It pits bait shops blocked from importing the minnows and fisheries managers who say the ban is a critical defense against fish disease and invasive carp.
The focus once was almost totally wolves. Since 1993, the state has killed hundreds along with lesser numbers of black and grizzly bears that prey on caribou or moose calves.
Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National Park.
Dry weather reportedly tends to suppress the number of ticks. But a shot of moisture — along with warmer weather such as in February — can re-energize the tick world.
The logs, limbs and twigs are sold to city residents who want a touch of the Northwoods in their homes.
Instead of ending April 1, season runs to April 16 due to “unusually cold weather conditions.”
Ten states stepped in to support the decision: Michigan, South Dakota, Utah, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana and Wyoming.
There reportedly are fewer than 50 of the small birds in Arizona.
The legal action was among a number of lawsuits filed in September 2015 after federal officials opted not to list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act but announced federal land-use restrictions. Environmental groups later filed lawsuits contending the restrictions designed to protect sage grouse habitat didn’t go far enough.
Biologists say some streams and brooks dried up and low water prevented fish from moving to colder habitat. The low water also made the fish more liable to be eaten by predators such as mink and otter.
In addition to weather, honeybees are also threatened by Varroa mites, pesticides, herbicides, loss of habitat and non-native flowers.
Would target solid waste ranging from plastic bits to fishing nets and even abandoned vessels that wash up on U.S. shores.
Biologists say the idea is to increase the harvest in portion of the herd to help control its numbers.
The agriculture department says its agents killed more than 11,200 feral hogs, mostly by air, last year.
Every March, in three study areas of the state, crews visit dens that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has identified. They give each new cub numbered ear tags and assess the health of the cubs and the mother.
The deal calls for trading 6,650 acres of federal land for a similar amount of private land. But attorney says it’s a bad deal for taxpayers.
Proposal would prohibit the harvest of forager foods without written permission or a bill of sale from the owner of the property.
Experts blame a warm winter and a large population of white-footed mice, which can carry the Lyme disease bacterium and spread it to ticks.
The “local boater” program will allow watercraft owners to complete educational training on aquatic invasive species and sign an agreement pledging only to use the boat at either Tiber or Canyon Ferry reservoir.
The idea behind these free fishing days is to give people who might not fish a chance to try it.
Pierre Junior Shooters combines the education of 4-H with the competitiveness of a club sport.
Change could mostly affect out-of-state hunters, who plan in advance and might be leery of scheduling later in the year due to wintry weather.
Hunters will be able to use their cellphones to record their kills at the scene by using an app put in place by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission agreed to a 20 percent increase in the total allowable catch for walleye and 13 percent for yellow perch.
The salmon were a few weeks old and scheduled to be released next spring and return as adults in 2020.
Coyotes have been in East Tennessee for years. Experts say people need to get used to it and adjust.