Police are urging residents not to leave small animals or children outside unattended. They also warn residents whose pets are attacked not to touch any saliva left by the coyote. That could transit rabies if the animal has the virus.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have seen a drop in bobcat numbers in those areas. The decline is attributed to a cyclical population shift, but the agency doesn't want to exacerbate the drop through hunting and trapping.
An Idaho company is facing more than $15,000 in fines after one of its employees was killed in a bear mauling last year while he was conducting research alone and without bear spray or other personal defense tools in a wilderness area known to have grizzly bears.
Spring and summer are hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking seasons. It is also the time of year when ticks are out. Take precautions and avoid tick bites. They can be much more than just an inconvenience.
Scientists do know that genetics account for a whopping 85 percent of a human’s susceptibility to mosquito bites. They've also identified certain elements of body chemistry that, when found in excess on the skin's surface, make mosquitoes swarm closer.
Keeping animals and motorists safe is the aim of two wildlife underpasses that were incorporated into a $10.6 million reconstruction of Highway 200. The high-traffic highway runs through the heart of a bustling wildlife corridor, prompting the extra spending so wildlife can cross under rather than across the highway.
WINK News reports a pledge, along with a $5,000 reward offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, pushes to $15,000 the total reward being offered.
Game wardens learned of the alligator's killing earlier this week, including details and photos posted on social media. The wardens used the same social media outlet to solicit clues leading to the two.
A bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the northwestern state of Oregon made it through the state Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.
Grand View Outdoors takes this diminutive new rifle through its paces for the first time against some Florida hogs and coyotes. At 6.2 pounds, the Lightweight Mountain Rifle offers a lot of versatility in a slimmed down package.
“It's kind of a unique area in terms of the Continental Divide on the Helena National Forest,” said John Gatchell, MWA conservation director. “It's proximity to rich wildlife habitat and what we've seen showing up with the diversity of life, it's a neat thing for people to get engaged with.”
Visitors can walk through a man-made cypress swamp, go bowling or shoot arrows at the archery range. A 105-room hotel designed like a hunting lodge has balconies overlooking the indoor swamp. There are also live ducks, alligators and fish.