Game Commission urges outdoors enthusiasts to take precautions to prevent Lyme disease. A gorgeous spring day simply shouldn’t be wasted indoors. But enjoying the state’s scenic beauty and plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities comes with its risks. Pennsylvania leads the nation in confirmed cases of Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that poses a serious human health risk that is heightened for those who spend more time outdoors. So when heading outside to enjoy those perfect days, outdoors enthusiasts should remember that taking a few simple precautions can greatly reduce the risk of picking up ticks that might carry Lyme disease. About Lyme disease Lyme disease is a chronic illness transmitted through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, also known…
The one-year reprieve gives the 11 states, including Idaho, time to finalize their mitigation plans and possibly avoid an endangered species listing. The states, most of which still permit sage grouse hunting, have to get serious about protecting the bird. They have time. Now get serious and use it.
Looking ahead to the next 75 years, I want to both thank you and reassure you that a top priority at Idaho Fish and Game will always be the hunter, angler and trapper and maintaining our wildlife heritage. Demands and issues facing our agency (i.e. endangered species, habitat loss, etc.) are much greater than they were when our Mission was created and the challenges will continue to grow, but nothing will ever be more important than making sure our fish and wildlife populations are healthy and available for hunters and anglers to use.
“Eastmans’ Trophy Deer Tour is not just about the experience and the awestruck feeling it creates,” said Ike Eastman, president, Eastmans’. “It’s also about spreading the word of ethical fair chase hunting.
Victor Peters thought at first it was a burglar who broke into a sitting room at his Lady Lake home. But then the Michigan retiree noticed the only thing missing Wednesday morning was half a bag of dogfood.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced yesterday a Notice of Availability (NOA) for a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the National Elk Refuge, located in Teton County in northwest Wyoming. These draft documents describe how the Service intends to manage the refuge for the next 15 years. The Service works with partners and the public to prepare CCPs for every national wildlife refuge and wetland management district in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Each of these 15-year plans identifies specific goals for achieving the purpose and vision for each refuge and for the overall mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. This draft CCP and EA provides the public with…
The population declined to a point last year that DNR officials opted to cancel the state’s very limited moose hunting season, after years of scaling back the number of licenses offered. Information about the program is available on the DNR website at mndnr.gov/plates. The new plates are available now at county deputy registrar offices statewide.
An update on the hunter’s condition has not been released. The Stevensville man and his father were hunting black bear in the FishCreekLake area in extreme southwestern Montana when the attack happened.