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Tennessee man gets jail for using a spotlight to poach deer and threatening a landowner

Mar. 01, 2024 15:49 PM EST

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was sentenced to jail and barred for life from hunting in the state after he illegally killed 15 deer over more than three years and threatened a landowner with a gun while poaching deer on his property, wildlife officials said. The man...

Orchard expansion in Canada's wine country stirs fears a key wildlife corridor will be harmed

Mar. 01, 2024 11:09 AM EST

KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Just below the fog line hanging over the central Okanagan Valley, rows of saplings for a cherry orchard expansion span the eastern stretch above Highway 33 on the outskirts of Kelowna in Canada's wine country. New cherry varieties and climate change...

Man who uses drones to help hunters recover deer carcasses will appeal verdict he violated laws

Feb. 23, 2024 16:21 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who uses drones to try to locate wounded deer shot by hunters so they can retrieve their carcasses has been convicted of violating state hunting laws. Joshua Wingenroth, 35, of Downingtown, plans to appeal the verdicts handed down Thursday...

Assembly OKs bill to suspend doe hunting in northern Wisconsin in attempt to regrow herd

Feb. 22, 2024 17:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters in northern Wisconsin would be barred from killing any does for four years under legislation the state Assembly approved Thursday. The Republican-authored measure is designed to help the northern herd replenish itself after an anemic nine-day gun hunt...

Cambodia to install hundreds of wildlife cameras in an effort to restore its tiger population

Feb. 16, 2024 08:01 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia will begin installing hundreds of monitoring cameras and import four tigers from India as part of a plan to restore its tiger population, officials said Friday. Tigers were declared “functionally extinct” in Cambodia in 2016 by the World...

Guns and ammunition tax holiday supported by Georgia Senate

Feb. 06, 2024 14:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A majority of Georgia’s senators want to let people buy guns, ammunition and gun safes without paying sales tax for five days each fall, while some House members are considering a narrower tax break for only gun safety devices. Republicans favor both approaches,...

Warm weather forces park officials to suspend Isle Royale wolf count for first time in decades

Feb. 01, 2024 16:31 PM EST

A stretch of unusually warm weather has forced federal officials to suspend researchers' annual wolf-moose count in Isle Royale National Park for the first time in more than six decades. Isle Royale is a 134,000-acre (54,200-hectare) island situated in far western Lake Superior...

GOP legislators introduce bill to suspend northern Wisconsin doe hunt in attempt to regrow herd

Jan. 18, 2024 11:37 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would prohibit hunters from killing antlerless deer in northern Wisconsin for several years in an attempt to preserve does and regrow the region’s herd. Hunters in the state's Northern Forest Hunting...

Sure, it might be cold and dark, but traveling to wintry places can be magical

Jan. 03, 2024 07:45 AM EST

Planning a trip this winter? Yes, it’s tempting to look for sunny spots where you can lie on a beach or play golf. But some of my favorite winter vacations have been to northerly destinations at their coldest, darkest times of year. I don’t ski, so I’m not looking for powder....

23-year-old woman killed after deer smashes through car windshield in Mississippi

Jan. 02, 2024 16:15 PM EST

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman was killed early Tuesday when a deer smashed through the windshield of a car traveling on a Mississippi highway, authorities said. The deadly collision happened at about 5:20 a.m. on U.S. 61 in Claiborne County near the Louisiana state line,...