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Grizzly mauling near Yellowstone kills backcountry guide

Apr. 19, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana backcountry guide has died after he was mauled by a large grizzly bear that was probably defending a nearby moose carcass just outside Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday. Charles “Carl” Mock, 40, who lived in...

Turkey blood samples sought for West Nile Virus study

Apr. 19, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire hunters are being asked to collect blood samples from their harvested turkeys as part of a regional study of West Nile Virus. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is mailing blood sample kits to those interested in participating...

COVID-19 pandemic cuts into ability to manage cat population

Apr. 19, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Maia Rumpho wants to wipe out a colony of about 25 cats — in the gentlest way possible. “In the past, they would round up these cats and kill them,” said Rumpho, watching the raggedy felines slink around a Minneapolis back yard. Rumpho’s...

Memphis Zoo welcomes baby deer from rare species

Apr. 18, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Considered extinct in the wild, the Memphis Zoo welcomed a baby Pere David’s Deer last month. The zoo is one of a handful of U.S. zoos that houses the rare species. The male fawn was born at the zoo on March 27 amid severe storms passing through...

Body pulled from river ID'd as a missing Bullhead City man

Apr. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A body recovered from the Colorado River has been identified as a missing Bullhead City man who was in a boating accident, authorities said Sunday. Bullhead City said they received a call of a body floating down the river near the Palo Verde...

Judge sides with conservationists in sheep grazing dispute

Apr. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with conservation groups who said allowing domestic sheep to graze in a mountain range along the Idaho-Montana border as part of a government agriculture program could harm grizzly bears and other wildlife. Chief...

Environmental group sues over protections for 20 species

Apr. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the federal government has failed to act on petitions to protect nine species under the Endangered Species Act and hasn't designated critical habitat for 11 other species that are already protected. ...

Conservation groups sue Engineer Corps over Yazoo Pumps

Apr. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration. American Rivers, National...

Judge strikes down initial approval for stalled Montana mine

Apr. 14, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday struck down the government’s approval of the first phase of a long-stalled copper and silver mine that would be constructed beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness. The decision against the Rock Creek Mine near Noxon...

Testing shows animal killed in eastern Nebraska was wolf

Apr. 14, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Genetic testing has shown that an animal killed in January by coyote hunters north of Fremont was a gray wolf, Nebraska wildlife officials said. The female wolf was killed Jan. 28 near Ueling, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said Wednesday in...