This winter’s merciless conditions have brought reports of wildlife struggling to survive all across the country. The Minnesota DNR reluctantly rolled out an emergency feeding plan for its whitetails and a cold-stun kill in North Carolina devastated trout fishing prospects. And even though we’ve officially made it to spring, scientists say the effects from this winter will persist for months to come in the Great Lakes region.
Hunters say wildlife officials overestimated the number of big cats and set quotas too high for the Bitterroot Watershed.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have shot one bear and euthanized five others during an investigation.
Officials say this might be the last week of Minnesota's emergency deer feeding plan.
Jackie and Bubba of Ratcliffe, Texas spotted the hairless animal munching on corn in a tree on their property and trapped it in a cage. They then proceeded to nickname the creature “Chupie” after the blood-sucking chupacabras of Latin American legend. Then came the interviews for local news teams.
An extended ice cover will likely cause a surge of fish kills, and first regulated elk hunt pushed back at least one more year.
More than 1,000 South Carolina hunters received special permits this winter to hunt double-crested cormorants on two lakes in the east-central part of the state. In the span of just one month, hunters harvested 11,653 of the fish-eating birds. One hunter alone reported killing 278 birds, according to The State newspaper.
Big changes are in the works for bowhunting in Connecticut. Not only is bowhunting on the rise among the state’s hunters, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is also considering lifting the ban on Sunday hunting for deer hunters using bows.
Just 30 student athletes from three Minnesota high school teams participated in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League in 2008. Six years later MSHSCTL has exploded into Minnesota’s fastest-growing high school sport.
A family boating just south of the Alaskan border captures incredible footage of killer whales hunting sea lions.
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