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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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.
Plan is aimed at helping farmers, backyard gardeners and others boost monarch butterfly habitat in the state.
The plan reportedly offers insight and comprehensive guidance on how best to tackle the problems of Pennsylvania’s 664 species of greatest conservation need, a list comprised of including 90 birds, 19 mammals, 65 fishes, 22 reptiles, 18 amphibians and 450 terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates.
Meanwhile, both sides in the debate are waiting for a federal appeals court to decide whether to uphold lower court rulings that put wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming back on the list or to let the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service return management of the species to the states.
Issue is over concerns the feeding grounds increase the transmission of diseases that can be spread north into Montana.
Focus will be on status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed federal frameworks for the 2017-18 waterfowl hunting seasons.
Located in Lake Michigan, off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, this essential stopover habitat for birds and other migratory species consists of five islands and is framed by two states — Wisconsin and Michigan.
Federal ban pertains to certain hunting techniques in national refuges and preserves.
Efforts continue to bolster struggling population in region.
President of the Bergen Audubon Society fears the glass exterior could be deadly to bird species that migrate through the Meadowlands each year.
Implementation of Fish and Wildlife Service Director’s Order No. 219 – handed down by Obama on Jan. 19, a day before he left office – is slated to occur gradually over the next five years.
Argues that Wildlife Services has failed to follow the National Environmental Policy Act when killing dozens of wolves in Idaho’s Lolo zone over the last six years.
A majority of the emperor goose population breeds on the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta in southwestern Alaska, and the bird can only be found in Alaska and Russia.
The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are considering four options, including taking no action.
For more than a decade, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have moved hundreds of humpback chub each fall about five miles upriver, where there are fewer predators and more food for the fish.
For decades, pallid sturgeon have been prevented from reaching hundreds of miles of upstream spawning habitat because of an existing rock weir at the proposed dam site.
Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin are confident that experimental teal seasons met federal requirements and that the fourth year should not require any additional monitoring.
New counties for longbeards on table; deer seasons topic for Feb. 8 meeting.
Attendees also can get gun-fitting and repair questions answered by a gunsmith, see the junior duck stamp display, learn about cooking and other uses for wild game, check out the Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association annual decoy show and more.
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 daily bag limit is 15, and there is no possession limit
The center is a temporary home for birds in recovery and a permanent residence for many that are unable to be fully rehabilitated