ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wildlife officials have embarked on an effort to restore the northern bobwhite quail population.
Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that 12,000 bobwhite quail have been added at wildlife management areas across the state.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Climate change could make it more challenging to conserve and manage the state’s most at-risk fish, wildlife and plants, Idaho officials said.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Monday released its draft Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan that will guide its management actions for the next decade.
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A wildfire that has forced evacuations and destroyed some homes in the Nebraska Panhandle grew to about 25 square miles (65 square kilometers) Monday, but firefighters were managing to limit the spread of the fire.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the $600 million it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous.”
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three endangered Florida panthers have died after being struck by vehicles over the past week.
They're the 12th, 13th and 14th panther deaths attributed to fatal collisions, out of 14 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
It’s the 12th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 12 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
RICHLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wolf was killed in northeast Oregon and the state is seeking the public’s help to find the person or people involved, officials said.
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division said Wednesday in a news release that the wolf was killed in the Keating Wildlife Management Unit.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An addition to the Old Trace Creek Wildlife Management Area in eastern Kentucky has more than doubled its size, officials said.
The 550-acre (222-hectares) Staggs Branch addition is just north of Old Trace Creek in Lewis County, a statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife said.
LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
It’s the ninth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of nine total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would allow hunting on Sundays in wildlife management areas run by the state of South Carolina is getting a hearing on Tuesday.
South Carolina is one of only a few states that restrict hunting on Sundays, a prohibition going back to blue laws at the founding of the United States that banned many activities on what early churchgoers considered a day a rest.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Around 150 people made up of various law enforcement agencies, experts and others are scouring land in southeastern Nebraska in search of a woman who’s been missing for more than nine months.
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new wildlife management area will open next month in western Kentucky.
The Harris-Dickerson Wildlife Management Area in Hopkins County will open April 1 and provide opportunities for hunting, fishing and watching wildlife, a statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men died when their helicopter crashed in rough terrain near Lake Okeechobee, officials said Saturday.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Richard Preiser, 71, and Thomas Stout, 65, both of Delray Beach, died when their helicopter crashed Friday afternoon in the J.W.
CRAWFORD, Miss. (AP) — Residents are weighing in on an attempt to return a public wildlife management area in eastern Mississippi to private ownership.
The state purchased most of the property for the Black Prairie Wildlife Management Area from a private landowner in the late 1990s, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Public hearings will be held this month on the status of the migratory game bird populations and this year's proposed hunting seasons for them in areas of Vermont and New York, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A moose on the loose in a Massachusetts city was tranquilized Tuesday and moved to a more appropriate setting, state wildlife officials said.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is proposing a fall moose hunt in the northeastern part of the state to reduce the effects of winter ticks on the animal's population.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday appointed former Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche to serve in the Vermont House of Representatives.
Laroche, a Republican from Franklin, replaces Republican Rep.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s spring snow goose hunting season starts next month.
The season runs from March 11 through April 23 statewide.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed the reduction of the population of migrating greater and lesser snow geese as well as Ross’ geese each year since 2009 by issuing a conservation order, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said.
WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is seeking to buy and conserve nearly 350 acres of land in Wallingford that would be added to the existing Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Kate Wanner of the Trust for Public Land, which is working with the Department of Fish and Wildlife on the purchase, says the town will be compensated for the loss in taxes through the state’s payment in lieu of taxes program.
JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — One of two teenagers badly burned in a New Year’s Day cabin fire in west-central Iowa has died of his injuries, officials said.
Harley McDonald, 15, died in an Iowa City burn unit, Greene County Sheriff Jack Williams said Sunday.
CLAIRFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — Wildlife officials are offering a $4,000 reward for information about the poaching of an elk that was shot to death in northeast Tennessee.
MILTON, Vt. (AP) — A sandplain restoration project is going to begin at the Sandbar Wildlife Management Area in Milton with a timber harvest, according to the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A member of Mississippi's wildlife, fisheries and parks commission says the commission may step back from a proposal to reduce the area for duck hunting at a popular wildlife management site.
MARION COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — A 37-year-old Iowa man was killed while deer hunting this weekend.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Nathan Allen Sharpnack of Winterset was shot Saturday afternoon while hunting with a large group of people in the Red Rock Wildlife Management Area north of Knoxville, Iowa.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A fire that has burned about 2,560 acres in northwest Nebraska was about 40% contained, officials said Tuesday.
The fire in the Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area in Scotts Bluff and Banner counties began Sunday and efforts to contain it are expected to last through the week, The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Commissioners in North Dakota's largest city will be asked Monday to consider ending a wildlife management program that allows bow hunters to kill deer within city limits.
Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibloski said a recent study shows that harvest rates are low, the plan is no longer effective and it has created a public safety threat.
ELY, Nev. (AP) — A 65-year-old Las Vegas man died after falling off his kayak during a fishing trip at the Kirch Wildlife Management Area in northeast Nye County about 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Ely, the Nevada Department of Wildlife said Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Army training will shut down hunting next weekend at a state wildlife management area, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.
The Fort Polk-Vernon Wildlife Management Area will be closed Oct.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia firearms deer hunting season opened Saturday, and state wildlife officials are optimistic.
“With some awesome bucks already taken in archery season, I think we are in for an excellent firearms season," Charlie Killmaster, state deer biologist for the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, said in a news release.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A 71-year old South African tourist was trampled to death by an elephant “in full view” of his son at Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, the country’s parks agency said Thursday, days after another fatal encounter with an elephant occurred in a separate park.
JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit organization and two Tennessee state agencies have expanded protection of conserved property in the Cumberland Plateau by more than 11,700 acres (4,734 hectares).
CLENDENIN, W.Va. (AP) — The Morris Creek Wildlife Management Area is no longer part of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wildlife management system and is closed to the public, the agency said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is asking for public input on whether state leased Wildlife Management Areas should be open for hunting on Sundays.
The Department of Natural Resources has an online survey up until July 28 as well as four public hearings planned across the state over the next two weeks.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offered 40 permits to hunt moose during its annual lottery drawing on Friday.
Winners were selected from a pool of 6,195 applicants.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A black bear out for a stroll managed to trek from Barre, Massachusetts, to Nashua, New Hampshire, in just 10 days, officials said.
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife tagged the bear on May 17 and released it in the Worcester County town, MassLive reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is taking lottery applications to harvest alligators on public lands.
Applications are due by June 30 for hunts from Aug.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office says a U.S. Interior Department plan to consider if bison should be reintroduced to a sprawling refuge in central Montana raises questions about federal intrusion into state wildlife management...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly 30 retired state, federal and tribal wildlife managers sent a letter Wednesday to Idaho Republican Gov...
PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — The rising Mississippi River is about to close a wildlife management area north-northeast of New Orleans...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new wildlife management area has opened in eastern Kentucky.
The Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spans nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) across a bend in the Kentucky River near Lock and Dam 13 in Estill and Lee counties, the Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources said in a statement...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will be getting over $8.75 million to support wildlife and fish restoration and vulnerable species conservation...
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died following a fight with another panther...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Parks authorities in Zimbabwe said Monday that the recent deaths of elephants have been caused by a bacterial disease that has previously affected elephants in Asia and other animals in southern Africa, although more tests will still be carried out...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery...
GERING, Neb. (AP) — As wildfires rage across the western United States, some 200 firefighters from four states will gather in western Nebraska this weekend to train for battling fire in rugged terrain...
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia’s Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The number of elephants dying in western Zimbabwe from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22, and “more deaths are expected,” a spokesman for the country’s parks agency said Wednesday...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, could be the cause of the death of 11 elephants in a forest in western Zimbabwe, a parks agency spokesman said Tuesday...