North Dakota hunters had a smaller chance of downing a doe or buck last season among the lowest deer population in three decades, and wildlife officials say stemming the decline of the animals' habitat is key to restoring both.
Oregon wildlife officials have removed a cougar trap from a Eugene park even though trail cameras have shown a third cougar in the area. Two other cougars were earlier trapped and killed after recent livestock kills.
Why the marshes have been hit with a plague of undersized trout is anyone's guess. Anglers have theorized it's the result of a really strong spawn during the summer of 2013, but it's too soon to tell whether that's the case.
Researchers now have better data on where whitetail bucks disappear to during the rut, whether does really are more vigilant than bucks, and how to treat acorn trees to maximize the food they provide for deer.
Lawmakers didn't have it take effect immediately. That means the effective date will be 90 days after the legislative session ends this fall, which rules out a wolf hunt until next year at the earliest.