains at a level able to support more hunting opportunities this fall.
A trapper in Wayne and Bollinger counties reported significant declines in damage from the invasive animals since he adopted trapping technique.
Game and Fish Department biologists counted 283 bighorns in a population survey that began last fall and was completed in March to see how many lambs survived the winter. The total number is up 7% from the previous year's count of 265, which was the lowest in a dozen years.
Disease – including distemper, mange and the parvo virus – and packs moving out of the park blamed for the decline; numbers across Wyoming also down.
And mule deer buck success was 81 percent, and antlerless mule deer was 83 percent.
Record that before last year had stood for nearly 60 years lasts about 11 months this time around.
Morel mushroom lovers in Missouri could luck out this spring.
American Rivers released its annual report that lists the Gila River in New Mexico as most endangered, followed by the Hudson River in New York and the Upper Mississippi.
If someone tries to convince you ruffed grouse are chirping from an urban wetland in April or May (or anytime), they’re probably wrong.
Announces it will reopen the public comment period and reconsider whether to protect the grouse under the Endangered Species Act.
Twenty-four years of gillnetting operations are starting to turn the tide with a reduction of lake trout numbers.