Latest Wildlife management News

Drought raises reliance on Nevada desert wildlife 'guzzlers'

Jun. 20, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a mountain in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park, a state wildlife biologist is refilling water tanks. In the background, a helicopter precisely lowers a Bambi bucket holding about 200 gallons of water into a receptacle and quickly leaves to haul...

Fort Stewart wins Army award for conservation

Jun. 20, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — A sprawling Army post in Georgia is being recognized by the military for its conservation efforts. Fort Stewart southwest of Savannah has been chosen to received the Army Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation for a large...

Juvenile Blanding's turtles released to restored wetland

Jun. 20, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — Eighteen juvenile Blanding’s turtles have been released to a restored wetland area along a utility pipeline right-of-way north of Detroit. Consumers Energy employees joined Herpetological Resource and Management and the Michigan Sea Life Aquarium...

Coyote population booms in Florida

Jun. 20, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — South Floridians are always on the lookout for creatures big and small, from alligators to pythons to disease-carrying mosquitoes. We can now add coyotes to that list. They’ve inundated South Florida to such a level that Broward County...

Wildlife officials tracking black bear in southern Illinois

Jun. 19, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

REND CITY, Ill. (AP) — State wildlife officials are tracking a black bear that was first spotted more than a week ago by southern Illinois residents and was most recently seen wandering near a state reservoir. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Conservation...

Oil spill settlement to fund loon conservation projects

Jun. 19, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A half-dozen projects in New England and New York are slated to receive more than $3.5 million in funding to help protect common loons. Loons have been the focus of conservation efforts throughout the country, and they have slowly come back in...

New 'North Woods Law' season has animal encounters, searches

Jun. 19, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multi-day pursuit to rescue a goose with a plastic six-pack ring around its neck and the investigation of an abandoned barrel possibly related to a 20-year-old cold case are among the adventures for New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers in a new season of...

Louisiana man, 69, dies in boating accident; body found

Jun. 18, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a boating accident that killed a 69-year-old man, the agency said Friday. Agents who had been searching for two days found the body of Clifford Jewell, of Columbia, on Thursday in...

40 permits offered in NH for annual moose hunt lottery

Jun. 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offered 40 permits to hunt moose during its annual lottery drawing on Friday. Winners were selected from a pool of 6,195 applicants. In addition to New Hampshire, permit winners were from Iowa,...

Montana wildlife officials consider rules to protect trout

Jun. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Montana are seeking feedback on a proposal to expand fishing restrictions to protect declining brown trout populations. Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Geological Survey have tracked declining...