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Smuggled elk poses a mystery for Montana wildlife officials

Feb. 15, 2020 10:21 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — It reads like a forensic crime drama - and in a very real sense it is. A Montana game warden learns of an unusual elk shot along the Rocky Mountain Front. The animal has physical peculiarities unlike anything the department has seen before. Genetic testing reveals that the young...

East Lansing approves culling as option to reduce deer herds

Feb. 13, 2020 12:22 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials in East Lansing have approved a lethal option to manage the growing number of deer in the mid-Michigan city. The city council voted this week to authorize culling as a way to reduce deer herds, the Lansing State Journal reported. East Lansing’s city manager would...

Iowa DNR: 6 new cases of chronic wasting disease in deer

Feb. 11, 2020 6:59 PM EST

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) — Results show at least six deer killed near Elkader in northeastern Iowa in the recent hunting season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources also announced the disease was discovered for the first time...

Idaho visitors could see big hike in hunting, fishing fees

Feb. 10, 2020 8:32 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation significantly increasing what it will cost nonresidents to hunt deer and elk in Idaho headed to the full Senate on Monday. The Senate Resources and Environment Committee approved the measure that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says resident hunters asked for so there...

'Oh deer!": Man gets trampled in North Carolina parking lot

Feb. 10, 2020 8:38 AM EST

LOCUST, N.C. (AP) — A suspect escaped from a hit and run in a North Carolina McDonald's parking lot last month. But police aren't looking for who's responsible. Ken Worthy was leaving the restaurant in Locust with his wife and a Diet Coke in hand, when he saw something approaching him, the victim told news...

The Brandon Maxwell collection is modeled at the American Museum of Natural History during NYFW Fall/Winter on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Brandon Maxwell's models strut amid bison, moose and caribou

Feb. 9, 2020 3:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionistas: A majestic gathering of Alaskan moose, bison, brown bears, Bighorn sheep and caribou were also enjoying the show at the American Museum of Natural...

Montana game farm quarantined after positive elk CWD test

Feb. 3, 2020 11:43 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana game farm is under quarantine after an elk tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the state Department of Livestock reported. The brain wasting disease hasn't been identified in domestic deer or elk in the state since 1999, officials said. The elk appeared healthy and...

Maine says hunters can help keep deer disease out of state

Feb. 2, 2020 8:13 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine wildlife managers are trying to keep a neurological disease that affects deer out of the state, and they want to let hunters know what they can do to help. Biologists with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are concerned about chronic wasting disease, which...

Louisiana man, 18, accused of killing bald eagle, hawk

Jan. 30, 2020 5:27 PM EST

HOMER, La. (AP) — An 18-year-old Louisiana man is accused of wildlife crimes that include killing a bald eagle and a hawk. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release that that when investigators looked into two tips that Daniel Smith of Homer had killed a bald eagle, he...

Nebraska farmers could get free, special deer-hunting permit

Jan. 30, 2020 2:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers could get free, special permits to hunt deer on their land before the official rifle-hunting season starts under a bill that won initial approval Thursday. Lawmakers advanced a measure, 38-1, that would allow farmers to hunt on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...