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Fish and Game seek information on antelope poaching

ARCO, Idaho — Wildlife officials in eastern Idaho are looking for whoever used a vehicle to run down and kill four antelope in an agricultural field.

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Ohio sends seized tigers, big cats out of state

TOLEDO, Ohio — Six tigers and four other exotic animals seized by Ohio officials from their owner in January have been moved from a temporary holding facility to animal sanctuaries in three other states, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

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Officers cite 2 men for trying to net fish on Gull Lake

NISSWA, Minn. — Conservation officers issued citations to two tribal members who attempted to net fish on Gull Lake in Nisswa on Friday, the second day of efforts by activists to assert rights they say they hold under an 1855 treaty.

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Ohio zoo sending endangered rhino to Indonesia to mate

CINCINNATI — An Ohio zoo that has the last Sumatran rhino in the United States announced plans Tuesday to send him to Southeast Asia on a mission to mate and help preserve his critically endangered species.

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Ellisville to use police to control deer population

ELLISVILLE, Mo. — Aldermen in Ellisville have given police authority to use rifles to reduce the growing deer population in the St. Louis County town.

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Iowa poultry producers plan for possible return of bird flu

RUDD, Iowa — Iowa poultry farmers are bracing for the possibility that bird flu will return this fall when wild birds migrate south, but hope that won't happen.

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Metamora native in mustang makeover contest

METAMORA, Ill. — As her American mustang, Gus, reared up on its hind legs in dissent, Kaylee Kapraun sat firmly in the saddle, frowning in disapproval.

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'Dark day' for Mille Lacs walleye stirs uncertainty, anger

ISLE, Minn. — On the wind-swept shores of Lake Mille Lacs, the abrupt end to this year's walleye fishing season sunk in Monday with a mix of nervousness, resentment and resolve.

August 03, 2015 12:01 pmLoading…

Wandering black bear returns to Indiana after Michigan visit

INDIANAPOLIS — A wild black bear that's been roaming far northern Indiana for nearly two months has returned to the state after a short trip home to Michigan, and wildlife officials are waiting for it with live traps baited with delicacies.

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Restoring rare insect's population could take up to 30 years

LINCOLN, Neb. — Federal wildlife officials say it could take up to three decades and cost as much as $30 million to save a rare beetle that once was found in large numbers in parts of Nebraska.

July 17, 2015 12:31 pmLoading…

DNR sets trap for black bear spotted in northern Indiana

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — The state Department of Natural Resources has set a trap to try to catch a black bear spotted roaming in northern Indiana — the first wild black bear confirmed in that state since the 1870s.

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DNR to set traps to rid lake of destructive crayfish

HOLLAND, Mich. — Wildlife managers plan to set traps in a western Michigan lake to catch an unwanted creature: the red swamp crayfish.

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Annual Wayne Chicken Show to still be held this weekend

WAYNE, Neb. — Organizers of an annual Nebraska family festival with a chicken theme say it'll go on this weekend, despite continuing concerns about avian flu.

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Watertown family's pet raccoon bites officer, is euthanized

WATERTOWN, S.D.  — A Watertown family's pet raccoon was euthanized after it scratched and bit a police officer's arm.

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Power line work delayed due to concerns over protected birds

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The construction of a portion of a major high-voltage power line connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin is on hold due to concerns about nesting by protected bird species.

July 07, 2015 5:38 pmLoading…
Bullfrogs threatening native Northwest species

Bullfrogs threatening native Northwest species

SPOKANE, Wash. — Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologists are trying to handle an aggressive northward expansion of American bullfrogs that are multiplying rapidly and posing a threat to fellow amphibians.

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Missouri changes insurance requirements for eating disorders (copy)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.

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Walleye, fishable lakes on the rise in North Dakota

STRASBURG, N.D. — North Dakota's walleye population instantly soared by 10 million thanks to the single largest stocking program in state history.

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Wildlife officials find rusty crayfish in SD waters

PIERRE, S.D. — State wildlife officials have discovered a new aquatic invasive species in South Dakota waters.

June 26, 2015 2:31 pmLoading…

Endangered red wolf legally killed in North Carolina

SWAN QUARTER, N.C. — Wildlife protection advocates are calling for federal authorities to care for the puppies of a rare red wolf legally shot and killed on private property last week.

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