Latest Wildlife management News

Biologists use huge nets in Mississippi River to remove carp

Apr. 13, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources in both Wisconsin and Minnesota are working with federal officials to try a new method to capture and remove invasive carp from the Mississippi River. Biologists are using huge nets to section off parts of the...

Woman gets probation for unlawful sale of pangolin scales

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who illegally imported pangolin scales and sold them to an undercover officer from her Southeast Portland store was sentenced Monday to three years of federal probation. Agnes Yu, 53, who has owned Wing Ming Herbs with her husband for about...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 13, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the eighth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 13 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Woman injured in surprise encounter with moose in Montana

Apr. 12, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say a woman was injured over the weekend when she was knocked to the ground in a surprise encounter with a moose. The 66-year-old woman broke her wrist when the cow moose charged at her from a patch of willow trees...

Rising Mississippi River to close wildlife management area

Apr. 12, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — The rising Mississippi River is about to close a wildlife management area north-northeast of New Orleans. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area closes when the gauge at Pearl River...

Man gets prison for killing California elephant seal

Apr. 12, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was sentenced Monday to three months in federal prison for shooting a protected northern elephant seal to death on the central California coast near San Simeon. A Los Angeles federal judge also sentenced Jordan Gerbich, 30, to a year of...

Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

Apr. 12, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region straddling the California-Oregon border could mean steep cuts to irrigation water for hundreds of farmers this summer to sustain endangered fish species critical to local tribes. ...

New wildlife management area opens in eastern Kentucky

Apr. 12, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new wildlife management area has opened in eastern Kentucky. The Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spans nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) across a bend in the Kentucky River near Lock and Dam 13 in Estill and Lee counties, the Department for...

2-week deer season approved, rifles banned from turkey hunts

Apr. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

HARRIBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer through the duration of the 2021-22 firearms deer season. LNP newspaper reports that commission members acknowledged at their spring meeting Saturday...

Louisiana to take orders for oyster larvae beginning Monday

Apr. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will start taking orders for oyster larvae through its online portal on Monday morning. The Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery typically gets about 20 to 30 orders a year for oyster...