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Panel says federal wolf plan used unproven science

A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback.
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Indiana help available for game bird habitat

Indiana landowners who want to help boost the state's dwindling quail and pheasant populations can get state reimbursement for their expenses creating habitat for the prized game birds.
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Vermont man sentenced for deer poaching

Douglas Vezina was charged with shooting two young bucks without a license during the 2013 deer rifle season after the department received a tip.
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Bigger bag limits for deer helping Maryland farmers

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says bigger bag limits for deer hunters in most of the state are helping reduce crop damage.
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Clues elusive in suspected California mountain lion attack

California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Lt. Patrick Foy says samples gathered from 48-year-old Raymond Navarro and his Riverside County campsite have not been good enough to get conclusive results.
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9th bighorn sheep dies in mountain near Tucson

State wildlife officials say a ninth bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson where 31 bighorns were released late last year.
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Duck stamp price may climb higher

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act bill, currently in the U.S. Senate, would increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25.
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Texas says it's legal to hunt Bigfoot

The Lone Star state won't confirm Bigfoot exists but they'll gladly let you buy a hunting license and try your hand at finding him, her, um...it.
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VIDEO: Fisherman loses catch to piranhas

It's the stuff of bad B-horror films, nightmares and eery stories. It's also very real. Piranhas like eat. Watch as a fisherman finds this out while reeling in his catch.
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Protests spur New York officials to scale back deer cull

An ambitious plan to eliminate about 10 percent of the estimated 30,000 white-tailed deer inundating eastern Long Island, from posh Hamptons estates to agriculturally rich vineyards and vegetable farms, has been severely scaled back following protests and a court challenge by animal welfare advocates, hunters and others.
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