The state DNR already recommends limiting intake of fish from most of the state’s 15,000 lakes because of mercury.
Tidelike motion is continuing to flow in, changing the landscape along the shoreline in Erie County in ways not seen since the mid-1980s, when the water levels of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes were last at such high levels.
Under the proposed expansion at sites in 46 states, the number of wildlife refuges where hunting would be allowed would increase by five to 382 while fishing would be allowed at 316 locations.
Hope is tiger muskies will eat small bass, allowing anglers to have larger bass to catch in upcoming years.
In mid-May, as many as 10,000 cormorants counted on the Astoria Bridge – a major jump from the 3,400 the state counted last year.
Also ordered to pay $33,050 in restitution to the state of Montana.
Auditors said the commission should consider its “full financial position” when making a budget or considering an increase in hunting license fees.
State and federal reports say predation of livestock by eagles is rare on the North Coast. Many people don’t report it or are not sure it’s a bald eagle that did the killing.
BANGOR, Maine — A Maine man who was scouting fishing locations came across a rare sight: A pair of Canada lynx facing off on a dirt road. Daniel Wadleigh, of Belgrade, tells the Bangor Daily News that the two cats were so focused on their showdown that they didn’t notice him Friday night. He stopped his truck and shot video…
Board delegates worried over creating a bounty system and the amount of payouts and believe the DNR should continue researching CWD.
Run-ins with bears are happening in agricultural areas where the fearsome animals hadn’t been seen for decades, raising tensions in communities over the grizzly’s status as a federally protected species in the U.S. outside Alaska. They now occupy almost 27,000 square miles, a range that has grown 34 percent in the past decade.
The revisions mark the first updates to the management plan since 1980.
MINNEAPOLIS — The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population. The open seasons between 2012 and 2014 were controversial, yet backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders, including DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. Now, as the federal government prepares to cut gray wolves…
But a follow-up search turned up none of the invasive fish.
Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states.
With antlers both valuable and collectible, the hunt is a major holiday for many and an obsession for others.
The birds once numbered in the millions across the state but there are now about 200 left.
Authorities say newly installed technology on Owasco, Seneca and Skaneateles Lakes will quickly detect changing water-quality conditions that could indicate a harmful algal bloom, or HAB, is developing.
Taxidermists, enthusiasts flock to Missouri for world championships.
North Dakota Game and Fish biologists have been conducting their annual spring walleye spawning operations on Lake Sakakawea in recent days and the results have been extremely good, maybe the best ever in the history of the state’s biggest body of water.
The most recent count last year turned up 67 breeding pairs of the sand-colored birds. That’s an improvement from the low point of 12 pairs in 1990 but a slight drop from 76 pairs two years ago.
Trump administration OKs opening Boundary Waters area to copper mining.
It’s reportedly a sign that deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Otter Tail County will host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. The opener will be held May 7-10. Thumper Pond Resort will serve as event headquarters. Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, organizes the annual event along with a host committee. The 73rd annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted by a committee of volunteers…
Six of the depopulated deer tested positive for CWD.
New state record tips scales at 50 pounds, 7 ounces.