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Drought, irrigation expected to drain 2 Colorado reservoirs

Jul. 30, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It’s open season with no limit on walleye, saugeye, crappie, perch, wiper and catfish at two Eastern Plains reservoirs. Again. As severe drought spikes demand for irrigation water on the plains, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is dropping angler limits...

DNR: No release date for new wolf management plan

Jul. 19, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say they don't know when they'll release their new wolf management plan after initially saying the document would come out this spring. The Department of Natural Resources' current wolf management plan dates back to 1999 and calls...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 07, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Deer season tweaks show responsibility A few days ago the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announced a handful of changes to this year’s white-tailed deer season. They weren’t major — most hunters probably...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 28, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 24, 2022. Editorial: After abortion ban, do you think Missouri and Kansas right-wingers will stop there? The U.S. Supreme Court — untethered to facts, precedent, the law or the Constitution — has declared all American women second-class...

Grand Canyon won't seek volunteers to kill bison this fall

Jun. 26, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bison herd that lives almost exclusively in the northern reaches of Grand Canyon National Park won't be targeted for lethal removal there this fall. The park used skilled volunteers selected through a highly competitive and controversial lottery last year...

Reynolds expands deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

Jun. 21, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa hunters will be able to use semi-automatic weapons including AR-15 rifles to kill deer in more parts of the state during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Iowa lawmakers passed the bill in May and it...

Alligator found dead from gunfire in S. Carolina community

Jun. 20, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — The manager of a gated community on the South Carolina coast says a dead alligator found on the property had been shot. The alligator carcass was collected and removed last week from private property on Hilton Head Plantation, general manager Peter...

40 permits given to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall

Jun. 17, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Forty people on Friday were offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall following the state's 35th annual lottery. Winners were selected from a pool of 6,033 applicants. The overall odds of being drawn this year were 1 in 96 for residents and 1 in...

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

Jun. 16, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice, a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to “hang on.” But it’s far from “a life raft” for the...

Iowa lawmakers OK deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

May. 24, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deer hunters would be able to use semi-automatic rifles during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill approved by lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor. The measure given final approval by the House is designed to help control the...