Hawaii lighting plan will protect birds and allow football
HONOLULU (AP) — A plan to minimize the effects of strobe lights on endangered seabirds will allow at least three Friday night football games on Kauai this fall.
Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation
OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning.
Colorado Editorial Roundup
The Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 17, on new state park opening up:
Fisher's Peak has tantalized outdoor enthusiasts in Southern Colorado for years. The mountain near Trinidad has been as...
3 hunters injured in 2 Montana grizzly attacks
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials...
Oregon drivers can buy vouchers for wildlife license plate
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon car owners could have the option of a new license plate if an Oregon Wildlife Foundation design is approved.
The Statesman Journal reports the foundation began a...
Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters
Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi's public waters, says state alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt.
University developing faster test for fatal deer disease
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota's archery deer season gets underway, hunters in the state's hot zones for chronic wasting disease still have to wait days to find out if their venison is safe...
Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died
BANGKOK (AP) — More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said...
Minnesota waterfowl managers predict good duck hunting
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers say duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota's regular waterfowl season opens Saturday morning.
Oregon bans trapping of rare, cat-like Humboldt marten
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cat-like creature in Oregon's coastal forests that's so rare it was once thought to be extinct can no longer be hunted, trapped or collected as roadkill under new rules...
Official: Development of salmon-saving policies takes time
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say it will take time for the governor's Salmon Working Group to come up with policies in hopes of helping salmon recover.
Montanans urged to pick backyard fruit, discourage bears
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to pick the low-hanging fruit from their backyard trees to avoid attracting hungry bears.
US Fish & Wildlife issues advisories for lamprey treatments
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is issuing water quality advisories ahead of sea lamprey control activities in Lake Champlain tributaries in Vermont and New...
3 years after storm, Saxon Harbor reopens on Lake Superior
SAXON HARBOR, Wis. (AP) — More than three years have passed since torrents of rain overwhelmed Oronto and Parker creeks and sent waves of mud into the marina.
Hawaii wind farm allowed to increase incidental bat deaths
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii state and federal agencies have approved an energy company's request to increase the number of allowed incidental bat deaths at its Maui wind farm, officials...
Vermont Fish and Wildlife invites public to bird bandings
ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting bird lovers to learn more about bird banding and conservation at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison and...
Harbor seals released by SeaLife Center into Kachemak Bay
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — Two young harbor seals are back where they belong after being rehabilitated through the Alaska SeaLife Center's Wildlife Response Program and released into Kachemak...
- The Spokesman-ReviewWhere to go, what to hunt: Eastern Washington’s 2019 prospectsSeptember 12, 2019
- Portage Daily RegisterPolice apologize after officer kills wild crane at busy Portage parkSeptember 5, 2019
- The News-TimesEndangered Species Act in danger under Trump administrationAugust 15, 2019
- Jackson Hole DailyHomeless camps a growing concern in Karns MeadowAugust 7, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanWestern way of life includes respect for grizzliesAugust 2, 2019
Maine hunters get more cracks at wild turkeys this fall
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine wild turkey hunters will be able to take more of the big birds this year than in previous years in some parts of the state.
Agreement means feds to decide on prairie bird designation
DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a recommendation by May 2021 whether the lesser prairie chicken should be...
Unknown predator attacks farm and kills 7 goats
BENSON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farmer has lost 13 goats to an unknown animal.
Falkenbury Farm in Rutland County reports seven goats died and six more are missing following an attack.
Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across US West
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the wide-ranging bird species...
Colorado man bitten by black bear shot by hunting partner
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man was injured when he was bitten by a bear that had been shot by his hunting partner.
The Durango Herald reports the man and a woman encountered the male...
House votes to bar Arctic drilling; Senate action unlikely
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move...
Minnesota confirms outbreak of deadly deer disease
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly deer virus has been confirmed in a group of whitetails in central Minnesota.
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, known as EHD, isn't contagious but can sharply reduce...
Rabid bats found along river in Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park officials say two dead bats found along the Colorado River inside the park tested positive for rabies.
Swim! Be free! Trapped manatees escape Florida river wall
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials believe a manatee and her baby have been freed from being trapped behind an underwater retention fence where they found refuge last week from...
- ACCESSWIREYowie Supported the Wildlife Conservation Society to Help Protect Animals Around the WorldSeptember 3, 2019
- Business WireHigh Hopes for Global Wildlife Treaty to Defeat African Tree PoachingAugust 16, 2019
- Business WireEsri and the Jane Goodall Institute Partner to Provide Community Mapping Tools to Protect NatureJuly 8, 2019
- Business WireRES Expands West Coast Team with Regulatory & Fisheries Expertise, New OfficesJune 27, 2019
- Business WireModern Huntsman Redefines the Hunting Narrative with Volume Three, Wildlife ManagementJune 25, 2019
Conservationists, hunters criticize Alaska mining road plan
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and hunters have criticized a state proposal to construct a mining road through northwest Alaska, a report said.
Louisiana’s dove season: 62 ticketed in 1st weekend
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents ticketed 62 people in 17 parishes for a total of 78 alleged hunting violations during the first weekend of...
Mining waste contaminants suspected in Montana fish kill
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A fish kill in Montana has been blamed on mining waste washed into a river during recent heavy rains.
The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that a state Fish, Wildlife...
Fish-friendly changes at Nevada dam to help threatened trout
WADSWORTH, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials are making fish-friendly modifications to a northern Nevada dam that for more than a century has blocked off native spawning grounds for a threatened trout...
Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos
CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species,...
Fleeing Dorian, manatees stuck behind wall in Florida river
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A mother and baby manatee have been trapped behind an underwater wall in a Florida river for the past week after seeking shelter there from Hurricane Dorian.
Thirsty animals get help from state wildlife officials
PHOENIX (AP) — Thirsty wildlife around Arizona are getting help from the state.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has hauled more than 1.5 million gallons (5,678 cubic meters) of water to...
Montana grizzly bear euthanized after raiding occupied camps
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An adult male grizzly bear has been euthanized after raiding occupied camps in Montana.
KFBB-TV reports the bear weighing about 300 pounds (136 kilograms) was put...
Officials: Feral Canadian hogs encroaching on Montana border
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say feral hogs from Canada encroaching on Montana's northern border are a serious concern for farmers and others.
US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states...
Biologists to start tracking pronghorn antelope in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the agency plans to start tracking pronghorn antelope to learn more about the species and identify migration patterns...
Black bear bites woman’s ankle in Longwood gated community
LAKEWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman was bitten on the ankle by a black bear outside her home.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says she was...
Colorado bear likely caused cub’s accidental dumpster death
DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials say a mother bear may have caused a dumpster to tip over and accidentally kill her cub.
The Denver Post reports a bear was likely climbing into or...
Reward for info on shooting of pelicans along Montana river
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information in the shooting of possibly dozens of pelicans along the Bighorn River.
Rule changes to combat damage from wildlife considered
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing state regulations to help landowners combat damage from wildlife and feral hogs.
Firefighting training set for Wildcat Hills wildlife area
GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Gering Fire Department will lead fire training exercises on public land in the Panhandle for the annual West Nebraska Engine Academy.
Montana conservation easement on Yellowstone River proposed
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials propose to pay $3.4 million to ensure public access to a large area on the Yellowstone River.
The proposed conservation easement purchase by Montana...
Pope denounces exploitation of Madagascar’s unique resources
ANTANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the illegal logging and exploitation of Madagascar's unique natural resources on Saturday as he opened a visit to the Indian Ocean nation by...
Lawsuit over shooting death of LaVoy Finicum dismissed
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal lawsuit related to the shooting of rancher Robert LaVoy Finicum has been dismissed.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the civil suit was filed in U.S....
Whale entanglements along West Coast drop by nearly half
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A conservation group says the number of whales entangled in crab fishing gear along the West Coast dropped by nearly half this year after a lawsuit settlement ended...
New tests find lower radioactivity near Colorado arms plant
DENVER (AP) — A new round of soil testing near a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver found no radioactivity above the cleanup standard.