As bears were hibernating in their dens this winter, the Blackfeet Stockgrowers Association held a meeting in Choteau to provide a space for ranchers like Mark Hitchcock to talk about working alongside the growing number of grizzly bears on the Rocky Mountain Front.
One of the largest poaching cases in state history results in the first prison sentence for first-degree unlawful hunting of big game since the charge became a ranked felony.
Another victory to environmental groups who oppose the project.
While most fun things are off-limits, for the most part, the outdoors is not.
Results from 2019 deer, bear and spring turkey seasons among the best ever.
About 280 wildlife violations were issued to 14 individuals.
The attack occurred less than 10 miles from the February 2019 mountain lion attack of a Fort Collins man who killed the young lion in self-defense at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore might require an entrance free for visitors of the tourist destination that stretches along Lake Superior’s shoreline in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Most notably, the costs for elk and deer hunting are going up dramatically, which are the two most profitable areas for Idaho Fish and Game.
It was the department’s “working assumption” that the workers got TB from infected deer “but we can’t say for sure.”
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)RAPID CITY, S.D. — To John Cooper and Jerry Pier, a coyote hunt is not a shooting gallery. So you won’t find any high-capacity, fast-firing, military style weapons in their coyote-hunting arsenal. What you will find are some smooth-handling, accurate, bolt-action rifles, along with a commitment to making one shot count. And that’s one shot at a…
Researchers know Wisconsin lakes aren’t too warm for walleye, a cool-water fish, to survive. They suspect it’s a recruitment (surviving to maturity) issue that has more to do with food sources and what species has the competitive edge.
The 37.7-pound fish might have been around when the previous record lake trout, a 28-pounder, was caught in 1958.
Hope to force U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete a review that could designate lake sturgeon as a federally endangered species.
This year’s forecasted return of 81,700 upriver spring chinook is up 12% from last year’s return of 73,100, which was the lowest since 1999.
They contend that the only way the lake will meet federally mandated water quality standards is to add enforceable rules limiting two main sources of the phosphorus that feeds the algae – chemical fertilizers used on fields, and livestock manure.
Under Minnesota law, producers can be reimbursed for livestock killed by wolves – as long as investigators can prove that wolves were the cause of an animal’s death. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture gets an appropriation from the Legislature to pay out claims to producers whose livestock have been killed by wolves.
Could reverse more than a century of state policy and could have deep implications for people who live around one of Minnesota’s destination fishing areas.
Parks and wildlife officials confirmed a sighting of six wolves in January about 2 miles from the site of the elk carcass.
This unusual 2-year-old elk harvested 16 months ago in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is FWP’s “Elk Zero.”
Some biologists and hunting enthusiasts in Maine believe the state’s stable population of grouse could help tourism while other parts of the country see declines of the popular game birds.
The state intends to establish a plan to reduce runoff that’s feeding the algae outbreaks by limiting how much of the pollution is allowed to flow into the lake’s western end.
Much of the focus has been on limiting their northerly migration and keeping them out of the Great Lakes, where experts say they could devastate a $7 billion fishing industry. That effort features an underwater electric barrier near Chicago, water sampling for carp DNA, subsidies for commercial fishers and experiments with a mass roundup-type harvest.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimates lead poisoning causes about 14% of loon deaths in the state.
Outdoorsy Pennsylvanians can soon keep their fishing license in a pocket rather than having to attach it to an outer garment.
Ohio’s governor has authorized an ambitious plan that this year will begin offering farmers financial incentives to adopt new agriculture practices and will create a network of wetlands to capture and filter runoff from fields.