Latest Wildlife management News

Game warden's dog died in hot patrol vehicle that stalled

Oct. 14, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas game warden's dog died when the handler's patrol vehicle stalled and an emergency system that's designed to turn on fans and lower windows if the cabin gets too hot wasn't engaged. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and...

Indianapolis Zoo receives $4M to open a conservation center

Oct. 13, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Zoo plans to open an international center devoted to saving threatened species, an effort that zoo officials call a natural extension of their biennial Indianapolis Prize honoring animal conservation leaders. The Global Center for Species Survival is expected to open...

Special youth hunting season set later this month

Oct. 13, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Youths 15 and younger are encouraged to participate in the statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season on Oct. 19-20. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says rooster pheasants will be released on 14 wildlife management areas before the 2019 youth season. Special youth...

Fish farmer, gov, tribe partner on salmon stocking program

Oct. 13, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

CUTLER, Maine (AP) — A fish farming company says it's working with government agencies and a tribal group to raise salmon to be released into a Maine river. Cooke Aquaculture says it's working on the project with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the federal government and the Penobscot Indian...

Wyoming lawmakers advance 3 bills to fund wildlife crossings

Oct. 12, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would help expand an existing network of highway crossings for wildlife. The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs unanimously approved three bills Friday creating a special wildlife...

Minnesota officials consider removing protections for wolves

Oct. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At its low point in the 1950s, Minnesota's gray wolf population was estimated to be just 400 animals. As of 2018, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources estimates there are over 2,600 gray wolves in the state. That recovery is a success story for the Endangered Species Act, a law...

Appeals court puts Mountain Valley Pipeline permits on hold

Oct. 11, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has put a hold on two permits needed for construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued a stay of permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service while it reviews a lawsuit filed by environmental groups in...

That was no bobcat! Tests show a raccoon attacked couple

Oct. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida couple who believed they were attacked by a bobcat earlier last week were actually attacked by a raccoon. The Sun Sentinel reports Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Carol Lyn Parrish says DNA tests of hair confirmed the...

Austin to host 9th Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener

Oct. 11, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz will lead the festivities as the southern Minnesota community of Austin hosts the ninth annual Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener. It's Walz's first pheasant opener as governor, though he previously attended as a guest of Gov. Mark Dayton when Walz was still a...

Better protection sought for Thailand's helmeted hornbill

Oct. 11, 2019 4:20 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand's dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks. The species, known by the scientific name Rhinoplax vigil, is listed as "critically endangered" by the...