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Harvest wolves now only if human life in danger

Harvest wolves now only if human life in danger

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) no longer has management authority over gray wolves, and they can no longer be hunted or trapped in South Dakota, following the Feb. 10 District Court ruling that reinstates wolves under the Endangered Species Act, with exception of wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Following 45 years of protection... READ MORE

2021 bear harvest totals decline as expected

2021 bear harvest totals decline as expected

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Bear hunters took 1,346 black bears during the 2021 hunting seasons, an estimated 403 bears in the Northern Zone and 943 bears in the Southern Zone. This represents roughly 30% fewer bears taken in the north and 20% fewer taken in the south than in 2020, but only about 10% fewer than the five-year average harvest in each zone. Throughout the state... READ MORE

Wolf harvest season, other rules eliminated

Wolf harvest season, other rules eliminated

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Following a U.S. District court ruling on Feb. 10 that returns wolves in the lower 48 states to the Federal Endangered Species List, Wisconsin is not authorized to implement a wolf harvest season. The U.S. District court’s ruling Feb. 10 returned wolves in the lower 48 states (except the northern Rocky Mountains region) to the Federal Endang... READ MORE

With gray wolf protections restored, 2 state laws suspended

With gray wolf protections restored, 2 state laws suspended

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

An order Feb. 10, 2022, from a federal court in California returns gray wolves, including those in Michigan, to the federal list of endangered species. The ruling means that two state laws governing the ability to kill wolves preying on livestock, pets and hunting dogs have been immediately suspended. However, livestock compensation and update to... READ MORE

Foundation strongly disagrees ruling on wolf relisting

Foundation strongly disagrees ruling on wolf relisting

By Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly disagrees with a ruling by a federal judge in California to restore federal protections to gray wolf populations in the Lower 48. “Scientists, biologists and professional wildlife managers agree that wolf populations are stable and growing,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “As s... READ MORE

$1.5 billion distributed from Wildlife and Sport Fish

$1.5 billion distributed  from Wildlife and Sport Fish

By US Interior Department

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau has announced the disbursement of over $1.5 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) Acts. “Hunters, anglers,... READ MORE

Hunters take 70,845 deer during 2021-2022

Hunters take 70,845 deer during 2021-2022

By Hunters take 70,845 deer during 2021-2022

Deer hunters harvested 70,845 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons from Sept. 10, 2021, through Feb. 3, 2022. Frederick County led the state in harvest totals. The statewide harvest included 27,947 antlered and 39,498 antlerless white-tailed deer, plus 1,541 antlered and 1,859 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 13%... READ MORE

Hunting success ends four-year pursuit and obsession

Hunting success ends four-year pursuit and obsession

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: After downing the buck he had chased for four years, Dan Collins celebrates with neighbors Vance Wood, right, and Drew Brooks. For Vance Wood, Conservation Enforcement Officer with Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, helping new or less experienced hunters achieve success is one of his main endeavors. Those opportunities occur in a va... READ MORE

Feral hog partnership removes more than 9,800 feral hogs

Feral hog partnership removes more than 9,800 feral hogs

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri’s Feral Hog Elimination Partnership removed 9,857 feral hogs from the landscape in 2021. Since 2016, more than 54,000 feral hogs have been eliminated. The Partnership is made up of 13 federal and state agencies along with numerous agriculture and conservations organizations. “I’m really proud of the progress that the Par... READ MORE

Electronic posting available for private lands

Electronic posting available for private lands

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Landowners interested in posting private land electronically for the 2022-23 hunting season can now enroll through July 1. The July 1 deadline is necessary to produce print material and digital content prior to hunting seasons that begin in August. Lands posted during the 2022 enrollment period will go into effect August 1 and extend through July ... READ MORE

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