Management zones upped from 41 to 48 counties; agency will require landowners and hunters to stop feeding deer and placing minerals for them, starting July 1.
Preliminary data on the state DNR website shows hunters killed 38,886 wild turkeys, about 4,500 fewer than last year.
Monitoring elk traveling along the migration route is part of a new Wyoming effort to determine if wapiti are returning to the Gros Ventre River country in summer and fall.
CHICAGO — The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is one of the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river’s fish. State records indicate that the skyscraper siphons nearly 20 million gallons a day for its cooling systems before pumping water back into…
PolyMet needs the land for its planned copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The company would get 6,650 acres of the Superior National Forest in return for about the same amount of private land. (U.S. Forest Service)MINNEAPOLIS — A bill containing a provision from Sen. Tina Smith to complete a land exchange between PolyMet Mining Corp. and the federal government has…
Extent of the outbreak won’t be known until a summer smelt population survey, but Game and Fish isn’t overly worried.
Hunters harvested 27,233 deer last year, an increase of 15 percent from 2016.
Idaho residents have until July 15 to apply. The drawing for the hunting tag is planned for early August.
Study also helps department determine how many deer tags to allocate for hunting seasons.
Auburn would become one of only two U.S. universities offering such a program, with Kansas State being the other.
Researchers have found that ticks that were once isolated to southern Illinois are now being found in the northern part of the state and vice versa.
Invasive fish found on Missouri side of Bull Shoals Lake but, “Evidence suggests this is likely an isolated incident … and no evidence of a spawning population exists at this time.”
(recreation.gov)BOZEMAN, Mont. — The impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn’t disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison, officials said. The transfer of a group of bull bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation later this year should still be on track, Yellowstone bison program manager Tim Reid said. “I think there’s a world…
SUCHES, Ga. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says an estimated 51,000 rainbow trout being raised at a hatchery in Georgia were killed when the main water supply had been cut off. News outlets report the fish being raised at the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery were killed Monday. Fannin County Sheriff Dane Kirby says employees noticed the valve…
Say logging in the state’s two largest forests is threatening the survival of salmon that breed in streams flowing through the coastal region.
(ccedcny.org)ONONDAGA, N.Y. — Students from Japan and a researcher from New Zealand are among the scientists and hobbyists flocking to central New York for rare sightings of a big bug. The area’s cicada (sih-KAY’-duh) brood emerges once every 17 years. The Post-Standard says the eastern U.S. is one of three places in the world with periodical cicadas. The others are…
Scott Noland, Forest Lake Area wildlife manager for the state DNR, said that residents should keep their dogs on leashes and stay away from deer.SHOREVIEW, Minn. — A routine bathroom break for a miniature poodle turned fatal after an encounter with an aggressive deer in Minnesota. Jill Wilson said she watched in horror as her 14-year-old dog, Pepper, was attacked…
Third-generation National Park Service employee goes from reintroducing Isle Royale wolves to new Yellowstone boss
Cam Sholly replaces Dan Wenk, who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration following a dispute over bison.
Wolf numbers total about 3,800 in the western Great Lakes states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
More than 100 deer in Iowa County were euthanized last month after about 20 tested positive for the disease.
(Windigo Images)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) _ Wildlife officials say Chatham County is No. 1 in the state again for the number of bald eagle nests found countywide, with a tally of 27 nests this year. That’s up from 22 last year, also a state high. The Savannah Morning News reports that the next closest county surveyed was McIntosh, with 13 nests….
The New Jersey Pinelands are under attack by southern pine beetles. (Photo by USDA NCRS)ALBANY, N.Y. — A beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north, and new research suggests its tree-killing prowess could be magnified in cooler climes. Once unheard-of north of Delaware, southern pine beetles have been steadily expanding…
In 1968, efforts to protect the St. Croix led to the passage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. A documentary called “The Wild and Scenic St. Croix” is commemorating that action and to reinvigorate the commitment that led to the river’s protected status
With wolves dying out, federal officials announce plan to relocate 20-30 from the mainland to the Lake Superior archipelago over the next several years, starting as early as this fall.
MADISON, Wis. — A new study on ballast water discharge has found Great Lakes ships are moving non-native species from the lower lakes to western Lake Superior. The study was conducted by the Great Waters Research Collaborative, which is a project of University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Researchers sampled 15 ballast water discharges from…
The largemouth virus did it: Mystery of Susquehanna River smallmouth bass kill solved 13 years later
Concerns remain, but there reportedly have never been so many big bass in the Lower Susquehanna for anglers.