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Louisiana parish's beaver bounty program suspended

Feb. 16, 2019 4:48 PM EST

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana parish has temporarily suspended its beaver bounty program. The Beauregard Parish Police Jury halted the program to allow jurors a chance to re-examine its permit and bounty ordinance, The American Press reported. The ordinance allows beaver hunters and trappers from...

Public hearings held next month on waterfowl hunting

Feb. 16, 2019 12:50 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Wildlife management officials in Vermont and New York are holding public hearings next month on the status of waterfowl populations on Lake Champlain and proposed hunting seasons for them. The hearings will be held on Tuesday, March 12, at the senior citizens building at the...

Nebraska hunters to be surveyed on game populations

Feb. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hunters in Nebraska will be asked this year to offer their observations on game populations and opinions on participation and other points. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct several hunter surveys in the coming weeks. The first survey is the annual Hunter Success...

Maine small game hunting seasons ending for winter

Feb. 16, 2019 10:20 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's hunting seasons for some small game animals are ending for the winter in the coming days. The Pine Tree State is home to several hunting season for smaller animals, most of which take place in the winter. The big game hunts, such as moose and bear, take place mostly in the...

Trapping animals _ what you need to know to get started

Feb. 16, 2019 3:06 AM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — As Ralph Wagner hops in his truck at daybreak on a Saturday morning to check his animal traps, memories of four decades of trapping rush through his head. "When my boys were younger, I got to be outside with them around 4 or 5 o'clock in the morning, checking our traps," Wagner said....

Elk hoof disease found in Idaho for 1st time, officials say

Feb. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A disease that afflicts elk and leaves their hooves broken and deformed has been found in Idaho for the first time, officials said. The state Department of Fish and Game has confirmed a case of treponema associated hoof disease in an animal killed by a hunter near White Bird last year,...

Correction: Wasting Disease story

Feb. 13, 2019 3:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Feb. 11 about a Forest County deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the only registered deer farm in Marinette County, where the animal was born, is Koz Deer Farm. Marinette County actually has nine registered deer...

Killing of cougar in Utah mountain town prompts debate

Feb. 13, 2019 9:51 AM EST

EDEN, Utah (AP) — The recent killing of a cougar near homes in a small Utah mountain town has spurred debate among residents about how to live in the same habitat as the predators. The big cat was killed last month by a hunter after it had been lurking around neighborhoods in Eden, the Standard-Examiner...

Deadline arrives for spring wild turkey hunting licenses

Feb. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wild turkey hunters who haven't yet applied for a North Dakota license for the spring season have just one more day to do so. The Game and Fish Department says Wednesday is the deadline. Hunters can apply online or over the phone. The agency is offering 6,025 wild turkey licenses for...

APNewsBreak: Mexican wolves caught in traps in New Mexico

Feb. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The death of a Mexican gray wolf and injuries to another prompted environmentalists on Tuesday to call on New Mexico lawmakers to ban trapping on public land. Defenders of Wildlife said four wolves have been caught in traps in New Mexico over the last two months. The wolf that died...