Wildlife Management

New Jersey Woman Mauled by Bear While Checking Her Mail

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New Jersey Woman Mauled by Bear While Checking Her Mail

A 34-year-old woman in New Jersey was attacked by a black bear last week as she walked from her Sussex County home to her mailbox. The attack took place on Wednesday, May 11 at approximately 4:30 p.m. According to local reports, the woman saw two or three bears before she found herself engaged in “a...
Travis Hall May 17, 2022
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New Study Claims Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers Not Extinct

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New Study Claims Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers Not Extinct

In October of last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that 23 species of birds, mussels, bats, and fish had gone extinct. One of those species, the ivory-billed woodpecker, had been on the Endangered Species List since 1967 but hadn’t been officially seen since 1944. The key word here...
Ryan Callaghan May 12, 2022
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U.S. Soldier Killed by Bear While Training in Alaska

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U.S. Soldier Killed by Bear While Training in Alaska

On May 10, a U.S. Army soldier passed away at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) near Anchorage, Alaska, due to injuries sustained in a bear attack. According to a press release from JBER, the 673d Security Forces Squadron initially responded to the incident and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are...
Maggie Hudlow May 11, 2022
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Coyote Attacks 2-Year-Old Boy on Front Porch

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Coyote Attacks 2-Year-Old Boy on Front Porch

City officials, game wardens, and animal control authorities in Dallas, Texas, are reeling after an urban coyote dragged a 2-year-old boy off his front porch in the early morning hours of May 3, 2022. The boy’s name is Landon Thomas, and the injuries that he sustained during the attack sent him to a...
Travis Hall May 10, 2022
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Video: Foxes Jumping on Trampoline

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Video: Foxes Jumping on Trampoline

Foxes have gotten a lot of bad press lately—from biting a congressman to breaking into the Smithsonian National Zoo and killing 25 flamingos to carrying the highly pathogenic avian influenza. So here’s a clip of some foxes getting into a bit of good trouble. In some instances, wildlife interacting...
Maggie Hudlow May 10, 2022
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Video: Beaver Crushed by Falling Tree

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Video: Beaver Crushed by Falling Tree

MeatEater viewer Shanen Pitzer came across this gruesome scene while foraging morels in Illinois. While beavers are known for being incredibly resourceful engineers, the talented sawyers of the animal kingdom, they didn’t get that way by accident. Or maybe they got that way because of accidents...
MeatEater Staff May 6, 2022
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Wild Animal Kills Flamingo Flock at Famous American Zoo

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Wild Animal Kills Flamingo Flock at Famous American Zoo

Twenty-five American flamingos and one Northern pintail duck were killed at the Smithsonian National Zoo this week in what appears to be a lone-fox attack. Three additional flamingos were injured and are receiving treatment at the Zoo’s veterinary hospital, officials announced in a press release...
Jordan Sillars May 5, 2022
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Poaching Bust Leads to Over 100 Charges in Multiple States

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Poaching Bust Leads to Over 100 Charges in Multiple States

Six people are facing a slew of criminal charges after a multi-agency investigation tied them to more than 100 poaching-related violations in Vermont and New Hampshire. According to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFW), which headed up a joint investigation with assistance from New...
Travis Hall May 2, 2022
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Live 7-Foot Sturgeon in Car Trunk Leads to Massive Poaching Ring Bust

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Live 7-Foot Sturgeon in Car Trunk Leads to Massive Poaching Ring Bust

On Mar. 12, 2022, officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) pulled over a 31-year-old man named Andrew Chao. Upon inspection of the vehicle, they found a live white sturgeon in the trunk of his small sedan. The fish, so large that it barely fit the confines of Chao’s trunk...
Travis Hall Apr 26, 2022
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California Hunters Claim Victory in Bear Hunt Battle

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California Hunters Claim Victory in Bear Hunt Battle

Hunters and conservationists across the country are celebrating after attempts to outlaw black bear hunting in California fell flat for the second year in a row. In a 4-0 vote during an April 21 meeting, members of the California Fish and Game Commission voted to deny a petition from the Humane...
Travis Hall Apr 25, 2022
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Ohio Man Scams 59 People with Fake Hunting Leases

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Ohio Man Scams 59 People with Fake Hunting Leases

In 2019, Nathanal L. Knox plotted and implemented a scheme that was sure to land him some money. This year it landed him a seat in the courtroom, too. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Knox placed advertisements on at least 38 Facebook pages, including Hunt Florida, Ohio...
Maggie Hudlow Apr 22, 2022
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