Many hunters were happy with the number of birds they saw, but it was tough to shoot them in the weather conditions, one conservation officer reported.
The DNR said it pulled in more than $15 million from vehicle admission fees and trail passes from January through August. That’s a 21% increase from the same period in 2019.
Charged with numerous wildlife crimes, including illegally harvesting 18 gray wolves and killing and disposing of three bald eagles.
It was believed the Mississippi River began flowing about 20 million years ago. However, it is now believed to have started flowing 70 million years ago.
A mid-September report from the Michigan DNR indicates that overall participation in deer hunting is up 26.97% over the same time as last year, and overall participation in hunting is up 121.61%.
Last year inspection crews checked more than 109,000 watercraft and intercepted 16 fouled with mussels and another 170 transporting aquatic weeds.
A large-scale outbreak could impact hunting in the region this fall.
It’s being heralded as a major step toward someday enabling Lahontan cutthroat trout to make the same 100-mile journey – upstream from a desert lake on tribal land northeast of Reno to Lake Tahoe atop the Sierra – that they did before the Nevada dam was built in 1905.
Authorities say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars that have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory.
Furbearing species that can be hunted in Pennsylvania are raccoons, foxes, coyotes, opossums, striped skunks, weasels, bobcats and porcupines.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan wildlife officials won’t be able to check as many deer for chronic wasting disease during the upcoming hunting season. The state DNR said it’s facing staff and financial shortages as well as challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. “We ask for your patience and grace as we adapt to meet these challenges,” said acting wildlife division chief…
Out on the National Elk Refuge, where some 8,000 animals congregate against the cold, they leave behind racks of 20 pounds or more. By springtime, thousands of pounds of elk horn litter the National Wildlife Refuge unit.
Wild rice harvesting, or “ricing,” is an excellent way to put nutritious, delicious, natural foods on the table while enjoying the outdoors. (Wisconsin DNR) MOOSE LAKE, Wis. — Wild rice harvest season runs through mid-September in northern Wisconsin, and while many tribal and non-tribal people are enjoying their annual pilgrimages to their favorite rice wetlands, others are concerned about the…
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Brett Stimac, 41, of Brainerd, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian land for the September 2019 incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Minnesota. Prosecutors have said Stimack killed the bear with a compound bow near the reservation’s garbage dump and came back later to remove the bear’s head for a trophy.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled “the northwestern subspecies” of moose historically found in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan is stable.
They’ve also achieved a primary goal of the reintroduction initiative by reducing the park’s moose herd, which has become too big for its own good, researchers with Michigan Technological University said.
This year, a record of nearly 17,000 people applied for licenses, with six licenses allocated for upcoming season.
One of the anglers says, “I think that they are probably trying to blow up salmon and knocking them out and trying to take them.”
If the bruin, spotted near the border, makes it into the state, it would be among just a handful of confirmed black bear sightings in the state since the 1870s.
The northern snakehead, which has the nickname “Frankenfish,” can also survive out of water and occasionally will move overland, spreading to different bodies of water.
The pack was responsible for four dead and 19 injured head of cattle since May.
The region could experience a “traffic jam” of chinook salmon in the coming month.
Idaho Fish and Game said wildlife officers killed 206 elk last year in an effort to prevent the animals from eating thousands of dollars worth of crops.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is proposing one two-day hunting season in September in some areas north of the Snake River and one seven-day hunting season in September in a region south of the Snake River, with hunters allowed to take one bird per day.
Minnows and small game fish have been found dead in half-mile span in the creek, officials said.