The GOP controls both the House and Senate for the first time since 2012. That’s given Republicans new opportunities for advancing legislation, and they’re hoping to use this session to push back against what they say is overregulation and governmental overreach.
A federal bill re-introduced to Congress in January would eliminate the $200 transfer tax and allow a consumer to buy a silencer after an instant background check — the same that anyone buying a gun would undergo.
Effort wouldn’t place restrictions on hunting or trapping the animals.
Linc’s Tackle Shop, one of a handful of nostalgic tackle shops remaining in greater Puget Sound region, is a victim of age and modern times.
But under a tentative plan, several programs would see steep cuts and money for the Great Lakes initiative would be all but eliminated.
Organizers have said they would look for a new host over Salt Lake City because of Utah’s political climate over public lands. Colorado, Oregon and Montana have been mentioned as options.
The fish, raised by state wildlife officials in a hatchery outside Portland, were trucked 300 miles inland in nine water tanker trucks equipped with highly sensitive oxygen and temperature sensors and a bubbling system that mimics a river’s current. Now in the Lostine River, they must turn around and swim 600 miles to the Pacific Ocean over the next month and then swim home after a year and a half in the Pacific Ocean feeding and growing.
The seven wolves, which made up the first wolf pack to make the state home in nearly a century, hasn’t been seen since May 2016.
Wolves were hunted to extinction in Oregon in the last century but recently started moving back from neighboring states.
It’s a rare breed of person who is essentially able to be dumped in the wild with a dry cabin, herd of elk and team of horses and survive self-sufficiently for months while not going crazy.
State has been working to create the 400-plus page plan for almost two years.
Birds are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Massachusetts also lists them as a species of “special concern.’
According to data, 2016 was state farmers’ best year since 2011 and marked third consecutive year of growth.
Water plunging from the dam’s spillways creates high levels of dissolved gas, which has the potential to harm or kill fish.
State officials have pushed for broader restrictions on boating activity after invasive mussel larvae were detected in the Tiber Reservoir in October and suspected in other parts of the state.
Potential cuts would slash annual funding for the $300 million program to $10 million.
If signed, bill permitting such hunting attire will take effect July 1.
Two major tools for driving down the size of a herd are hunting and transplants like the one carried out last month.
Pennsylvania’s “liberal hunting season” on resident Canada geese — about 12 weeks spread from September to February — is a viable way to limit the problem.
Opponents contend bears are a slow-to-reproduce species and would be susceptible to overhunting. Proponents note how bears are moving into more urban areas and can be costly for the state to handle.
But it appears he has limited options.
The restoration work includes adding 3,000 miles of spawning and rearing habitat as well as 14 square miles of estuary habitat where young fish prepare to enter the ocean.
A study by the U.S. Geological Survey concludes that the size of the shrubs was more critical than the density in determining whether birds would continue in the habitat in the face of climate change.
Students who participate in Salmon in the Classroom curriculum start out raising coho salmon eggs in the fall, learn more about fish with dissection lessons, and practice catching fish during the ice fishing field trips before coming together in the spring for a celebration during which mature fry are released.
Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive species.
A 2000 management plan calls for a population of 3,000 bison in the region, but about 5,500 live there now.