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Wildlife chief: Big cats just a Louisiana fantasy

Black panther hoaxes, as well as reported sightings of large tan cats like cougars or mountain lions, become so numerous during hunting season.
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New Hampshire Outdoor Women program coming this winter

Women interested in learning outdoor skills ranging from survival in the cold to ice fishing can sign up for a one-day workshop offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
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Wolf kill total remains 20 in chill-slowed Upper Peninsula hunt

The take in the first Upper Peninsula wolf hunt in four decades remains at 20, as frigid weather continues to keep the killing down.
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Mountain lion hunting closed in southwest North Dakota

Late-season mountain lion hunting in southwestern North Dakota is closed, after the seventh big cat was killed.
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Deep snow and cold already affecting Minnesota deer

The winter has gotten off to a challenging start for white-tailed deer in northeastern Minnesota, where the deep snow and bitter cold already are pushing them into mid-winter behavior patterns.
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Nevada sage grouse critics call feds closed-minded

An ex-state lawmaker and longtime critic of U.S. land managers says he's convinced the feds have already made up their mind to list the Greater sage grouse as a threatened or endangered species.
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Deer die-off leads to reduced hunting plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has given initial approval to limiting how many mule deer and white-tailed deer hunters will be able to kill following a deer die-off that has reduced populations.
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Frustration grows over inaction on deer population

Efforts to reduce Bloomington's urban deer population appear to have stalled a year after city leaders adopted recommendations from a task force that suggested ways to cull the herd.
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Fur trapper tradition lives on in Pennsylvania

Some 40,000 furtaker licenses were sold in the state last year, nearly double the amount sold in 2002.
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Judge denies Wisconsin Chippewa's night deer hunt bid

The state Department of Natural Resources has long banned hunting deer at night out of safety concerns.
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