Rich Beausoleil, the state’s bear and cougar specialist, said it was only the second fatality in the state in the last 94 years.
State to address damages after farmers deem the intrusion of elk on their private property to be illegal.
And although mange can and does kill bears, the Game Commission says there is no evidence that populations are declining because of it. Still, bears increasingly susceptible to mange in Pennsylvania suffer in the wild, so agency has launched an extensive study.
National Park Service looks to public to help address spike in visitors at Michigan’s Pictured Rocks
The number of visitors has doubled over the last five years – nearly 800,000 people reportedly visited the lakeshore during its peak seasons in 2017.
Would remove the Natural Resources Trust Fund’s $500 million funding cap and require that the Legislature direct 15 percent of oil and gas revenue toward grants for local public recreation projects.
More than a hundred charges filed in investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned Oregon and Washington state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and sometimes left to rot.
Proposal is similar to a current requirement for elk killed in the park.
Says the agency ignored its own best scientific evidence when it reversed course three years ago on its 2013 proposal to declare the bird threatened.
Some defenders of another beloved Maine bird, the common loon, have expressed concern that more eagles could be bad for loons, but that is unlikely, wildlife biologist says.
More than 200 people attended public meetings about the proposals and more than 2,000 comments were submitted online, mostly opposing them.
While there is some good news, biologists still do not have a firm estimate of the Lake Champlain sturgeon population, and a recovery plan released in 2016 estimated it could be half a century or longer before the population reaches the level where they could be fished.
Although the Game Commission does not formally survey coyote population, it does gauge complaints and calls from the public, which have been on the rise.
Moose mecca Maine looks to boost hunting permits – by 20 percent, to 2,500 – but time to apply winding down
The season reportedly is being shortened because the moose population in that area has a sex ratio of 17 bulls to 100 cows, well below the department goal of 30-to-100. (Photo by Bob Drieslein)AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is about to close the door on application submissions to this year’s moose lottery. Actually, the state is closing the web browser, as…
(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)ALBANY, N.Y. — New York families who have never camped have the chance to see if they might enjoy the great outdoors before making a commitment to buy all the gear. Free first-time camper weekends are being offered at 13 parks around the state throughout the summer. New campers will be provided with a…
That’s a sign the state’s northern herd has regenerated.
(Windigo Images) MINOT, N.D. — The Minot City Council has taken the first step toward allowing bow hunting in city limits to manage the urban deer population. The council has given initial approval to an ordinance creating a wildlife management program administered by city police in cooperation with the state Game and Fish Department, the Minot Daily News reported. The…
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana DNR official has recommended making adjustments to two proposals regarding bobcats, raccoons, opossums and coyotes that have been met with fierce opposition. One proposal would create a bobcat hunting season. Hunters would be limited to catching one bobcat and there would also be an overall statewide quota. The season would likely run from Nov. 8 to…
The insect was found in Pennsylvania in 2014. (Penn State University photo)ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state officials are asking residents to be on the lookout for an invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly. State environmental and agricultural officials say the spotted lanternfly has the potential to harm New York’s forests and farms. The invasive pest from Asia feeds on…
ORLANDO, Fla. — Efforts are underway in Central Florida to restore the habitats of the monarch butterfly, crucial to helping plants grow, including many foods people eat. The iconic orange and black insect is one of nature’s key pollinators. Environmentalists say its decline, which they blame in part on climate change, threatens the ecological health of the region, and other…
The marshes, woodlots, meadows, and natural areas along the Lake Erie shoreline are a collecting point for hundreds of thousands of songbirds.
Of the approximately 33,000 signatures on the petition, about 400 originated within Wyoming.
Supporters argued that standard is outdated and would cost mining companies hundreds of millions of dollar. Opponents argued those standards protect a food that’s integral to Ojibwe culture.
The tribal, state and federal coalition has had success in downgrading Apache trout from endangered to threatened, a rare victory in the conservation world. But the progress can be fragile.
Social media is already abuzz with morel madness as hunters try to determine whether the mushroom that can appear overnight and remain maddeningly elusive is showing up locally.
Four men part of a larger ring of at least nine alleged poachers who have been charged in Washington with illegally hunting and killing animals, including bears and bobcats.
About 300 schools across the state take part raising salmon in classrooms with the goal of encouraging students to become advocates for the Great Lakes and the environment.