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.
The Silver Creek area, which attracted luminaries such as Ernest Hemingway in the 1940s, also is a prime spot for birders and nature enthusiasts.
State agency has had success using the same approach to develop fisheries for northern pike and walleye.
The northern New England states all have bear hunts in the fall. The bear population is also growing elsewhere in New England, where debate is underway about how to control it.
State officials say while releasing fish bought in pet shops may seem harmless, they can become invasive and multiply by the thousands, or they can struggle to survive and to fend off more aggressive predators.
Meridian, formed by a partnership with agricultural interests in North Dakota to develop the refinery, plans to push forward on the $900 million project, which it says will be a model for environmentally friendly technology.
Although the ticks are out early, it appears that their numbers are typical for a Minnesota spring. The number of cases of tick-borne illnesses is going up, though.
But Maine is still looking to cut down the number of moose hunting permits it offers this year. The state, which has the largest population of moose in the lower 48 states, is reducing the number of moose permits from 2,140 to 2,080.
At stake is Wyoming’s identity. The Cowboy State’s iconic herds not only draw thousands of hunters and wildlife viewers each year, they’re why many people live here in the first place.
Nine universities across the Great Lakes region are taking part, along with non-governmental organizations and businesses.
Annual tournament, sponsored by St. Mary’s School in Sherman, Texas, as a fundraiser, attracted more than 600 shooters.
But there have been no reports of harm to fish or wildlife at Devils Lake.
Garlic mustard is one of the few plants that retains its green color when used in papermaking. The fast-spreading weed is one of several invasive species artists are increasingly discovering in their work.
The marking provides data for biologists studying fish movements and the value of naturally reproduced fish versus stocked fish.
Mystery remains as to how a jawbone from a saltwater shark got in the river.
Crews have caught about 43,000 king salmon this season after catching more than 45,000 in each of the past two years.
In addition to learning about safe lockage procedures, attendees received information on safe boating, sharing the river with commercial traffic and the availability of locks on the upper stretches of the river in Armstrong County.
The federal agency and most doctors agree that people who are treated early and appropriately usually are fine. But dealing with the disease is more difficult for a growing number of people who identify themselves as members of the Lyme community.
Would increase the cost to hunt a trophy buffalo in Custer State Park by $1,500, making the new fee $6,500. The cost to hunt a non-trophy bison bull would increase $1,000 to $3,250.
Request seeks a temporary suspension of wolf hunting altogether and a 31-mile no-hunting “sacred resource protection safety zone” along the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park.
Harvest data shows a continued correlation between the pheasant population and the number of acres of land in the Conservation Reserve Program.
Some resident hunters fear the commercialization of waterfowl hunting in the state, while some business interests want more nonresident hunters and their money in South Dakota.