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Group offers new options to see sandhill crane migration

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — After a February of super cold weather, the sun’s warmth has made its presence felt again in south-central Nebraska. The warm weather and cool breezes from the south have aided the seasonal sandhill crane migration. According to a recent aerial survey by the Crane Trust, the group estimates that about 450,000 sandhill…

Bison injures woman in Yellowstone National Park

Bison injure one or two people in Yellowstone a year on average, usually when people approach the animals, according to a 2018 study. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A bison has injured a hiker in Yellowstone National Park. How the bison hurt the woman Sunday near a trail at the northern end of Yellowstone Lake was not known, but she…

1st gray wolf pups since 1940s spotted in Colorado

A male gray wolf in Colorado. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)DENVER — Colorado has its first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. A state biologist and district wildlife manager each spotted the litter of at least three wolf pups over the weekend with their parents, two adult wolves known to live in the state,…

Deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

SEATTLE — Wildlife officials in Washington state have confirmed wild deer are suffering from an animal disease on the San Juan Islands after several residents reported dozens of strange deer deaths over the past few weeks. Dr. Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the disease was identified as adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, The Seattle…

Thousands apply for Missouri bear hunting permit

(Photo by Windigo Images)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s first-ever bear hunt is drawing plenty of interest. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 6,335 people applied for one of the 400 permits the Missouri Department of Conservation will issue for a harvest of 40 bears. Revenue from those applications amounted to more than $63,000. Winners of a random drawing of eligible…