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Nebraska will begin collaring Mountain Lions

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LINCOLN – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission field staff have begun efforts to capture and collar mountain lions. This effort is the beginning of a four-year research project. Game and Parks plans to place GPS tracking collars on seven to 15 mountain lions captured in the Pine Ridge, Wildcat Hills, Niobrara River Valley and elsewhere across the state. Anyone who observes or captures an image of a lion on a trail camera should call Game and Parks immediately at 402-471-0641. Timely reports from the public will assist in locating animals for this project and help biologists learn more about this elusive species. Media Contact: Jerry Kane (402) 471-5008 or jerry.kane@nebraska.gov

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Black Bear population is growing in Utah

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Leslie McFarlane, mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, reminds Utahns that taking a few more bears can help reduce the conflicts, but it’s not the ultimate answer. “The best way to reduce conflicts is to not leave food where a bear can get to it, and to keep your campsite or cabin area clean,” she says. “As we continue to learn how to live with bears in Utah, conflicts between bears and people should decline.”

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Game Commission to study coyotes’ impact on fawns

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The study calls for capturing does this winter to implant transmitters that will signal when fawns are born. The chances of fawns being preyed upon shrink with each passing day as fawns grow older and are more capable of fleeing from predators. As a hunter, Hough said he understands the public’s interest in predators and the importance of tracking predator impacts on fawns.

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Idaho man convicted of killing grizzly bear

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An Idaho man has been sentenced to 2 years’ probation after Idaho Fish and Game officials said he illegally killed a grizzly bear, the AP reports. Normally the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service handles those types of cases. Idaho Fish and Game says 23-year-old Kenneth Tyler Sommer, of Newdale, Idaho, was hunting for black bears in eastern Idaho when the grizzly was shot.

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Montana FWP website soon to be mobile friendly

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Responsive design means that FWP content will reflow to fit one’s device-no matter if it’s an iPhone, a tablet, a desktop or smart TV.

“The content will flow and be arranged clearly so you can see and use it without having to scroll from side-to-side,” Aldrich said. “It’s a considerable improvement, but like all things new, it might take a little time for users to settle into the new design.”

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Duck Stamp Act of 2014 passes Senate, awaits president’s signature

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In a major win for wetlands and waterfowl conservation, the U.S. Senate passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014 Tuesday. This critically important conservation legislation increases the cost of the federal duck stamp from $15 to $25, and now awaits President Obama’s signature. In a major win for wetlands and waterfowl conservation, the U.S. Senate passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014 today. “With the assistance of Sen. David Vitter and his leadership in helping pass the Duck Stamp Act of 2014, much-needed funding has been secured for wetlands and waterfowl conservation,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “The additional duck stamp funding provided by waterfowl hunters and other conservationists will not only conserve critical waterfowl habitat,…

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Carry Your License On Your Smartphone In Utah

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Greg Sheehan, director of the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the free app allows hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers to blend their outdoor adventures and the latest technology together, “The app makes it easier to obtain and display hunting and fishing licenses,” Sheehan says. “It provides users with quick access to information that will help them in the field. We encourage you to download it, and give it a try.”

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