Two of the state’s four bear management zones in far north-central Wisconsin and south-central Wisconsin will see decreases in available permits to combat a declining bear population in the north and growing hunter density in the south.
Association is worried in particular about a new commercial whitefish season to be held in October.
Want to crack down on deer farms as concern grows about the persistence of chronic wasting disease among wild deer in the southeastern part of the state.
The bear was shot – as it tried to enter a cabin – more than 100 miles south of the Beaufort Sea coastline. The animals usually stay within a few miles of the coast, except for some pregnant females who may go farther inland to build their dens.
Since elk were stocked there late in 2016, not a single animal has been killed illegally as regular law-enforcement patrols, real-time electronic surveillance and a vigilant public have combined to keep the elk safe.
The video shows a large bull moose approach and then charge a crowd of people. There were no reports of injuries.
The device is the same as those commonly seen at used car lots and is powered by a generator that blows air into the balloon so it jumps and wiggles in the air.
The DNR would generate maps showing areas with high infection rates to help hunters target their efforts. Hunter and landowner payouts could range from $750 per deer to $1,250 per deer. Businesses that open sampling drop-off sites would get $300.
Minnesota’s winters reportedly are warming at a rate 13 times faster than its summers, and Minneapolis and Mankato are among the fastest-warming cities.
Some conservationists and biologists say feed grounds can spread the disease and have called for phasing out elk feeding in northwestern Wyoming.
About 223,000 people in Iowa held hunting licenses in 2018, a 14 percent decrease from 1988.
The chance to find big antlers is one of the main draws of the sport, but he said an added benefit people get out of it is a chance to get outside and be active with their families.
It’s reportedly the first wolf harvested in that region since Congress removed federal protections for the predators in 2011.
WASHINGTON — The National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown. P. Daniel Smith, deputy director of the service, said in a statement Sunday that the money would be used to bring in staff to maintain…
The announcement came after months of negotiations to update rules on how and when wolves can be killed as their numbers increase and they spread farther west and south after re-entering northeastern Oregon from Idaho more than a decade ago.
Master hunting guide from Alaska has license revoked for life, receives 60-day suspended jail sentence, fined $65,000 with $30,000 suspended, and gets year of probation.
In the ice-fishing “fish-off” meant to help showcase the two fisheries, 71 of the 85 fish caught between Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake reps were caught by LOTW types.
Decline over the past decade is threatening conservation efforts along with communities and businesses that profit from the sport.
The fishing season is the first greenlighted by state officials since 1992.
Population in the Big Thompson and St. Vrain canyons finally appears to be stabilizing.
Biologists aren’t sure what’s up, but they are paying attention.
There were reportedly around 800 incidents of bear-human conflicts in 2018 compared to only 410 for 2017. There also was an increase in bear killings by the state and residents, both of which are legal.
Lawmakers want the DNR to learn if the pheasant program gives a boost to small-game hunting, and the agency is also being told to explore whether the release of pheasants reduces any conflicts between hunters.
A task force has established new restrictions on Native American tribal members’ transporting or disposing of deer carcasses within certain parts of Wisconsin due to the risk of spreading chronic wasting disease.
Illinois governor tells Michigan governor that the offer to support operations at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Ill., won’t be useful until after an upgrade there is completed in 10 years.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Hunters shot and killed about 420 deer in southeastern Minnesota in a special late-season hunt as part of the state’s fight against chronic wasting disease. The deer hunt recently in and around Fillmore County is part of the Minnesota DNR’s plan to slow the spread of the fatal neurological disease among wild deer, Minnesota Public Radio…