BOISE, Idaho — At the turnoff toward Forest Service road 377, a fluorescent pink sign trimmed in zebra-print tape announced “Women Only Weekend” in 2-inch-tall capital letters. A short drive up the road, more than a dozen women donned hard hats, slung Pulaskis and saws over their shoulders and headed out on the overgrown Cottonwood Trail about 30 miles east…
Thousands of the invasive carp reportedly clustering near the base of Lake Decatur dam.
A committee of hunters formed by the DNR is recommending that hunters in parts of western Wisconsin be required to have deer they shoot during the gun season this fall inspected for CWD.
After a decades-old roller-coaster ride with the walleye population, the number caught in the U.S. waters of Lake Erie increased from nearly 417,000 in 2011 to almost 2 million in 2018.
Locating remnant populations and saving their habitat has become a national priority initiative, but the emergency has come on so fast there are not enough scientists to tackle the task alone.
Experts say sudden oak death poses no threats to humans, animals or food sources. (Ohio DNR Division of Forestry/Ohio DNR)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A plant pathogen that causes an invasive tree-killing disease has been found in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the pathogen that causes sudden oak death has been confirmed in ornamental plants at 10 Walmart stores and…
A channel catfish like this one is getting a lot of attention in South Dakota.RAPID CITY, S.D. — Two South Dakota men have bagged what the Bowfishing Association of America is calling a new world-record channel catfish. The Rapid City Journal reports 19-year-old Cody Sechser and 18-year-old Isaac Kipp of Montrose were bowfishing on Skunk Creek 10 miles north of…
Official says there is no sign the disease is currently affecting bat populations in California.
Pennsylvania Game Commission asks for public’s help to keep up with burgeoning numbers.
The problem with attaining the mark is twofold: There is less grassland in the state due to farmers putting millions of acres of idled land once enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program back into crop production.And drought has impacted many parts of the state the past couple of years.
And it appears to be working: State park visitation has increased 22% since 2003 – that’s twice as fast as the state’s population has grown – and revenue from state park permit sales, helped in part by a fee increase, has jumped more than 80% in the past six years.
By its inaugural season last summer, the newly formed Heart O’Lakes fishing league had 14 schools and 280 students signed up to fish competitively. And it hasn’t slowed down.
USFWS says the bear crossed into Idaho last August, but wildlife officials captured it and sent it back to Montana.
Man pleaded guilty to illegally possessing and transporting 104 pounds of unlawfully taken antlers. Sold the antler pieces he collected for dog chews.
Coyote-killing contests have drawn the ire of activists in recent years. The Oregon Legislature is considering a law banning the practice, and New Mexico’s governor signed a new law banning the contests in April.
The regulations impose no statewide size limit but establish a daily bag limit of one flathead catfish and five channel catfish.
A recent study found that balloons are the highest-risk plastic debris for seabirds. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)DETROIT — Environmental advocates are raising awareness about the dangers of balloons for wildlife in the Great Lakes and elsewhere. Volunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines…
The next few weeks are crucial for piping plovers. Most of this year’s eggs will hatch by the end of June. If additional storms don’t wash away nests, a new batch of youngsters may survive. But long-term prospects will be dicey until the waters recede.
Documents that the federal EPA tried to keep confidential show that its staffers criticized how Minnesota regulators drafted a key permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine, and concluded that the permit would violate federal law because it lacked pollution limits based on the state’s water quality standards.
Three Montana men all pleaded guilty and were ordered to pay $1,666 each in restitution, sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation and stripped of their hunting and fishing privileges for three years.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Deer hunters in Kentucky are getting a longer crossbow season, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31. The new crossbow season will open the third Saturday in September and close the third Monday in January. This year it’s Sept. 21 to Jan. 20. A statement from the state Fish and Wildlife Department…
In this walleye-crazy state, bass fishermen are viewed as a bit of an oddity by some, but the number of dedicated bass fishermen continues to grow.
About three-quarters of the farmers said they experienced elk damage over a combined 5,182 farmland acres.
Under the old plan, a wolf that attacked livestock twice or more over any period of time was deemed a “chronic depredator” and could be killed in the eastern third of the state, where wolves are managed by the state. The new plan will allow the state to kill wolves after two confirmed attacks during a nine-month period.
The state DNR already recommends limiting intake of fish from most of the state’s 15,000 lakes because of mercury.
Tidelike motion is continuing to flow in, changing the landscape along the shoreline in Erie County in ways not seen since the mid-1980s, when the water levels of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes were last at such high levels.