Although the facility will not be back to normal until 2019, it’s expected to meet trout-egg obligations by next year.
Natural Resources Department officials say the pollutants present a health risk to humans, fish and the aquatic life living on the floor of the harbor.
As king salmon fishery experienced more closures on the lower river and more guides and private anglers began moving into the middle river to fish for trout and sockeye, it added to pressure on the river and, ultimately continued erosion.
Gun Owners of America is organizing opposition against the bill, because it believes the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated.
Report says agencies should consider reducing the elk population through hunting, contraception and other methods. It also recommends gradually reducing the use of supplemental winter feed grounds in Wyoming to avoid the creation of large concentrations of elk where brucellosis could spread.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife officials said it is planning to offer more than 65,000 permits this year, an increase from last year’s total of more than 45,000, which itself was a 60 percent climb from the previous year.
State officials say it’s the second confirmed instance of a cougar killing livestock in Nebraska in modern times.
In latest incident, black bear attacks family’s donkeys, killing one.
Next hunting opportunity in the state is for black bear. Hunters can lay bait for bears starting July 29 and start hunting Aug. 28.
Officials say 20 of those convicted were juveniles. The investigation led to more than 200 counts of wildlife violations and a total of $1,675 in fines.
Arizona Fish and Game Department estimates it added 20,000 fish before Memorial Day and will continue the action in June.
There is no catch-all plan to address water quality in the state’s lakes because each one requires a specific approach tailored to its characteristics.
Most residents who spoke during a meeting earlier this week worried that removing the dam would open the trout stream’s watershed to a predatory migrating fish invasion or parasitic sea lampreys.
The budget bills that first emerged from the House and Senate left out all, or nearly all, the user fee increases the agency sought, and the hikes didn’t make it into the DNR’s budget bill until the very end of the session.
Blood samples from chicks part of project to look for presence of toxins such as PCBs, pesticides and mercury in environment.
Provides hope that a management plan for the federally threatened species is working.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The program has culled more than 1,300 deer from 10 parks. It started with sharpshooters from the Cincinnati police with volunteer bow hunters brought in after two years.
One plan fisheries managers are considering to combat the low returns is restricting where anglers can fish during each month.
The 2017 season structure designates Ashland, Iron and Vilas counties and the eastern half of Eau Claire County as buck-only.
The river area affected by the switch is in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, from Aniak down to the mouth of the Kuskokwim.
In contrast with the 1970s, when 40 states had no bobcat protections and bounties were common, most now put strict limits on hunting and trapping bobcats.
A number of other Great Lakes states allow woodchuck hunting, including Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and even Pennsylvania, which is home of Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog that predicts the length of winters.
The state already allows the shooting of feral hogs from helicopters, but that is expensive and has not been very unsuccessful because the aircraft often scare the animals away. Hot air balloons are quieter and offer a more stable shooting platform.
Pets will be allowed in the following pilot project sites this fall: Harrisville State Park, Sleepy Hollow State Park, Lime Island State Park, Leelanau State Park and Cheboygan State Park.
The news means this July’s Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City could be the final one.