Latest Wildlife management News

Portugal creates North Atlantic's largest marine sanctuary

Nov. 29, 2021 13:43 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Regional authorities in Portugal's Madeira Islands on Monday expanded a protected marine area to create what they said is the largest fully protected marine reserve in Europe and the North Atlantic. The reserve spans 12 nautical miles around the...

Feds ask ships to slow down to protect rare whales near NYC

Nov. 29, 2021 13:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have detected a rare species of whale southeast of New York City, and the federal government is using a voluntary protected zone to try to keep them safe. There are fewer than 350 North Atlantic right whales left, according to scientists. ...

Maine salmon advocacy group gets grant to improve hatchery

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A salmon advocacy group in rural Maine is getting help from the federal government to make improvements to a fish hatchery and office building. The Downeast Salmon Federation operates the facility in East Machias. The group advocates for...

Maine wardens rescue woman hurt in Aroostook State Park

Nov. 28, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine woman has been rescued by game wardens after falling in Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, officials say. Wardens say the Caribou woman was hiking with three relatives Saturday when she slipped on a snowy area on the...

Maine's fall hunting seasons ending for the year

Nov. 28, 2021 08:56 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's big fall hunting seasons ended for the year on Saturday. The state's “big four” game animals are black bears, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and moose. The seasons for bears, deer and moose all ended on Saturday, and the turkey season...

State awards $113K in wildlife habitat improvement grants

Nov. 27, 2021 08:59 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Grant money from the state's pheasant wildlife program will support upland game conservation and restoration of prairies and woodlands in northern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced this weeks grants of more than...

New Hampshire, Vermont asked to test deer for COVID-19

Nov. 26, 2021 16:40 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With hunting season underway, wildlife agencies in New Hampshire and Vermont have started testing for COVID-19 in white-tailed deer, as antibodies for the virus have been found in deer in other states, according to a government study. “We...

3 teens rescued from Louisiana waterway after boat capsizes

Nov. 26, 2021 15:23 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Three teenagers were rescued Friday after their boat capsized in Louisiana's Vermilion Bay. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents were notified of the accident around 6 a.m. They and deputies with the Vermilion Parish...

Cash coming to Tahoe animal center where burned cub escaped

Nov. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Private donors' new pledge to match $500,000 in contributions for a $1 million-expansion at a Lake Tahoe wildlife rescue center is bringing smiles back to staff and volunteers, who have been on an emotional rollercoaster since a bear cub being treated for severe wildfire...

Review coming of effects of Maine dams on rare salmon

Nov. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators will perform an environmental review of the effects of four Maine dams on endangered salmon in a win for conservationists in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the review on Tuesday, the Portland Press...