Officials said the closest grizzly bears had come to the Central Montana island mountain range prior to last week was in 2017. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife officials in Montana have confirmed the presence of a grizzly bear in the Big Snowy Mountains, a first for the region. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the adult…
Backers said changes to Idaho law could help cut the wolf population from about 1,500 to 150, alleviating wolf attacks on cattle, sheep and wildlife.
The large male bear was later shot and killed when it charged wildlife workers investigating the attack.
The new method utilizes a piece of tissue from the animal’s ear for testing. Previously, more invasive tests had proven effective but difficult to collect, including a rectal sample or biopsy of lymph nodes.
Cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in Pennsylvania.
Underwater sound and electricity are used to drive the fish into nets.
Program to kill dozens of mountain lions and black bears was an experiment to determine if the predators were partly responsible for declining mule deer populations.
The bears now occupy about 6% of their historical range in the contiguous U.S., up from 2% in 1975.
The number of moose permits has increased by hundreds over the past few years. Tens of thousands of hunters apply for the permits via an annual lottery system.
The number of American bald eagles has quadrupled since 2009, with more than 300,000 of them now residing in lower 48.
Auburn’s team is one of the country’s top-ranked programs. Several former members have gone on to compete in professional bass fishing competitions.Auburn University has suspended the school’s bass fishing team over allegations that it repeatedly violated COVID-19 policies. A memo to team members says the suspension is for the rest of this year, Al.com reported. The team violated the travel…
The endangered California condor could return to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 100 years.
STURGIS, S.D. — A man-made lake with amenities for all ages could be coming to Sturgis. It all began when the city began discussing some sort of outdoor aquatics venue within the city. The city made a call for citizens to serve on a committee to discuss a splashpad. But it was evident early on that committee members did not…
The pandemic, which shut so many people inside their homes, has led to an increased appreciation of nature in general, and of outdoor activities like hiking, gardening and birding at locations across the county.NEW YORK — This spring, longtime Central Park birder and naturalist Gabriel Willow is feeling a little less nervous than he did a year ago. Standing on…
Reservations will be required starting May 1 for the 70 parking spots at the Ausable Mountain Reserve lot for access to trails across the reserve’s 7,000 acres. Walk-in users without a reservation will not be permitted.
Contamination from long ago still holds risks for coastal areas of the Great Lakes.
MORAGA, Calif. — A coyote that attacked five people, including a 3-year-old girl, in the San Francisco Bay Area was captured and euthanized, wildlife officials said Friday. The coyote was captured and killed Thursday, “very close to one of the attack sites,” Fish and Wildlife Capt. Patrick Foy told the San Francisco Chronicle. DNA results later confirmed it was the…
The permits will allow buyers to hunt species such as brown bears, caribou or musk ox, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported.
Foundation officials said the crane, named Gee Whiz, died on Feb. 24 of natural causes. He was 38 years and nine months old. A whooping crane’s average life expectancy in captivity is about 25 years.
Panel to scrutinize algae balls and other aquarium products amid concern that an invasive mussel species could have found an unexpected route into state waters.
Once on the verge of extinction, the rarest subspecies of the gray wolf in North America has seen its population nearly double over the last five years.
YORK, Pa. — They come to the Susquehanna River to fish for something they’ve only heard about. The biggest fish in the river, the biggest in Pennsylvania – the kind of thing that almost doesn’t seem like it should even be here. The flathead catfish phenomenon continues to grow. It’s common to catch them from 20 to 30 pounds each,…
Elk tourism, like many outdoor activities across the country, appeared to be pandemic-proof. The ability to have a personal safari without leaving your car caused traffic jams last year in Benezette.
Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers.
Biologists are concerned about monarch butterflies, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in December designated as a candidate for endangered or threatened status because of a sharp decline in recent decades.DALLAS — As many people in the southern U.S. hosted neighbors who had no heat or water during the vicious February storm and deep freeze, Kate Rugroden provided a…
These three species illustrate the challenges facing the watershed and the importance of mitigating human impact on the waterways.