Latest Wildlife population control News

After fewer bison left Yellowstone, population set to grow

Apr. 04, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fewer bison migrated out of Yellowstone National Park this winter than in years past, leading officials to drop plans to capture and remove some of the animals as part of a population control program. Almost 170 bison were shot by hunters just...

Scientists: Grizzlies expand turf but still need protection

Mar. 31, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitable for reintroducing the fearsome...

Grizzly guru tries to defuse human conflicts with bears

Mar. 28, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

KALISPELL, mont. (AP) — In 1988, the renowned grizzly bear biologist Tim Manley was working as a research assistant on the South Fork Flathead River, trying to devise a reliable method for counting grizzlies in the dense and mountainous terrain of the Northern Continental Divide. More than...

New study triples estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

Mar. 24, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There are about three times as many red snapper as previously estimated in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a study released Wednesday about the popular game and table fish over which recreational anglers and federal regulators have fought for years. ...

Plan would fund over $500K to rear 6 California condors

Mar. 04, 2021 08:11 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal wildlife authorities will take an unprecedented step in helping a wind energy company breed endangered California condors to replace the ones that have been killed by wind turbines. The energy company Avangrid’s proposed mitigation project...

Coyote hunts in Pennsylvania debated

Mar. 03, 2021 08:02 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dead Eastern coyote hung upside down above a bucket of dried blood in a rural Pennsylvania fire hall, its lips locked in a perpetual snarl. Some men crouched beside it, while other adults twirled spaghetti with a fork, looking...

Legislation aims to drastically reduce Idaho wolf population

Feb. 23, 2021 19:47 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A house panel on Tuesday introduced legislation allowing the use of snowmobiles, ATVs, powered parachutes and other methods to hunt and kill wolves year-round and with no limits in most of Idaho. The House Resources and Conservation Committee cleared...