The weed mats can be a nuisance to boaters and anglers, and scientists also concerned about starry stonewort’s potential to harm native plants, fish habitats and other aquatic ecosystems.
Legislature denied request for a license fee increase in 2013.
The measure would make the contests illegal in the state but not prevent landowners from hunting the predators on their property.
Would have been first increase in 13 years; agency searching for possible alternatives.
Experts say reefs are attracting egg-laying females, but because sturgeon mature slowly, it could take decades to determine whether efforts are boosting population.
Effort is expected to decrease local deer population about 20 percent a year.
The 425 acres is important for maintaining stable populations of deer, pheasant, wild turkey and other wildlife, and addition would expand hunting, fishing, other recreational opportunities.
Board developing policies for a swath of territory as large as 170,000 acres.
A one-week permit would cost $4, an annual permit would cost $12, and a two-year permit would cost $20.
In 2015, Idaho hunters killed nearly 70,000 deer and about 25,000 elk, numbers not matched since the 1990s.
Includes about 500 birds, mostly mallards but also great blue herons, belted kingfishers and northern harriers at McNary National Wildlife Refuge in south-central Washington.
The state steps up wildlife patrols from December through February.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department cost-share program helps landowners prevent damage to their property
Man illegally killed shot elk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Outdoor groups push for Sportsmen, conservationists back Nebraska bill that would reduce ditch-mowing.
Program called Trout in the Classroom allows students to observe eggs as they hatch and eventually grow to 2 to 4 inches and go on to be stocked.
And in Utah, man kills mountain lion attacking neighbor’s dog.
Soon after the attack, Todd Orr made a video explaining what happened, which attracted millions of viewers.
Some who feed the hummingbirds say they haven’t spotted one since mid-December and last reported sighting was Jan. 2
Authorities are urging people to use caution on the ice, since recent warmer temperatures have left it unstable in many places.
Invasive fish has been found in Lakes Erie, Michigan and Ontario, although it’s uncertain how many there are or how widely they have spread.
Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Tournament is a Midwest qualifier for the national championship in Richmond, Va.
Killings stopped over disease concerns until temporary home can be found for 40 of the animals wanted by an American Indian tribe
TOWN OF LINN, Wis. — Officials say dangerous ice conditions on Geneva Lake are to blame for the death of an ice fisherman. Town of Linn police say Michael Zielinski had gone out on the ice around 3 a.m. Tuesday. His wife called police when she couldn’t reach him by cellphone later in the day. Police deployed its drone and Zielinski’s…
No attacks have been reported, and state officials say coyotes have been in Albany for more than 25 years and are normally not a risk
Of roughly 625,900 steelhead and 90,600 cutthroat smolt reared by Cowlitz Trout Hatchery for release in 2016, roughly 514,000, or about 70 percent of the stock, went missing prior to release