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Idaho creates chronic wasting disease management zone

Nov. 23, 2021 12:26 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has designated a chronic wasting disease management zone in north-central Idaho, allowing hunts to kill up to 1,000 deer to determine the extent of the disease. The Lewiston Tribune reports that the decision...

Study: Warmer summers worsen tick infestations for US moose

Nov. 22, 2021 07:33 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation is common with moose...

Maine's big fall hunting seasons coming to a close

Nov. 15, 2021 09:08 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's big four hunting seasons are coming to a close for the year. The seasons for moose, white-tailed deer and black bears all end on Nov. 27. The season for wild turkey has already ended. The moose and bear seasons are...

Famous Wyoming grizzly, cubs raid human food, raise worries

Oct. 30, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming’s call for help to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s grizzly bear recovery coordinator, Hilary Cooley, came back on Oct. 18 after a wall-to-wall weekend of conflicts. It was a Monday, and local staffers at the Wyoming...

Body of missing 26-year-old Texas man located in Grand Teton

Oct. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rescuers have located and recovered the body of a 26-year-old Texas man in Grand Teton National Park after he was reported missing on Thursday. The National Park Service said Sunday that Jared Hembree was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the...

Authorities search for man at Grand Teton National Park

Oct. 23, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have been searching Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming for a Texas man who was last seen on Thursday. Park officials identified the missing man as Jared Hembree, 26, and said he was last seen near Game Warden Point in Moran, The Casper...

Expanded Maine deer hunt gets started with Youth Deer Day

Oct. 23, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's expanded deer hunt got started on Saturday with a special day for young hunters. The state's Youth Deer Day allows hunters who hold a valid junior hunting license to pursue deer on Saturday. The state's Maine Resident Only Day follows on...

Grand Teton joins Yellowstone in breaking tourism records

Oct. 20, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Just nine months into 2021, Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park already has had its busiest year on record. The park joins nearby Yellowstone in setting visitation records this year. Grand Teton had almost 3.5 million recreation...

Food, trash raiding grizzly caught, killed in Grand Teton

Oct. 20, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers intentionally killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park they said had become a safety risk after it got used to getting food from humans. Last fall, the grizzly got food at a home south of the park. This fall, the bear got...

Grand Teton rangers resume use of body video cameras

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers in northwestern Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park have resumed using body-worn video cameras after a three-year hiatus. Grand Teton rangers stopped using the cameras in 2018 amid problems with aging equipment and being able to store data,...