Latest Wildlife population control News

Pig-hunting derby in Guam to feed families amid pandemic

May. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Department of Agriculture in Guam has invited hunters to participate in a pig-hunting derby to provide food for families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The department announced that the two-day derby is scheduled to begin May 30, the Pacific Daily News reported. The derby...

Growing deer population leads to more muzzleloader permits

May. 23, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says excess deer populations in parts of the state means more hunting permits for muzzle loaders will be issued this year. Deer project leader Nick Fortin says deer populations in 10 of Vermont’s wildlife management units will be...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 13, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ May 12 The Winston-Salem Journal on protecting an endangered wolf species: Animal lovers were no doubt pleased to hear the announcement about the five new red wolf pups born in the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro on April 21. Three are males and two females;...

In this Monday, May 4, 2020 photo, a wild turkey crosses a field in Freeport, Maine. States around the country are encouraging hunters to hunt turkeys this spring despite social distancing rules. The hunt will look different than usual because of concerns about the virus. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Not giving it up cold turkey: Bird hunters just winging it

May. 9, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has canceled dozens of spring traditions, from college basketball's Final Four to Easter Sunday services, but there's one rite that's going on largely unfettered — turkey hunting. Every state except Alaska, which is the only state with no turkeys,...

Vermont holds online public meetings on deer

May. 3, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding two more online public hearings on deer hunting and the deer population. The department switched to electronic instead of in-person hearings to encourage social distancing and to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. The hearings...

Vermont to issue 55 moose hunt permits to help control ticks

Apr. 24, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is going to be issuing 55 moose hunting permits for the October season, the department announced Thursday. All the permits will be for hunting in an area of the Northeast Kingdom that borders New Hampshire and Quebec. Moose biologist Nick...

State report finds population of wolves grew 11% in 2019

Apr. 20, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The wolf population in Washington state increased by at least 19 animals in 2019, despite multiple lethal removals due to wolf-livestock conflict, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday. The agency estimated that the wolf population grew to an estimated 145 wolves...