Latest Wildlife population control News

Population increase for endangered red squirrels in Arizona

Dec. 02, 2022 12:15 PM EST

SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) — The latest survey shows another increase in the population of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona, according to authorities. State Game and Fish Department officials said Thursday that the annual survey...

Rat Attack: NYC seeks hands-on leader in anti-rodent fight

Dec. 01, 2022 16:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hate rats? Are you a “somewhat bloodthirsty” New Yorker with excellent communication skills and “a general aura of badassery”? Then you might have what it takes to be the city's new rat czar. Mayor Eric Adams’ administration posted a job listing this week...

Land Between the Lakes adds areas for archery deer hunters

Dec. 01, 2022 04:06 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes will open additional areas for archery deer hunting, officials said. The select areas, which are typically off-limits to hunting, will be open Dec. 1 through Jan. 16, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. They include the...

Montana judge to decide on wolf hunting limits

Nov. 28, 2022 21:02 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge said he would decide Tuesday whether to continue temporary limits he placed on wolf hunting or to restore quotas and hunting methods pending a trial over changes in the way the state estimates the size of the wolf population, which informs hunting quotas. ...

Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles

Nov. 25, 2022 23:24 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International...

DNR: Opening weekend deer kill up 14% from 2021

Nov. 22, 2022 13:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed 14% more deer during this year's nine-day gun season's opening weekend than in 2021 largely due to snow cover that made hunting easier, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources released data that shows hunters...

US, Trout Unlimited eye stream restoration on forest lands

Nov. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a five-year, $40 million agreement with the conservation group Trout Unlimited to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands that contain key habitat for trout and salmon. The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday...

Judge revives limits on wolf killing near Yellowstone park

Nov. 16, 2022 12:40 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has temporarily restricted wolf hunting and trapping near Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and imposed tighter statewide limits on killing the predators, over concerns that looser hunting rules adopted last year in the Republican-controlled state could...

Hippos, sharks up for protection at UN wildlife conference

Nov. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EST

Hippos poached for their skin and teeth, sharks targeted by the fin trade and a tiny frog with translucent skin are among the hundreds of species that could get greater protection at a United Nations wildlife conference opening Monday. The 184-nation Convention on International Trade...

Feds resume study of restoring grizzlies to North Cascades

Nov. 10, 2022 15:48 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday hailed a decision by the Biden administration to resume studying whether grizzly bears should be restored to the remote North Cascades mountains in Washington state. The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...