Thanks to last year’s mild winter that made it easier for turkeys to feed, harvest is the second-highest total since 2013.
Lawmaker says move will help with recruitment.
Preliminary estimates after the season ended in November put the kill total at 196,785, down from 198,057 in 2015. But updated figures the DNR released recently show hunters took 202,338 deer during the season.
If passed, bill would not prevent landowners from hunting the predators on their property.
Hunters who apply for licenses in the southwest, northwest and northeast regions will be randomly selected to submit deer heads for chronic wasting disease testing.
With their numbers on the rise in recent years, several of the animals have reportedly been sighted in Woodbridge during the past few weeks, and three women were attacked by a rabid bobcat in Colchester on Jan. 17 and suffered minor injuries.
Efforts continue to bolster struggling population in region.
Landowners across northern and northwest Virginia are seeing damage to the bark of the ash trees and coming to the Virginia Department of Forestry for help.
Supporters say the measure is needed to protect those who deal with wolves.
President of the Bergen Audubon Society fears the glass exterior could be deadly to bird species that migrate through the Meadowlands each year.
Most of the accidents happened in New York state, where officials warned that, despite recent snowfalls, many lakes have not had enough cold days to develop thick enough ice.
Five-year study will assess the health of deer and elk herds in northeast Washington, where they support hunting and other recreational opportunities while providing prey for wolves and other predators.
Decline partly because of the impact of parasites, both winter tick and brainworm, on the moose population.
Wildlife managers say it’s still too early to determine any impacts on hunting seasons.
Argues that Wildlife Services has failed to follow the National Environmental Policy Act when killing dozens of wolves in Idaho’s Lolo zone over the last six years.
The algae blooms in recent years have contaminated drinking water supplies, turned the waters an unsightly shade of green and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can’t survive.
The sight of ferries in February offers clear-eyed evidence of climate change in the Upper Midwest.
Bears Ears National Monument on a state website.
Changes would impact deer and bear hunts.
A majority of the emperor goose population breeds on the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta in southwestern Alaska, and the bird can only be found in Alaska and Russia.
The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are considering four options, including taking no action.
For more than a decade, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have moved hundreds of humpback chub each fall about five miles upriver, where there are fewer predators and more food for the fish.
Would allow hunters 70 and older to shoot antlerless deer during the state’s fall open hunting season.
Advocacy group, as of this year, will have donated $1 million to the state Department of Natural Resources for sturgeon research, management and education.
But the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources would be allowed to raise state park admission and camping fees under the two-year spending proposal.
It’s become a flashpoint in negotiations over revisions to Oregon’s wolf plan.