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Officials capture Elliott the elk after he befriends hunters

BOISE, Idaho – An elk named Elliott who befriended archery elk hunters at an Idaho campground has been captured by state officials who are looking for a permanent home for him. Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman Evin Oneale tells the Idaho Statesman that Elliott was captured last week in central Idaho. Officials say someone bottle-fed Elliott as a…

After successfully navigating L.A. freeway two months ago, mountain lion killed on same section of road

Scientists tracking the mountain lions have found that roadways are largely trapping animals in the Santa Monica Mountains, which run along the Malibu coast and across the middle of Los Angeles to Griffith Park.LOS ANGELES – A male mountain lion that successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles two months ago was struck and killed Saturday on the same…

Michigan trophy hunter gets OK to import body of rare black rhino

The numbers of black rhinos have been increasing in recent years with stricter conservation management, but dozens are still illegally poached each year for their horns, which are sold on the black market for use in traditional Chinese medicine and as a status symbol. (Photo via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)WASHINGTON – The Trump administration says it will issue a…

DNR spent nearly $10K to host wasting disease summit

The Wisconsin DNR spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease. The Associated Press obtained receipts through an open records request that show the agency spent $9,567 on the conference, held July 24-25 at the Monona Terrace convention center. Expenses included $3,103 for hotel rooms, $5,963 to use…