The study found that deer foraging declined by more than 10% from human activity at energy sites.
Separately, the Game Commission is considering a decrease in the permitted number of cougars that can be killed for sport across much of the state, along with an outright ban on trapping cougars for sport.
For consumers, the bountiful harvest has driven down wild salmon prices to $15 to $20 per pound, compared with $30 to $35 per pound in recent years. And the salmon boom is also welcomed by sport fishermen and the boat operators who take them out to the ocean.
Big cat bites Colorado boy on head outside his home; third attack on people in state this year.
The tick-borne ailment has always lurked in the background in wooded northern Wisconsin, but now it’s on the rise across the rest of the state. The state DNR theorizes that ticks are multiplying faster than their natural predators.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said an initial review had yielded “substantial information” on continuing threats to the sturgeon, justifying a more detailed study of whether they should be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
The Wisconsin DNR spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease. The Associated Press obtained receipts through an open records request that show the agency spent $9,567 on the conference, held July 24-25 at the Monona Terrace convention center. Expenses included $3,103 for hotel rooms, $5,963 to use…
The action, which expands the administration’s rewrite of U.S. environmental laws, is the latest that targets protections, including for water, air and public lands.
The Trump administration’s new order weakening the Endangered Species Act could well make things worse for the monarch, one of more than 1 million species that are struggling around the globe.
The mine would send acidic mining wastes into the river and surrounding waterways, which would then spill into the Great Lake, staff said. More acres of wetlands would be harmed than the mining company was projecting, evaluators found.
A study led by University of Michigan researchers found that despite a drop-off in plankton, the tiny plants and animals on which bighead and silver carp typically feed, the lake has enough dietary options to sustain individual fish that venture away from nutrient-rich shoreline areas where most would congregate.
The study found that wolves accounted for 32% of adult female elk deaths and 28% of elk calf deaths, while cougars accounted for 35% of adult female elk deaths and 45% of elk calf deaths.
The National Park Service called it a rare feat.
The state Game Commission wants to end a pastime for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who live in semi-rural areas because of the belief that it leads to the unnatural congregating of animals and the spread of disease.
Radiocarbon dating verified that the female bigmouth buffalo fish taken from Crystal Lake near Pelican Rapids in Otter Tail County last summer was 112.
He also has his hunting privileges taken away for 20 years – for shooting four buck mule deer, taking their antlers and leaving the carcasses to waste – and is ordered to pay the Wyoming Game and Fish Department $16,000 in restitution.
Grayling are native to Michigan but died out because of logging and overfishing.
The rapid transitions between high and low water levels reportedly puts people who live and work along the Great Lakes in a tough spot compared with people living on ocean coasts who only have to prepare for sea levels going up.
Hennepin County asked the DNR for the lake name change because Lake Calhoun was named for pro-slavery former Vice President John Calhoun. But some nearby property owners challenged it. (Photo by Brian Peterson)ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court will decide whether the state DNR has the authority to change the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to its…
Butting heads over bighorns: It’s economic interests vs. wildlife – again – in Colorado high country
Worker housing weighed against impact on bighorns near Vail.
The road intersects an area where mule deer cross in the fall and spring traveling to and from their winter range. It’s expected that the underpasses will reduce collisions by up to 90 percent.
Nearly 330,000 fingerlings were placed in early July in northern Little Bay de Noc near the mouth of the Whitefish River. Another 135,000 were stocked near Gladstone, Kipling and the lower Escanaba River.
(Photo by Brian Peterson)NEW YORK — A mother duck and her nine babies were crossing a New York City street when three ducklings fell through a storm grate and had to be retrieved by police. The news site Gothamist reports that the rescue happened Sunday in the bustling Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope. Witness Lynn Harris says the mother duck…
Meanwhile, wildlife officials searching for a bobcat after it bit five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a southern Arizona campground.
It’s part of what state parks officials call their Pollinator Habitat Expansion Initiative.
Possibility of five elk hunting permits through a lottery system.