Latest Wildlife management News

Montana wildlife officials consider rules to protect trout

Jun. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Montana are seeking feedback on a proposal to expand fishing restrictions to protect declining brown trout populations. Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Geological Survey have tracked declining...

Montana considers wolf hunting rules amid population decline

Jun. 17, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A commission governing wolf hunting in Montana is considering new wolf management rules that would make it easier to hunt wolves in the state after the Legislature passed several laws earlier this year to encourage additional wolf hunting. The...

Conservation groups offer $15K reward for info on wolf death

Jun. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is offering a $15,000 reward for information on the poaching of the breeding female of the Wedge wolf pack in northeastern Washington state. The wolf was found dead of a gunshot wound May 26 in the Sheep Creek...

Protection sought for California fish and lizard species

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny fish native to Southern California streams and a legless, sand-swimming lizard will be studied to determine whether they qualify for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, a conservation group said Wednesday. The Center for...

Northwestern Band of Shoshone sues Idaho over hunting rights

Jun. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is suing Idaho Gov. Brad Little and state wildlife officials in federal court, contending the state has wrongly denied the tribe hunting rights guaranteed by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Bridger. The lawsuit,...

Climate change threat: Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan

Jun. 16, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes listing a bird found in the North Cascades as threatened under the Endangered Species Act due to the likelihood that climate change will shrink its high-elevation habitat throughout the state. The...

Wildlife groups investigating bird deaths in DC region

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va. (AP) — People should stop feeding birds while scientists determine why hundreds have been blinded and killed in the Washington, D.C., region since late May, a federal agency said. Wildlife managers in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia have...

Deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Washington state have confirmed wild deer are suffering from an animal disease on the San Juan Islands after several residents reported dozens of strange deer deaths over the past few weeks. Dr. Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian for...

Body of missing Oregon man found in Maine lake

Jun. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SWANVILLE, Maine (AP) — The body of a missing Oregon man was found in a Maine lake on Monday, authorities said. Maine Game Wardens said they located the body of Christopher Friedrich, 41, of Springfield, Oregon, in about 30 feet (9.1 meters) of water about a half mile...

Vintage duck hunting boats displayed in new NC museum

Jun. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A new museum will house wooden boats that plied the Currituck Sound when world-class duck hunting and bass fishing were livelihoods for local watermen and passions for the wealthy. The 10,000 square-foot, $4.3 million facility in the shadow of the...