Large wildfires can churn out plumes of smoke thick with microscopic pollution particles that can reportedly drift hundreds or even thousands of miles. (Photo by Katie Goodwin/USFWS) BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to…
“It was like Fourth of July every day” – and land managers and advocates everywhere are taking stock of the ruin.
(taxidermy.net photo)DUBUQUE, Iowa — Branden Post quickly but carefully cut away the skin from a deer head using a scalpel at his taxidermy studio in Dubuque. Tools of his trade filled the room set up at his house – forms in the shape of different game, tables laden with animal skulls, fish hanging from a shelf. “I do this for…
(USFWS)BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration recently finalized changes that weaken the government’s enforcement powers under a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species, brushing aside warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Federal wildlife officials have acknowledged the move could result in more deaths of birds such as those that land in oil pits or…
The pandemic meant a flood of Americans who normally wouldn’t have ended up in Montana came here this spring, summer and fall. And based on feedback collected this summer, Montanans still have an overall favorable view of tourists and the money they bring here, but 2020 put strains on that sentiment.
Controversy over the project remains, with some objecting to the look of the design and the alteration of Union Street Dam Park, and others concerned about the future of the Boardman River’s wild brook trout fishery.
Wildlife managers are forging into uncharted territory as they keep feeding elk in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while knowing that concentrating thousands of animals on feed will likely exacerbate the spread of the fatal chronic wasting disease.
State regulators say it’s one of the longest running surveys of its kind in the country.
The adult male that weighed about 160 pounds was legally killed by a deer hunter. Meanwhile, wildlife officials and a county sheriff have disagreed on whether a mountain lion could be responsible for the Dec. 3 death of a 28-year-old man in a wooded area 85 miles west of Dallas.
“I was shocked at first, then I was just overcome with complete joy. I don’t know that I have the right words to even explain the happiness and the healing.”
Contends that the agency isn’t doing enough to protect endangered lynx from trapping.
Tens of thousands of the cranes are stopping in rural northwestern Indiana as part of their annual fall migration, and birdwatchers are once again lining up for a view of the spectacle.
(Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department/John Hall)MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says one thing to be thankful for this year is the restoration of the wild turkey population in the state. Wild turkeys disappeared from Vermont in the mid-to-late 1800s because of habitat destruction from land clearing for farming, the department said. At that time, only a…
Hunting license sales in the state are up as more residents seek a way to safely get out of the house without contracting COVID-19, but that has led to inexperienced hunters reportedly misidentifying and killing moose and a grizzly bear. In addition, blatant poaching has increased in northern Idaho.
The Badlands mule deer population made it through last year’s relatively mild winter fine, with spring survey numbers 22% above the long-term average.
As some South Carolinians comply with health officials’ advice to spend more time outdoors during the pandemic, they are now flirting with a different lethal threat: Toxic mushrooms.
The Port has built a fence and put cattle guards on roadways around the airfield to keep animals out.
POTTERVILLE, Mich. — A man admitted that he killed a deer with a hammer in Eaton County after video of the incident was posted on social media, authorities said Saturday. The 23-year-old man from Potterville was located Wednesday night, about an hour after an off-duty conservation officer was told about the video, the DNR said. “The video starts with the…
First he shot a 10-point buck, then he came across the alligator, which he also was able to shoot – the reptile has no special protection in Minnesota. As for how it ended up here …
Then-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a law in 2012 that requires the DNR to hold a wolf season.
The St. Croix remains one of the cleanest tributaries to the Mississippi River. But the reports highlight some troubling trends, including increasing development that leads to more polluted runoff entering the river.
Many hunters were happy with the number of birds they saw, but it was tough to shoot them in the weather conditions, one conservation officer reported.
The DNR said it pulled in more than $15 million from vehicle admission fees and trail passes from January through August. That’s a 21% increase from the same period in 2019.
Charged with numerous wildlife crimes, including illegally harvesting 18 gray wolves and killing and disposing of three bald eagles.
It was believed the Mississippi River began flowing about 20 million years ago. However, it is now believed to have started flowing 70 million years ago.
A mid-September report from the Michigan DNR indicates that overall participation in deer hunting is up 26.97% over the same time as last year, and overall participation in hunting is up 121.61%.