Latest Wildlife management News

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Oct. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower...

Panthers rookie WR working on ball-protection techniques

Oct. 18, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers drafted wide receiver D.J. Moore in the first round this past April because of his ability to make plays after the catch. But Moore's gift for turning nothing into something got him into trouble last Sunday after fumbling twice — once following a reception and...

Red tide reaches Florida's Space Coast

Oct. 18, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A toxic algae bloom has reached Florida's Space Coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday said red tide had reached parts of Brevard County. The wildlife commission says red tide now spans from Miami-Dade County to halfway up Florida's east...

Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

Oct. 17, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal's extinction in violation of federal law. Lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, countered that...

Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family

Oct. 16, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed during a hunting trip Africa, ending days of turmoil for a state where big game hunting is popular but critics said the photo was seen as unsportsmanlike by hunting...

The Latest: Idaho governor fears impact of dead baboon photo

Oct. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a graphic photo of an Idaho wildlife official posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Idaho's governor says he's worried that the state's reputation as a hunting and fishing paradise could suffer because of a photo showing a former...

A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over photo of him posing with baboon family he killed in Africa

Oct. 16, 2018 9:37 AM EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over photo of him posing with baboon family he killed in Africa.

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Oct. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught. News outlets report 89 cows initially escaped when the tractor-trailer wrecked before dawn on Oct. 1 on a cloverleaf linking...

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

Oct. 15, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears. Court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between animal rights...

Idaho wildlife official under fire for Africa hunting trip

Oct. 13, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticized by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter spokesman Jon Hanian told The Idaho Statesman in a story on Friday...