Separately, the Game Commission is considering a decrease in the permitted number of cougars that can be killed for sport across much of the state, along with an outright ban on trapping cougars for sport.
A trapper in Wayne and Bollinger counties reported significant declines in damage from the invasive animals since he adopted trapping technique.
Season will kick off the Saturday following Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after.
That could all change if some New York City politicians have their way.
The number of permits was doubled from 2017-18, and last year there were 318 bobcats harvested.
Conservation Congress, sportsmen could start with rule change ideas that would cost nothing to implement.
As a trapper, you never know what might lie around the bend.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prices are down for furs, and West Virginia authorities are not expecting many trappers this year. Rich Rogers is the furbearer project leader for the state Division of Natural Resources. He told the Charleston Gazette-Mail likely only the most die-hard trappers will put in the time and effort to run trap lines and they won’t get much…
More than 5,000 hunters/trappers applied for bobcat permits, and 1,000 permits will be issued.
List of more than 300 bows and firearms.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)KENAI, Alaska — Lynx trapping will not open up on the Kenai Peninsula this year as populations of the wildcat and its prey move through a low cycle. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week that the trapping season will stay closed for the peninsula and the region east of the Turnagain and…
Removing crappie bag and slot limits on specific lakes also proposed, also to provide more opportunities for anglers.
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana DNR official has recommended making adjustments to two proposals regarding bobcats, raccoons, opossums and coyotes that have been met with fierce opposition. One proposal would create a bobcat hunting season. Hunters would be limited to catching one bobcat and there would also be an overall statewide quota. The season would likely run from Nov. 8 to…
Commissioners boost antlerless deer licenses to 838,000 for 2018-19.
Wisconsin’s sturgeon spearing season framework and local big game/fishing dinners just two ways to show kids what’s happening outdoors and how they can participate.
Heavy snowfall over past several weeks, along with frozen wetlands and now rising waterways, has hindered trappers.
“Preliminary data indicate up to eight wolves have been killed this year in the area near the Stampede Trail” when the average has been about four wolves per year for the last five years.
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — A trapper hired by an Outer Banks town has captured and killed 17 coyotes after the town received complaints that the animals were killing pets and running along beaches. Nags Head police Chief Kevin Brinkley tells The Virginian-Pilot of Nags Head that the town hired trapper Larry Sink after getting 68 complaints over two years. During…
Permit holders salvaged another 40 roadkill bobcats during the season.
But wildlife and environmental groups say the state does not have specific data showing the bobcat population could support opening such a season and the state director of U.S. Humane Society doesn’t see a reason for a hunting and trapping season, saying the species ‘is not causing a problem.’
2017 fish, game, trapping licenses set to expire; 2018 licenses will be costlier.
Of particular interest to the biologists on the project is how the animals are adjusting and integrating into suburban and urban environments.
Modifications would include implementing a new four-day extended black bear firearms season in WMUs 4A and 5A and increasing from four days to six days the length of the extended black bear firearms season in WMU 3A.
Effort a half-century ago was a labor of love.
Judge reconsidering his prior decision based on new evidence put forward by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service making clear the agency allows the incidental capture of lynx that are released unharmed.
An environmental group is asking Idaho officials to ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines.BOISE, Idaho — An environmental group is asking Idaho officials to prosecute a trapper who killed a wolverine and ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines, but state officials say they will do neither. The Center for Biological Diversity made the request Tuesday in…