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Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

Dec. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle. An...

DNR: Nine-day gun season deer kill drops 8% from 2020

Nov. 30, 2021 14:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed thousands fewer deer during Wisconsin's nine-day gun season this year than in 2020, according to preliminary state Department of Natural Resources data released Monday. The DNR offers multiple deer hunting seasons each fall but the...

Body of missing 2-year-old girl found in Indiana river

Nov. 28, 2021 17:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A diver on Sunday found the body of a 2-year-old girl reported missing after her father was pulled from his partially submerged truck in a southern Indiana river. Her body was discovered in the White River more than 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) from...

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...

Vermont's rifle deer hunting season ends on Sunday

Nov. 28, 2021 08:11 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's 16-day rifle deer hunting season is wind downing. The season started on Nov. 13 and ends Sunday. Deer hunters still have other opportunities this year. A second archery season starts Monday and...

Utah again proposes hunting-season ban on trail cameras

Nov. 28, 2021 08:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State wildlife biologists are again proposing a ban on the use of trail cameras in hunting a few months after they pulled the proposal to further survey hunters after some initial backlash. The plan, proposed by the Utah Division of Wildlife...

Little North Hunt Club celebrates 100 years at Hubbard Lake

Nov. 28, 2021 01:03 AM EST

HUBBARD LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A century of stories, memories and camaraderie lies between the walls of the Little North Hunt Club lodge. Nestled nine miles back in the woods on Hubbard Lake’s north end, Little North Hunt Club is part of the Consolidated Hunting League,...

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...

Missing hunter found in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Nov. 25, 2021 08:19 AM EST

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina hunter who disappeared this week in North Carolina’s Green Swamp has reunited with his family after searchers found him “cold, hungry, and dehydrated,” a sheriff's office said. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said in...

Some deer ingested chemicals, shouldn't be eaten, Maine says

Nov. 23, 2021 17:31 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Deer harvested by hunters in part of central Maine should not be consumed as food because of elevated levels of an environmental pollutant, authorities in the state said Tuesday. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said it...