Latest Wildlife management News

Experts: More armadillos making St. Louis home

Dec. 16, 2018 8:52 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nine-banded armadillo is settling into the St. Louis area after marching from Texas across the county for the last 169 years, according to wildlife experts. Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife biologist Tom Meister told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that armadillos were first...

Missouri conservation announces large deer poaching case

Dec. 14, 2018 5:01 PM EST

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — Members of a southwest Missouri family have been caught after a lengthy investigation into the illegal killing of hundreds of deer, in what state conservation agents called one of the largest poaching cases in state history. David Berry Sr. of Springfield and two of his adult sons, David...

Jaguars release benched veteran safety Barry Church

Dec. 14, 2018 4:29 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Barry Church, a safety who was benched last month but who started 27 consecutive games over two seasons. The Jaguars (4-9) made the move Friday and activated offensive tackle Josh Wells from injured reserve. Church was benched following a...

Woman punches bear, gets help from dog to survive attack

Dec. 14, 2018 4:21 PM EST

A woman survived a mauling by a bear by repeatedly punching the animal and crawling into a bush as her Chihuahua-mix distracted the attacker. Melinda LeBarron has broken bones, cuts and bruises and multiple bites after the attack outside her home in rural Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening, her son said. She...

Bear attacks, drags woman outside Pennsylvania home

Dec. 13, 2018 7:57 PM EST

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards (73 meters). The attack happened Wednesday in Muncy Creek Township, which is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Williamsport. The Pennsylvania Game Commission...

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

Dec. 13, 2018 7:34 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator to the southwestern U.S. Five wolves were found dead in New Mexico in November, bringing the...

Washington governor proposes major steps for orca recovery

Dec. 13, 2018 5:47 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — With scientists warning that the Northwest's beloved killer whales are on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced dramatic plans Thursday to help the population recover — including $1.1 billion in spending and a partial whale-watching ban. "We are undertaking a...

Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

Dec. 12, 2018 6:17 PM EST

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should...

Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

Dec. 12, 2018 2:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions to...

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and...