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Idaho wolf control board will have $1 million to kill wolves

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Wednesday requested $392,000 from the general fund to kill wolves in Idaho, and with other revenue sources will have just over $1 million for that purpose starting this summer. The Wolf Depredation Control Board made the request to the...

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all named Trinidad Loya — worked for the...

Maine moose hunters had less success than normal in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 10:16 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine moose hunters had less success than usual during last year's hunt despite an increase in hunting permits. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said 68% of hunters harvested a moose during the fall hunt, the Bangor Daily News reported....

Twins were born on different days — and in different years

Jan. 17, 2022 00:09 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Lynn Eller Masingo has always had bragging rights over her fraternal twin, Gynn, for being born first. Not only by a few minutes, but by a year. And that’s only stretching the truth a little. Lynn was born at Statesville’s Davis Hospital at...

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

Jan. 15, 2022 16:45 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has Italian pork producers fearing significant economic damage to a major agricultural export and has forced curtailing of the official seasons to hunt for game and to gather prized truffles. Earlier this month, a...

Scientists: Duck is 1st wild bird flu case in US in 5 years

Jan. 14, 2022 18:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A duck killed by a hunter in South Carolina had a contagious and dangerous bird flu that has not been detected in the wild in the U.S. in five years, officials said. The flu poses a low risk to people but can spread quickly through chicken houses and other...

Deer tested in 2 N Louisiana parishes free of fatal disease

Jan. 07, 2022 12:58 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 300 deer tested in two parishes near Arkansas were all free of a deadly brain disease, so hunters in those parishes may resume baiting, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Friday. “The department is happy about the outcome,...

Northeast Michigan elk hunt offers lessons in resilience

Dec. 31, 2021 01:02 AM EST

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Half-hidden in the trees, the elk stood still as Chris Tjapkes aimed his rifle, trying to steady his hands. After a decade of living with Parkinson’s disease, he was used to their trembling. Even with the help of brain stimulation surgery and...

Buck found in Mississippi tests positive for CWD

Dec. 30, 2021 17:28 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A buck found near Vicksburg has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said Thursday. The department said the mature buck was reported in mid-December as potentially diseased given its...

Preliminary numbers show drop in Vermont deer hunt harvest

Dec. 30, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hunters in Vermont took more than 15,000 deer in this year's seasons, several thousand less than in 2020, based on preliminary reports, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The final tally will on the department’s website in early March...