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Forum: Lesser prairie chicken can recover

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…prairie chickens thrive. “We’ve tried to develop a system that offers multiple options for landowners,” said Sean Kyle, a biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife. About 170 companies are so far enrolled in the fish and wildlife agencies’ plan, he said. In the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program — another option — landowners contract with the federal government so the land is not farmed or ranched. Violating the…

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Mountain lion attacks, mauls 6-year old California boy

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CUPERTINO, CA-A mountain lion attacked and mauled a 6-year-old boy who was hiking with his family about midday on Sunday along a trail near here, and the hiking trails near the Picchetti Winery on Montebello Road were closed. He suffered lacerations and bites around the head and neck, but is expected to live. More than 20 deputies, park rangers and officials from the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife were asking the public to avoid the area as they searched for the animal. “We know they’re up there,” said Santa Clara County Sgt. Curtis Stenderup. “We do get some calls about them, but most of the time, it’s ‘they crossed the road’ or ‘went by someone’s yard,’ ” Stenderup said….

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Seen a wolf or grizzly bear Lately? IDFG wants to know

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Seen a Wolf or Grizzly Bear Lately? IDFG Wants to Know IDAHO FALLS – Each year tens of thousands of hunters scour the woods of Idaho in search of game, and the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is seeking their help. IDFG is asking sportsmen and others who may be in the field and observe wolves and grizzly bears to report the sighting. According to Regional Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints, “We know we’ve got plenty of wolves in the state, but as a condition of the wolf delisting we must be able to document 15 breeding pairs with pups each year in the state until 2016. We are asking that anyone who has specific information about wolf sightings…

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