Latest Wildlife population control News

Maine concerned hunters aren't taking enough deer

Oct. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is reviewing its deer permitting system because of concerns that hunters aren't harvesting enough to adequately manage the population. Maine's deer herd is around 300,000 and has been steadily growing for several years. The state uses the...

6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Six Native American tribes sued Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the...

Massachusetts has year's 1st human case of West Nile virus

Sep. 01, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has its first human case of West Nile virus this year, state public health officials said Wednesday. The mosquito-borne disease was detected in a woman in her 80s who was likely exposed in Middlesex County, according to a statement from the...

Vermont's early bear hunting season is underway

Sep. 01, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's early bear hunting season is underway. The season opened on Wednesday and runs through Nov. 12. One exception is that nonresident hunters using dogs are not permitted to bear hunt in Vermont until Sept. 15, according to the the Vermont...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Afghans are welcome here On Friday, Afghan refugees began arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, and elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have rightly expressed “solidarity with...

Birds of prey face global decline from habitat loss, poisons

Aug. 30, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a few high-profile conservation success stories – like the dramatic comeback of bald eagle populations in North America – birds of prey are in decline worldwide. A new analysis of data from the International Union for the Conservation of...

Wolves in Idaho, Montana could get federal oversight

Aug. 25, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two conservation groups asked the Biden administration to reinstate a federal monitoring program to oversee the management of gray wolves in Idaho and Montana following changes in wolf hunting laws in the two states intended to drastically reduce wolf numbers. ...

Genetic mapping boosts hopes for restoring prized lake trout

Aug. 24, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists have traced the genetic makeup of lake trout, a feat that should boost efforts to rebuild populations of the prized fish in the Great Lakes and other North American waters where they've been hammered by invasive species, overfishing and pollution,...

Oregon OKs killing 2 more wolves, citing attack on cow

Aug. 24, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized the killing of two more wolves in eastern Oregon, several weeks after the state fatally shot two young wolves from the same pack. The Lookout Mountain pack was suspected of injuring or killing...

Vermont's Canada goose hunting season opens Sept. 1

Aug. 22, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Canada goose hunting season takes place next month to help control the population of the birds, according to the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. The statewide season runs Sept. 1 through Sept. 25, and happens before the arrival...