DENVER — On a hazy July afternoon, wolf expert Karin Vardaman returned to a spring-fed pond in Colorado’s northwestern-most corner. Enough rain had fallen to wet the ground around the watering hole. She tiptoed across the soft earth _ careful not to disturb any impressions left by cattle and pronghorn antelope _ until one track filled her with an almost…
For the first time in memory, both king and chum salmon have dwindled to almost nothing and the state has banned salmon fishing on the Yukon.
With possible record pheasant numbers this year, officials expect businesses will flourish
Wildlife officials also are concerned about what the upcoming winter and spring might hold for the population of the popular upland game bird.
Seek to relist the wolf on an emergency basis for 240 days, ensuring immediate protection.
The sudden growth in popularity also sparked a bike shortage that is still ongoing.
ST. LOUIS — Artists will no longer have to incorporate hunting imagery to win a coveted spot for their work on the federal duck stamp, a reversal of a Trump-era requirement. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it’s eliminating the “celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage” theme from its annual Federal Duck Stamp contest, a change that goes into effect…
Just 29,000 steelhead passed the Bonneville Dam since July 1 – the fewest ever recorded and less than half the average of the past five years.
The state is renowned for its fly fishing and trout. Hemlocks are one of the great protectors of their waters.
It’s being lauded as “a vital missing link in our efforts to restore lake trout.”
(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wildlife officials will allow state-licensed hunters to kill wolves this fall despite conservationists’ pleas to end wolf hunting completely, after a spring season that saw hunters blow past their quota by almost 100 animals. Here are the key takeaways from the decision. HOW MANY WOLVES ROAM WISCONSIN? The state DNR’s last population…
(U.S. Forest Service)ROCKFORD, Mich. — An invasive bug that could threaten Michigan’s Christmas tree industry has been discovered in the western part of the state. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said Monday it had confirmed the presence of the balsam woolly adelgid near Rockford in Kent County. A homeowner noticed several Fraser firs in their yard were…
The project is reportedly the culmination of 50 years of efforts to buy that parcel of native prairie.
Golden eagles are typically long-lived, if they can survive those early months.
LAKE ORION, Mich. — State officials are investigating the deaths of hundreds of adult common carp at an Oakland County lake. Michigan’s DNR said between 250 and 500 of the fish have been found dead since mid-July in Lake Orion, northwest of Detroit. Area residents reported the dead fish to the state agency. DNR fisheries division staff collected samples July…
It appears cougars are being forced into more populated areas to get enough water to drink
Sick songbirds have also been found in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Once hunted to the brink of extinction, elk could be reintroduced to the forest in northeastern Minnesota.
Officials in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville found 10 fish in Keller Lake earlier this month while doing a water quality survey. On Monday, 18 additional fish were found. Some were 18 inches long and weighed about 4 pounds.
The agency said in a statement that it’s taking longer than expected to update its 20-year-old wolf management plan, and it’s now expected to be done by March.
The long, slender, toothy and prehistoric-looking fish will, for the first time ever in the state, be protected in ways similar to other gamefish, the result of a bit of an outcry on social media following a series of mass killings that some saw as wantonly wasteful.
The population was 12 to 14 during the last Michigan Tech survey in winter 2020. The latest births would indicate it is higher now, but some older wolves may have died.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is planning to have new rules on where drones can take off and land on the coast – and all state parks – next summer.
Adult sockeye salmon returning from the ocean travel 900 miles up the Columbia, Snake and Salmon rivers to high-elevation Sawtooth basin lakes in central Idaho.
The forecast for this summer released by NOAA predicts the bloom will come in at 3 on its severity index – a mild reading on par with last year. Anything above 5 indicates a severe bloom.
Bruno’s 800-mile trip included highly-publicized trek into Illinois, among other states.