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Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 22, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin. September 17, 2020 Hoosiers should denounce QAnon QAnon conspiracy theories are so absurd they’d be laughable, if not for the danger they pose and the surprising number of people who are gullible enough to believe them. While QAnon started with a fringe online following, its...

DNR asks thousands of hunters to participate in deer survey

Sep. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is asking thousands of deer hunters to record what they see in the woods this fall as part of the department’s largest-ever hunter survey to better understand why they’re passing up shots. The DNR plans to contact more than...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo Jason Ravnsborg speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not found until the next day, state investigators said Monday Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

South Dakota's top attorney says found body day after crash

Sep. 15, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement late Monday that he realized he had struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the next day and discovering the body. The state's top law enforcement officer...

Deer shot by teen may set new Kansas record for size

Sep. 13, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

KIOWA COUNTY, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year-old Kansas girl may have set a new deer hunting record in the state with a buck she killed this month. Paslie Werth shot a 40-point whitetail buck while hunting on family property in Kiowa County with her father. The deer unofficially measured 282 6/8 inches, which would...

Michigan deer herd in good shape for fall hunting season

Sep. 13, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A mild winter and plentiful food have put Michigan's deer herd in good shape, making for what wildlife officials expect will be a promising fall hunting season. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said in its annual forecast that conditions across the state are as good...

FILE -In this Feb. 5, 2001 file photo, a mule deer buck stands among a herd of grazing deer at their wintering grounds in Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Mont. State wildlife officials are reminding hunters heading into the field this fall to watch for signs of chronic wasting disease, which can affect deer, elk and moose. Hunters are also asked to have their animals tested for the neurological disease. If an animal tests positive, federal health officials recommend strongly against eating the meat. (Erik Petersen/Livingston Enterprise via AP, File)

Hunters reminded to watch for chronic wasting disease

Sep. 13, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — As hunters brace for a 2020 field season in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve still got to deal with a more persistent wildlife disease problem: chronic wasting disease. “It still isn’t going away,” Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1...

Maine deer, turkey hunts getting started for fall

Sep. 12, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Two of Maine's most popular fall hunting seasons are getting started. The archery season for deer begins on Saturday with the “expanded archery” part of the hunt. During this part of the deer hunt, it's legal to hunt deer via archery in designated parts of the state. The...

Maine deer lottery signals start to fall hunts

Sep. 8, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual deer permit drawing is scheduled for Friday, and it will be followed by some of the state's fall hunting seasons. The deer lottery awards “any deer” permits, which allow hunters to harvest deer of either sex. A limited portion of the archery season begins...

Utah officials plan on issuing more cougar hunting permits

Sep. 3, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Utah wildlife officials plan on issuing additional cougar hunting permits this fall in an attempt to reverse dwindling mule deer populations. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says evidence suggests that reducing the number of cougars may spur an uptick in mule deer...

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. Environmental groups wasted no time challenging the Trump administration's attempt to open part of an Alaska refuge where polar bears and caribou roam free to oil and gas drilling. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

2 lawsuits challenge Trump's drilling plan in Alaska refuge

Aug. 24, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmental groups wasted no time challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to allow oil and gas drilling in an Alaska refuge where polar bears and caribou roam. Two lawsuits filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage sought to block the Interior Department's...