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Missouri Poachers Busted with 471 Squirrels

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Missouri Poachers Busted with 471 Squirrels

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents Brad Hadley and Eric Long discovered a large group of non-residents in the Current River Conservation Area with an overlimit of squirrels in their possession. The group, comprised of 16 individuals, took 471 squirrels over two days. Missouri...
Maggie Hudlow Sep 21, 2021
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The Biggest Thing to Happen to Wildlife This Century

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The Biggest Thing to Happen to Wildlife This Century

What would Glenn Harper do with a million dollars? To start, he would bring more pronghorn back to the Santa Ana Pueblo on the Tamaya Indian Reservation, where he works for the Department of Natural Resources. Pronghorn and pronghorn hunting have high cultural significance for the Santa Ana people...
Katie Hill Sep 17, 2021
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The Leading Cause of Wildlife Biologist Deaths

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The Leading Cause of Wildlife Biologist Deaths

Wildlife biologists have died from falls, drownings, shootings, car accidents, and other factors since Aldo Leopold created their profession in 1937. But nothing kills them as often as airplane and helicopter crashes. Air crashes, in fact, accounted for 66% of the 122 job-related deaths of wildlife...
Patrick Durkin Sep 10, 2021
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Mother Punches Mountain Lion to Save Son

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Mother Punches Mountain Lion to Save Son

At 10:45 a.m. on Aug 26, a mountain lion attacked a 5-year-old boy in his front yard in Calabasas, California. The cat dragged the boy about 45 yards before his mother heard a cry for help. “The commotion caused by the attack and the boy’s screaming alerted the mom who was inside. She ran outside...
Maggie Hudlow Sep 1, 2021
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What Changes to the Migratory Bird Act Mean for Hunters

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What Changes to the Migratory Bird Act Mean for Hunters

If you ever visit Butte, Montana, take a spin past the Berkeley Pit. You might have heard of it, often in reference to waterfowl. The inactive open-pit copper mine is a mile wide, 900 feet deep, and holds a lake with tens of billions of gallons of contaminated groundwater. The pH level of the water...
Katie Hill Aug 26, 2021
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Why Coyotes are Attacking People in Vancouver

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Why Coyotes are Attacking People in Vancouver

Stanley Park is a 1,000-acre oasis of nature in the heart of Canada’s third largest city, boasting miles of trails, beaches, landmarks, and scenic views. According to the Vancouver park’s website, it offers “a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests.” Recently, the most...
Maggie Hudlow Aug 25, 2021
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Wyoming Guide Charged with 19 Poaching Violations

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Wyoming Guide Charged with 19 Poaching Violations

Melanie Peterson of Merna, Wyoming, is facing 19 misdemeanor charges for hunting violations. The charges include seven counts of taking game without a license or during a closed season, two counts of taking a furbearing animal without a license, and two counts of guiding without a license. Peterson...
Maggie Hudlow Aug 13, 2021
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Will Jaguars be Reintroduced in the US?

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Will Jaguars be Reintroduced in the US?

Large predator conservation is going well in the Lower 48. Wolf packs are thriving in Yellowstone and grizzly bear numbers have expanded considerably since they were listed as endangered in 1975. For some folks this is great news; for others, not so much. But one group of scientists believes there’s...
Jordan Sillars Aug 12, 2021
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Alberta Woman Killed by Black Bear While Planting Trees

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Alberta Woman Killed by Black Bear While Planting Trees

On July 31, a woman was fatally mauled by a black bear about 140 miles northwest of Edmonton, Alberta. The bear attacked the 26-year-old around 3 p.m. while she was working in the remote Swan Hills area, which she had accessed by helicopter to plant trees. "Some effort was put in to try to scare the...
Maggie Hudlow Aug 6, 2021
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Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

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Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

At nearly 67,000 acres, the Poverty Flats Fire in Eastern Montana is the state’s largest wildfire of the year so far. Amazingly, the sizable blaze hasn’t claimed any structures yet—but it’s certainly displacing wildlife. The most jarring example is a July 30 video taken by Chris Sharpe, a member of...
Spencer Neuharth Aug 2, 2021
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12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

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12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. We all know that 202...
Maggie Hudlow Jul 30, 2021
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