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Montana residents say bison hunts near Yellowstone unsafe

Apr. 25, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

BEATTIE GULCH, Mont. (AP) — The scavenger-cleaned bison carcass scattered across the grassland provided the perfect punctuation point for Nathan Varley. Varley was lobbying a group of officials Wednesday to modify how the winter bison hunt is conducted in the Gardiner Basin, just north of Yellowstone...

Jimmy Carter 'bustin' beaks' while turkey hunting in Georgia

Apr. 25, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and the family behind a Georgia camouflage supply store recently went turkey hunting in Columbus. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Tyler Jordan posted about the hunt on Instagram last week, saying the 94-year-old Carter was "still bustin' beaks."...

More than 23K nonresidents apply for Wyoming elk tags

Apr. 23, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeing an increase in nonresident elk applications for the 2019 season. The Cody Enterprise reports that nonresidents submitted 23,750 applications, a 2.9 percent increase from 2018. There are 7,250 licenses in the draws available to nonresident...

Antler hunting in western Wyoming can't start until May 1

Apr. 21, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding antler hunters that the gathering of horns or shed antlers does not begin until May 1 on public lands west of the Continental Divide. Since 2009, antler hunting is prohibited in the area from Jan. 1 through April 30 on all state-owned...

Hunting, fewer pups, disease reduce Wyoming wolf population

Apr. 21, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists estimate the overall Wyoming wolf population at 286 this year, which is down 61 animals from a year ago. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that's the fewest wolves counted in the state since the Wyoming Game and Fish Department took over management and initiated wolf...

Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs

Apr. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Some landowners in southeast Missouri are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals, according to state conservation officials. The Missouri Department of Conservation has been working with landowners and federal...

New Hampshire turkey hunters preparing for spring season

Apr. 20, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Turkey hunters across New Hampshire are preparing for what biologists expect to be a good harvest during the spring season. The regular spring turkey season encompasses the month of May. The 2019 youth turkey hunt will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28. Last year during...

Mississippi: Automatic renewal on hunting, fishing licenses

Apr. 20, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is offering an option for people to automatically renew their hunting or fishing licenses. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says in a news release that the new feature is on the customer portal of its website. People can choose the automatic renewal when...

Jury convicts man who said he didn't need deer license

Apr. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ONTONAGON, Mich. (AP) — It didn't take a jury much time to decide the case of an Upper Peninsula man who was hunting deer without a license. Ron Ehinger of Ontonagon County claimed he didn't need a license based on the "laws of nature." The Daily Globe in Ironwood reports that a jury needed just 10 minutes...

Sick bighorn sheep herd in North Dakota might be improving

Apr. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An outbreak of deadly bacterial pneumonia that has plagued western North Dakota's bighorn sheep population for years is showing signs of waning, though it might still be a few years before the herd is out of the woods. Game and Fish Department biologists counted 283 bighorns in a...