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2022 Maine moose permit lottery application now open

2022 Maine moose permit lottery application now open

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Maine’s annual moose permit lottery process is now open for 2022. Applications will be accepted online only. Applicants will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) they are willing to accept a permit in, and if they would accept a permit in another WMD if their name is drawn and all o... READ MORE

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

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