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.
Increasing black bear populations in the region have led to more frequent sightings, especially in rural areas of Providence, Kent and Washington counties.
Four free-ranging whitetail deer tested positive for the disease, in Iosco, Oscoda, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties.
Those fish include 2.3 million catchable trout, nearly 150,000 larger trout averaging about 1 pound each and millions of smaller trout that were stocked last year and have grown to catchable size.
Last fall’s egg take was excellent, exceeding the goal of raising 400,000 salmon for stocking purposes.
The proposal that went out for public comment Friday would set a quota of two wolves in each of two Montana management areas outside the park.
Corps officials say the birds eat up to 11 million juvenile salmon annually.
They would still play a “pivotal role” in discussions about the future of the range, 29 square miles of hilly fenced-in grasslands with 350 bison.