Wyoming allowed regulated hunting just east and south of Yellowstone and Grand Teton during the fall, but concern focused on how wolves could be shot on sight in most of the state.
MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Democrats announced the creation of a new gun safety advocacy coalition this week, saying they can’t believe Republicans want to further relax Wisconsin’s gun regulations. Reps. Terese Berceau, Melissa Sargent and Lisa Subeck, who all hail from Madison, held a news conference at the state Capitol to announce the formation of the Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety….
The Bird-Friendly Neighborhood initiative is among several habitat-enhancement efforts developed by Audubon PA.
Only 130 Mexican wolves live in the wild and another 220 live in captivity, including 20 at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri.
State hunters reported 149,811 deer killed during the 2016-2017 hunting season, down 7.8 percent from the 2015-2016 season.
Agencies have combined to trap and kill 2,332 feral hogs in the first three months of this year, almost half the total of 5,358 feral hogs captured in all of 2016.
The crumbling bank on the Kenai River has been depositing silt into the water, which can harm the salmon.
Hunting licenses would rise from $10 to $15 and annual fishing licenses would increase from $9 to $15.
Would keep state sales taxes from being charged on firearms, ammunition and archery supplies on the first weekend of September, but would no longer apply to off-road vehicles, airboats, pirogues, animal feed and some other items that have been tax-free.
The measure would remove woodchucks from the state’s protected species list and establish a hunting season for them from the beginning of July through the end of December with no bag limits.
Will pay more than $20,000 in penalties, with a 32-month suspended sentence and loss of hunting and fishing privileges for six year in illegal killing of elk.
But statewide, Wyoming plans to offer more licenses for antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and bighorn sheep. Fewer moose and bison licenses will be offered.
It says no license will be required for hunting or fishing at events where participation is limited to veterans with disabilities caused by combat. The veterans must have been honorably discharged, and they can live in Mississippi or come from out of state.
One regulation revoked this year is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ban on killing wolves or bears from aircraft, shooting brown bears over bait and snaring bears within Alaska federal wildlife refuges.
Still, survey showed that 50 wild-born pups survived in 2016 compared with half that the previous year.
More than 1 million trout, salmon and walleye destined for state’s lakes, rivers and streams.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s carnivore program manager “very concerned about this.”
Compilation of “rifle, pistol and shotgun to solidify all your skills and combine them altogether and do it for time, under pressure” is the lure.
The state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 7-0 to direct its staff to revamp the bear management plan and report back in two years. That came after a motion to hold a bear hunt this year was voted down 4-3.
Among the rules are targeting one bird at a time, instead of spraying the flock, and only taking juvenile birds that are not yet breeding.
Crews reportedly netted and tagged about 200 fish Monday, including one as large as 78 inches in Shiocton.
Game and Fish won’t finalize a 2017 hunting season until after a summer sheep population survey. The state typically doles out only about half a dozen of the highly desired licenses. More than 10,000 hunters applied last year for eight licenses.
Pronghorn antelope tags will also be reduced, but tag numbers for elk hunts will not be affected.
Hunters last year harvested nearly 119,500 deer — down 4 percent from the 2015 harvest of nearly 124,800 deer — and collisions across Indiana numbered more than 14,000, down nearly 9 percent.
Lawmakers are set to study how the use of publicly-owned bodies of water over privately-owned land should be regulated.
With decline of wolves, moose population explodes on Isle Royale National Park. But the fear is many of those moose could starve to death.