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Twins were born on different days — and in different years

Jan. 17, 2022 00:09 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Lynn Eller Masingo has always had bragging rights over her fraternal twin, Gynn, for being born first. Not only by a few minutes, but by a year. And that’s only stretching the truth a little. Lynn was born at Statesville’s Davis Hospital at...

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

Jan. 15, 2022 16:45 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has Italian pork producers fearing significant economic damage to a major agricultural export and has forced curtailing of the official seasons to hunt for game and to gather prized truffles. Earlier this month, a...

Scientists: Duck is 1st wild bird flu case in US in 5 years

Jan. 14, 2022 18:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A duck killed by a hunter in South Carolina had a contagious and dangerous bird flu that has not been detected in the wild in the U.S. in five years, officials said. The flu poses a low risk to people but can spread quickly through chicken houses and other...

Deer tested in 2 N Louisiana parishes free of fatal disease

Jan. 07, 2022 12:58 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 300 deer tested in two parishes near Arkansas were all free of a deadly brain disease, so hunters in those parishes may resume baiting, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Friday. “The department is happy about the outcome,...

Northeast Michigan elk hunt offers lessons in resilience

Dec. 31, 2021 01:02 AM EST

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Half-hidden in the trees, the elk stood still as Chris Tjapkes aimed his rifle, trying to steady his hands. After a decade of living with Parkinson’s disease, he was used to their trembling. Even with the help of brain stimulation surgery and...

Buck found in Mississippi tests positive for CWD

Dec. 30, 2021 17:28 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A buck found near Vicksburg has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said Thursday. The department said the mature buck was reported in mid-December as potentially diseased given its...

Preliminary numbers show drop in Vermont deer hunt harvest

Dec. 30, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hunters in Vermont took more than 15,000 deer in this year's seasons, several thousand less than in 2020, based on preliminary reports, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The final tally will on the department’s website in early March...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Dec. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Dec. 26, 2021. Editorial: Here are our 5 birthday wishes for Iowa as our state turns 175 On Dec. 28, 1846, when President James K. Polk signed the bill making Iowa the 29th state, its population was estimated at 96,000 people. Since then, Iowans’...

Century-old, Wisconsin-made NESCO roasters a holiday staple

Dec. 27, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rick Carey knows he has a branding issue even though most Wisconsinites are well acquainted with the name. His 100-year-old company a block from the West Twin River makes food dehydrators, slow cookers, coffee urns and hand mixers. There are egg cookers,...

Wyoming may weigh ewe hunt to benefit bighorn sheep herds

Dec. 25, 2021 10:18 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — As a gaggle of grad students milled about, probing, prodding and drawing blood from three bighorn sheep, Aly Courtemanch was keeping her eyes peeled for something in particular. Plump ewes. “That one looks really good,” the Wyoming Game and...