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January 21, 2014
Yellowstone managers reject vaccinating bison with biobullets
Jan 21 (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park managers have rejected a plan to use air rifles to shoot the nation's last herd of purebred bison with so-called biobullets containing a vaccine against a cattle disease, in a decision that has riled the U.S.
January 21, 2014 - 8:10pm
January 20, 2014
EDUCATION NOTES: UMC hosts Ag Arama
The Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at UMC will host Ag Arama Friday and Saturday in the University Teaching and Outreach Center located on the north edge of campus. Events kick off with a chili feed sponsored by the Animal Science Association from 5 to 8 p.m. for $5...
January 20, 2014 - 7:00am
January 19, 2014
Minnesota hopeful about blocking Asian carp from Upper Mississippi watershed
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The prospects for blocking Asian carp from the Upper Mississippi River watershed are looking promising. There are no prospects...
January 19, 2014 - 8:15pm
U.S. ambassador "deeply concerned" about Japanese dolphin hunt
TOKYO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - In an unusual move, U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern over the traditional dolphin hunt in western Japan, where local fisherman corral dolphins in a secluded bay before killing many for meat. The annual dolphin hunt currently...
January 19, 2014 - 8:15pm
BRAD DOKKEN: More deer, please!
Deer -- specifically the lack of them -- will be a prominent issue among wildlife managers on both sides of the Red River in the coming year. In...
January 19, 2014 - 11:30am
January 18, 2014
Judge refuses to halt wolf trapping in Idaho wilderness
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A district judge on Friday denied a request from conservationists to block Idaho's efforts to trap and kill two wolf packs targeted for eradication in a federally protected wilderness area for preying on elk prized by hunters. The state Department of Fish...
January 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
Australian scientists microchip bees to map movements, halt diseases
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting...
January 18, 2014 - 5:53pm
January 15, 2014
Minnesota researchers, lawmakers see interest in protecting bees
Two Minnesota state agencies are working on ways to make the environment healthier for bees. In a report to the Legislature on Wednesday, the...
January 15, 2014 - 7:30am
January 14, 2014
West African lion threatened with extinction-study
DAKAR (Reuters) - West Africa's lions, which once prowled across the region in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction as farmland eats...
January 14, 2014 - 4:22pm
January 9, 2014
Texas club auctions rhino hunt permit in bid to protect species
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Dallas Safari Club will auction a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia, possibly fetching up to $1 million...
January 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
January 7, 2014
VIDEO: Cold hard on critters, but wolves seem immune
FARGO - Call them the Ice Pack. Even though the temperature was 16 degrees below zero and the wind chill factor was minus 41, the wolves at...
January 7, 2014 - 8:00am
January 5, 2014
OUTDOOR NOTEBOOK: DNR to fly deer and elk surveys
The Department of Natural Resources soon will be flying its annual aerial surveys for the Kittson County and Grygla, Minn., elk herds, the DNR reported. The DNR last winter tallied 28 elk near Grygla, down from 40 during the previous survey in 2010.
January 5, 2014 - 10:30am
Snow, cold causing deer concerns
The heavy snow that has fallen in parts of Minnesota this winter is causing concerns about the potential for deer mortality. Mark Johnson executive...
January 5, 2014 - 10:00am
DNR highlights 2013 work
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in 2013 preserved more than 21,000 acres of conservation lands and initiated two major research projects to determine what's killing the state's iconic moose. Further, the state now has an updated endangered species list, and hunters and...
January 5, 2014 - 9:15am
December 26, 2013
Utah officials suspect bald eagle deaths linked to die-off of shore birds
(Reuters) - The tally of unexplained bald eagle deaths in Utah this month rose to 20 on Thursday as state wildlife officials looked for possible links to diseases suspected in a coinciding die-off of thousands of shore birds around the Great Salt Lake. Since December 1, state wildlife...
December 26, 2013 - 8:54pm