ST. LOUIS — Artists will no longer have to incorporate hunting imagery to win a coveted spot for their work on the federal duck stamp, a reversal of a Trump-era requirement. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it’s eliminating the “celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage” theme from its annual Federal Duck Stamp contest, a change that goes into effect…
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Gets 15 months after removing the head of a black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
A record 22 captive-born Mexican gray wolf pups have been placed into dens in the wild in the southwestern U.S. to be raised by surrogate packs.
There hasn’t been a documented nest in Ohio in at least 80 years.
On April 23, Minnesota DNR received an anonymous tip about two dead bald eagles in a rural area near the Blackduck River in northwestern Minnesota.
34 silver carp captured in recent multi-agency operation.
And the fish, which was caught by a USFWS crew and could be more than 100 years old, is still out there as it was released back into the river.
Backers said changes to Idaho law could help cut the wolf population from about 1,500 to 150, alleviating wolf attacks on cattle, sheep and wildlife.
Underwater sound and electricity are used to drive the fish into nets.
Highlights include new open-water duck zone.
Program to kill dozens of mountain lions and black bears was an experiment to determine if the predators were partly responsible for declining mule deer populations.
The bears now occupy about 6% of their historical range in the contiguous U.S., up from 2% in 1975.
The number of American bald eagles has quadrupled since 2009, with more than 300,000 of them now residing in lower 48.
The endangered California condor could return to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 100 years.
Once on the verge of extinction, the rarest subspecies of the gray wolf in North America has seen its population nearly double over the last five years.
(USFWS)BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration recently finalized changes that weaken the government’s enforcement powers under a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species, brushing aside warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Federal wildlife officials have acknowledged the move could result in more deaths of birds such as those that land in oil pits or…
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the charging of the party responsible for dumping the feet of eight raptors, including four bald eagles, in a residential area near Woodbury, Minn. On Nov. 12, the feet from eight raptors were discovered along the west side of Cherry Lane, approximately 500 feet south of Lake Road in Woodbury. A preliminary investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources…
As a result, DNR expands wolf management input period.
It’s being heralded as a major step toward someday enabling Lahontan cutthroat trout to make the same 100-mile journey – upstream from a desert lake on tribal land northeast of Reno to Lake Tahoe atop the Sierra – that they did before the Nevada dam was built in 1905.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled “the northwestern subspecies” of moose historically found in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan is stable.
Millions of yards of contamination cleaned from riverbed.
The pack was responsible for four dead and 19 injured head of cattle since May.
More than 1,000 species are covered under the law, and the changes have drawn a sharp backlash from organizations that advocate on behalf of an estimated 46 million U.S. birdwatchers.
Shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning.
Official says there is no straightforward explanation for the increase and it could be chance, but it has not helped that there are more people recreating in the Yellowstone region as the coronavirus pandemic has given them a reason to spend more time outdoors.
The move comes almost two years after a federal appeals court faulted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for arbitrarily dismissing threats to grayling from climate change and other pressures.