This year, there were no chaperones, and people were mostly left to police themselves. Sometimes that went smoothly, but other times it’s proved to be an ugly affair – and the stakes are high when large carnivores, naive tourists and high-speed traffic are all part of the equation.
The new rules are designed to allow hunters to kill black and brown bears over bait, black bears including cubs and females with cubs with artificial light at den sites, and wolves and coyotes including pups during the denning season. Hunters can also kill caribou from traveling motorboats and swimming caribou.
The remote island in Lake Superior said it’s delaying the summer opening because of coronavirus restrictions. Camping might become available by late June or July but there will be no ferry service.
Hunters would be allowed to kill only six bull elk in 2020 under a proposal the state Department of Natural Resources board is considering.
An usually dry and cool spring has kept much of this year’s morel crop in hiding. And that’s bad news for this group, which buys and sells mushrooms at this time of the year as part of its fundraising efforts.
Video of the November attack circulated quickly on social media and generated outrage, along with pressure on investigators to solve the case.
Thousands of public land users are flooding the public comment portals in what is emerging as one of the most controversial rules in years for the Bureau of Land Management.
And a boater suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he also surprised a grizzly with a cub.
Five adult moose, including two bulls and three cows, were shot and killed sometime around April 25 through April 30 southwest of Dunseith. One of the cows was pregnant with triplets and had two calves cut out of her.
The disease was first discovered in elk in Washington state in the 1990s and has since been documented in Oregon and Idaho.
The biggest change the DNR proposed was extending the nine-day gun season to 19 days.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The number of hunting-related shooting fatalities in Pennsylvania went up in the past year, according to the state game commission. There were 26 hunting-related shooting injuries in Pennsylvania in 2019, four of which were fatal. The number of fatalities is up from the previous year when only one of the 27 hunting-related shootings were fatal. A little…
Along with dogs, investigators also found dead coyotes, weasels and wolves, and lab tests confirmed the animals were also poisoned.
With coronavirus restrictions dragging on, interest in bird-watching has soared as bored Americans notice a fascinating world just outside their windows.
Ornithologists are trying to adjust to a plover summer during the coronavirus outbreak.
The shed hunting rules and access times shifted this year, both because of COVID-19 and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department bumping the legal start time of the season from midnight April 30 to noon on May 1. As a result, there’s a 12-hour period when people can legally hike and ride horses onto the Bridger-Teton National Forest, but not touch the antlers that brought them there.
Avid birders and people who grew up in the Midwest can identify them by their song alone. But that song is being heard less and less here.
Fewer automobiles on the roads helping wildlife on a number of fronts. And, in turn, people are taking notice of and enjoying the natural world around them.
The university’s Energy Resources Center will administer a recently-approved agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and dozens of energy and transportation-related organizations.
Documents made public last week show the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took the action in March after hazing, diversionary food caches and other non-lethal means failed to get the predators to stop killing cattle in two rural areas of western New Mexico.
For the first time in its modern history, Missouri will offer an elk hunting season later this year, with five permits drawn in a lottery.
The DNR says it’s the first documented capture of a grass carp from the lake that was diploid, or able to produce offspring.
As bears were hibernating in their dens this winter, the Blackfeet Stockgrowers Association held a meeting in Choteau to provide a space for ranchers like Mark Hitchcock to talk about working alongside the growing number of grizzly bears on the Rocky Mountain Front.
One of the largest poaching cases in state history results in the first prison sentence for first-degree unlawful hunting of big game since the charge became a ranked felony.
Another victory to environmental groups who oppose the project.
While most fun things are off-limits, for the most part, the outdoors is not.