Latest Wildlife management News

Firearms deer hunting season opens in Georgia

Oct. 16, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia firearms deer hunting season opened Saturday, and state wildlife officials are optimistic. “With some awesome bucks already taken in archery season, I think we are in for an excellent firearms season," Charlie Killmaster, state...

New law allows bass to be farm-raised, sold in markets

Oct. 16, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Coming soon to your neighborhood seafood market: farm-raised Florida largemouth bass. Thanks to a law passed this spring, bass will expand its popularity from a favorite fishing target to the seafood sales list in the Sunshine State. At face...

California OKs new protections for leatherback sea turtles

Oct. 15, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has added the Pacific leatherback sea turtle to its endangered species list, guaranteeing more protections for a rapidly dwindling population. The California Fish and Game Commission voted Thursday to add the turtles under the...

Rare grizzly bear confirmed in northern Idaho forest

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife managers in northern Idaho are warning people to be on the watch for grizzly bears after one was recently reported in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. Idaho Fish and Game regional wildlife biologist Barb McCall Moore said in a...

Feds agree to keep cattle out of northern Arizona rivers

Oct. 14, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal land-management agencies have agreed to do more to keep cattle from grazing in sensitive habitat for threatened and endangered species in the Verde River watershed, settling a lawsuit filed by environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Steven DuBois, beloved and eclectic AP raconteur, dead at 53

Oct. 14, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steven DuBois, an Associated Press reporter who spent two decades sharing Oregon's biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide, died Tuesday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 53. Quiet and self-effacing, DuBois...

Elephant kills South African man in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools

Oct. 14, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A 71-year old South African tourist was trampled to death by an elephant “in full view” of his son at Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, the country’s parks agency said Thursday, days after another fatal encounter with an elephant occurred in a separate...

Maine senators join new push to preserve U.S. wildlife

Oct. 14, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators have signed on to a push to try to improve protections for America's wildlife. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're co-sponsoring the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. The proposal...

2 birds oiled in California pipeline spill treated, released

Oct. 13, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two birds oiled after an undersea pipeline ruptured off the Southern California coast have been treated and released. Workers brought the ruddy duck and eared grebe Wednesday to a shorefront park in a harbor area of Huntington Beach. The...

Injured bald eagle, found to be blind, euthanized

Oct. 13, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — An injured bald eagle found in Smithfield earlier this month had to be euthanized despite determined efforts to save the raptor, wildlife experts said. The male eagle with severe head trauma and damage to both eyes was found at Stump Pond on Oct....