Wildlife officials found a band on the bird’s leg and ran it through a database to learn that it had been banded shortly after hatching on June 21, 1983, making it nearly 34 years old — far beyond the average bald eagle lifespan of about 20 years in the wild.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The minimum known wolf population in 2016 was 112, a 2 percent increase from 2015, the report said. That’s much smaller than the previous three years in which the population increased by 27, or 36 percent. The weak increase could be caused by wolves being present but not counted, decreased births, human-caused deaths, diseases affecting pups, and wolves leaving the state, the report said.
Similar to last year, the Horicon Canada goose hunting zone will have one single continuous 92-day time period, rather than the two split time periods experienced in the past. In addition, the pintail daily bag limit based on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service frameworks, has been reduced from two to one.
Nearly 3,000 acres protected in Rutland County, bringing the total publicly-conserved area to more than 3,600 acres — a key addition for the area and state, according to officials.
Idaho boy was injured last month when he checked one out with his dog on federally-owned land about 500 yards from his house on the outskirts of the small city of Pocatello. His Labrador retriever dog died.
Getting a good idea of just how well shovelnose sturgeon are faring in Lake Sharpe is one of study’s goals.
Timeline for publishing final rule for delisting the grizzly reportedly unclear, in part because of the transition of presidential administrations and reviews at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Now, nearly four decades after she first arrived in Montana from Minnesota and following years of non-wolf work, Diane Boyd has orbited back to her professional origins with her new role as wolf management and carnivore specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 1.
The focus once was almost totally wolves. Since 1993, the state has killed hundreds along with lesser numbers of black and grizzly bears that prey on caribou or moose calves.
Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National Park.
Ten states stepped in to support the decision: Michigan, South Dakota, Utah, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana and Wyoming.
There reportedly are fewer than 50 of the small birds in Arizona.
The legal action was among a number of lawsuits filed in September 2015 after federal officials opted not to list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act but announced federal land-use restrictions. Environmental groups later filed lawsuits contending the restrictions designed to protect sage grouse habitat didn’t go far enough.
In the 2016 survey, 157,028 ducks, 33,468 geese and 5,896 swans were observed. Goose observations increased in 2017, while duck observations were down about 5 percent and swan observations down 13 percent.
The salmon were a few weeks old and scheduled to be released next spring and return as adults in 2020.
Anyone seeing these birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked.
Becomes the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S.
It’s planned as an encyclopedia of biological information and facts about the Illinois state mammal. It will include data on state management of the deer population.
Species of concern include already-listed grizzly bears and salmon, plus imperiled sage grouse, monarch butterflies and the magnum mantleslug, which hasn’t been verified in Idaho since a dead one was found 2013.
Four public hearings allow waterfowlers to provide Wisconsin DNR comments on fall duck, goose hunting season structure
Near-record population estimates from 2016 bode well for 2017 season.
Public hearings throughout Wisconsin provide great opportunity to provide feedback regarding fall waterfowl hunting season structure.
Pennsylvania’s “liberal hunting season” on resident Canada geese — about 12 weeks spread from September to February — is a viable way to limit the problem.
Decision reverses a lower-court ruling that restored federal protections of gray wolves in Wyoming.
It would have forced federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout, but ruling says agencies have since met demands.
The hunt had initially been expected to last two weeks but it took less than four days.
Phragmites, or common reed, has taken hold and stands of the giant reed offer little access for waterfowl and other wildlife.