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…
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2018-2019 small game and migratory bird hunting seasons and the trapping seasons were proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Jan. 10, according to the Ohio DNR. The hunting season date proposals prepared by the ODNR Division of Wildlife maintain many traditional opening dates. Proposals concerning Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunting seasons will be…
In this holiday season, hunters and anglers should give thanks.
Allege that the government’s export program doesn’t protect against the accidental trapping of imperiled species such as Canada lynx.
Roughly 30,000 people buy fur harvester licenses in Michigan every year, about half of whom are trappers.
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement that recognizes the suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in states that are members of the compact. Any person whose license privileges or rights are suspended in any compact member state may also be suspended in all other member states. Nebraska became the 46th compact member…
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Federal trappers are struggling to keep up with Minnesota’s growing wolf population, according to a Minnesota Public Radio report. Only U.S. Department of Agriculture trappers can kill problem wolves – those that attack cattle and the like – because of a 2014 federal ruling that put them on the endangered species list. Trappers had to stop…
While coyote hunting season began Oct. 1 across much of the state, hunting seasons for other furbearers such as bobcat, raccoon, and fox begins Wednesday, Oct. 25.
MADISON – Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact DNR staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and monitoring program. “Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program. Trappers can help improve the quality of Department of Natural Resources wolf population data by allowing us to collar incidentally captured wolves before they are released.”…
Hunters and trappers may apply for 2017-18 bobcat permits through Sept. 30.
It is clearly evident that trapping is far from dead in the state of Pennsylvania.
National Trappers Association Hall of Fame inductee: ‘We’re talking about a Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett type of guy’
Legendary old-school Alabamian honored posthumously.
North Dakota’s 2017 small game and furbearer regulations are set, and while most season structures are similar to last year, there are some notable changes: Fur harvesters will have an opportunity to take river otters, with a season limit of 15 taken by traps or cable devices. A limit of one per person is allowed during this season. As per…
Northern Zone quota increases substantially, from 225 last year to 550 this season.
New York hunters, trappers no longer required to obtain special permit.
Fur trappers Les Johnson from “Predator Quest” and Lesel Reuwsaat, a frequent guest on the F&T Freedom Outdoors television program, will be among the demonstrators.
The animal rights and conservation groups petitioned earlier this week amid recent incidents where dogs in Wyoming and Idaho were killed by the traps.
Pheasant permit, pocket guide among changes in store for coming license year.
Experts say the otter population is thriving, but animal welfare groups worry the expansion of trapping in the U.S. and Canada in recent decades isn’t sustainable.
The proposal that went out for public comment Friday would set a quota of two wolves in each of two Montana management areas outside the park.
Budget cut championed by environmental and conservation groups as a long-awaited rebuke of a program they contend needlessly kills thousands of animals each year. But rural Oregonians and ranchers see it as the tone-deaf response of political leaders far removed from the daily realities of a rural existence.
Hunters spent more than $682.7 million and anglers spent over $271.3 million. Trappers, wildlife viewers and boaters were also big spenders with a combined contribution of almost $140 million.
Board of Game Commissioners gives final approval to 2017-18 hunting/trapping seasons.
Board to meet March 27 and 28 at Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters.