By September 2015, the Obama administration will make a decision on whether to list Greater Sage-Grouse as an endangered or threatened species. This one decision will dramatically affect land use for 165 Million Acres in the Western United States.
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MacFarland said hunters and trappers have learned from the past that quotas can be reached very swiftly in the north. “There’s a lot of motivation to get out quickly before the zones close,” he said.
Deer hunters can learn the approximate age of the deer they harvest this season by submitting photographs of the animal’s jaw bones to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Ranchers are furious that the state backed off in September without killing more of northeast Washington’s Huckleberry wolf pack. The state contracted with a federal government hunter to shoot up to four younger wolves. How much did this rancher _ and should others _ do proactively to avoid potential conflict?
Inland Fisheries Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock said the decision to send state biologists out to campaign came from Gov. He was one of two panelists chosen by Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting to speak for its campaign in a television forum held by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and WCSH-TV. Ten years ago the number of black bears tagged by hunters averaged 3,700 annually.
The stewardship of 50 million acres of sagebrush country managed by the Bureau of Land Management could help keep the bird off the Endangered Species list. It could also keep large portions of Idaho and the American West open for grazing and energy development.
This 50,000-acre island is surrounded by range that has burned — some more than once — over the past 15 years. That led the developers to scrap the project. The project could have meant millions of dollars of investment, hundreds of jobs and economic bounty for a rural area.
The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its fall meeting in Bozeman, Montana on October 29, 2014 and invites the public to attend.
A coalition of environmental groups followed through on a pledge to challenge the federal government’s decision to reverse course on its proposal to list wolverines as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.