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March 12, 2018

Second-fewest hunting-related shooting incidents in New York in 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Department of Environmental Conservation says there were 19 hunting-related shooting incidents last year, the second-lowest on record. The agency also reports 12 tree stand accidents in 2017, the first year it has recorded such injuries. Of the 19 shooting accidents, 14 involved two people and 11 of the victims weren’t wearing

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Wisconsin beekeepers seeing big losses this winter

MADISON, Wis. — Some Wisconsin beekeepers are reporting high losses of bees this winter because of a parasite that infests hives and kills developing bees. Kent Pegorsch, president of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association, told Wisconsin Public Radio that beekeepers had difficulty controlling varroa mites last year. Beekeepers have been losing about half of their

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South Dakota parks continue to step up zebra mussels containment efforts

YANKTON, S.D. — Conservation officials in a southeast South Dakota park are ramping up containment of invasive zebra mussels for the upcoming season. Tourists nationwide visit Yankton’s Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, which has become infested with the damage-causing mussels. Conservation officer Dan Altman told the Yankton Press & Dakotan that they’re trying to manage

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Report: In Alaska, hatchery salmon harvest low as wild stocks return

KODIAK, Alaska — Hatchery-produced salmon accounted for 21 percent of Alaska’s commercial harvest last year, the lowest percentage since 1995, according to a state report. The report by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game found that the smaller catch of hatchery salmon was due to the strong return of wild salmon last year, the

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