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.
Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on program, but it’s still favored.
Pennsylvania fishing license sales are down, and the state is trying to improve participation by focusing on water quality and nontraditional fishermen.
The question isn’t if the spotted lanternfly will get to Michigan – it’s when.
DNR Secretary Preston Cole says he knows people want the DNR to “step on the gas” in regard to controlling CWD, but needs science to justify new strategies and spending.
Morel mushroom lovers in Missouri could luck out this spring.
A crew from the University of Toledo working with the U.S. Geological Survey found the larvae during sampling last June in the Maumee River, a Lake Erie tributary.
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.
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.
The measure would erase a DNR rule that angered hunters who wanted to bring their kills home to a different county.
SALEM, Ore. — A record number of wolves are roaming the forests and fields of Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Monday that the number of known wolves in Oregon at the end of 2018 was 137, a 10% increase over the previous year. There are likely even…
Agency officials declared progress for the endangered species in New Mexico and Arizona, saying there are at least 131 wolves in the wild in the two states. That represents a 12% jump in the population.
But largest was a bruiser that tipped the scales at over 160 pounds.
Research suggests that lion hunters tend to kill older cougars, which happen to be specialists at feeding on elk. However, the numbers of younger lions that tend to eat deer are largely left unchanged.
And for the first time the state documented a pack living west of the Cascade Range.
State reportedly remains free of the disease, although two bordering states – Tennessee and Virginia – have had confirmed cases.
For national crappie tournament winner and runner-up, weight of a nickel difference between tens of thousands of dollars
FARMERVILLE, La. — Less than a nickel’s weight made the difference between first and second place – and tens of thousands of dollars – at a recent fishing tournament in Louisiana. Tony Hughes and Jeff Riddle, both of Hornbeak, Tenn., pulled in 35.94 pounds of fish at the American Crappie Trail ‘s national tournament at Lake D’Arbonne. Daniel Porter of…
It’s believed to be the only one of its kind in the world and a recent offering included 37 different classes attended by nearly 250 students from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.
The Mississippi River headwaters at Itasca State Park. (Photo by Brian Peterson) ST. PAUL, Minn. — The economic benefits of preserving and restoring land in the upper Mississippi River’s headwaters region nearly outweigh the costs, according to a new study. Protecting the roughly 200,000 acres would cost between $400 and $600 million, but it would yield almost $500 million in…
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic-controlled state Legislature has passed a measure to lower the legal blood-alcohol content threshold for hunting while intoxicated. The Senate passed the legislation Wednesday, a day after it was approved in the Assembly. The current legal BAC threshold for hunting while intoxicated is 0.10 percent. The legislation seeks to lower it to 0.08 percent, the same…
State wildlife agency last year more than doubled the number of pronghorn licenses from the previous year, due to a rebound in the population.
The volunteers are among almost 150 citizen scientists across Wisconsin who help the state DNR determine the number, distribution and territories of wolves.
The proposed permit restrictions on non-resident hunters could have hurt the Kodiak economy – “It would have essentially wiped out the guiding business.”
Sponsored by Freedom Hunters, a Colorado-based military outreach nonprofit that arranges outdoor adventures for vets and their families, the hunt drew participants and volunteers from all over the northwestern part of the state.