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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 28, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 24, 2022. Editorial: After abortion ban, do you think Missouri and Kansas right-wingers will stop there? The U.S. Supreme Court — untethered to facts, precedent, the law or the Constitution — has declared all American women second-class...

Grand Canyon won't seek volunteers to kill bison this fall

Jun. 26, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bison herd that lives almost exclusively in the northern reaches of Grand Canyon National Park won't be targeted for lethal removal there this fall. The park used skilled volunteers selected through a highly competitive and controversial lottery last year...

Reynolds expands deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

Jun. 21, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa hunters will be able to use semi-automatic weapons including AR-15 rifles to kill deer in more parts of the state during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Iowa lawmakers passed the bill in May and it...

Alligator found dead from gunfire in S. Carolina community

Jun. 20, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — The manager of a gated community on the South Carolina coast says a dead alligator found on the property had been shot. The alligator carcass was collected and removed last week from private property on Hilton Head Plantation, general manager Peter...

40 permits given to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall

Jun. 17, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Forty people on Friday were offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall following the state's 35th annual lottery. Winners were selected from a pool of 6,033 applicants. The overall odds of being drawn this year were 1 in 96 for residents and 1 in...

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

Jun. 16, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice, a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to “hang on.” But it’s far from “a life raft” for the...

Iowa lawmakers OK deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

May. 24, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deer hunters would be able to use semi-automatic rifles during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill approved by lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor. The measure given final approval by the House is designed to help control the...

Deer hunting: Early velvet season for bucks set

May. 21, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deer hunters in Mississippi will have a chance to harvest a buck in velvet during the state’s first early archery hunt in September. The season is set for Sept. 16-18. Russ Walsh, wildlife chief of staff for the Mississippi Department of...

Arizona House passes bipartisan election bills

May. 17, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has approved several election bills in bipartisan votes. The measures approved Tuesday, which have all already passed the Senate, make relatively minor changes to election procedures. One would raise the threshold for triggering an automatic recount...

Viral disease reduces deer hunt licenses in North Dakota

May. 10, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of licenses for this year's deer hunt in North Dakota has been reduced because of an outbreak of a viral disease last year. The state Game and Fish Department is making 64,200 licenses available, down 8,000 from last year. ...