- Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins Updated: Sep-01-15 10:39 am
DAVIE, Florida - Punter Brandon Fields has been released after eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who opted to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee.
- 3 llamas killed by mountain lions in western Colorado Updated: Sep-01-15 9:50 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The deaths of three llamas that were attacked by a rare pack of juvenile mountain lions have state wildlife officials warning residents in western Colorado to take precautions.
- Judge further delays Hebgen Lake timber sale Updated: Sep-01-15 5:35 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - A federal judge has decided to continue delaying the sale of timber on up to four square miles of National Forest Service land along Hebgen Lake, ruling against two federal agencies that asked for the injunction to be thrown out.
- Federal agency proposes taking plant off threatened list Updated: Sep-01-15 3:32 am
STANTON, Kentucky - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to take white-haired goldenrod off the list of threatened and endangered species.
- Man pleads not guilty to cutting trees from Montana refuge Updated: Aug-31-15 11:52 pm
BUTTE, Montana - A man accused of illegally cutting down 52 Douglas fir trees from the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana has pleaded not guilty to theft of government property.
- Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judge Updated: Aug-31-15 4:19 pm
HELENA, Montana - The state Land Board on Monday approved a proposed lawsuit settlement between Montana and three conservation groups that would protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park.
- Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels Updated: Aug-31-15 7:10 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed campaign to pressure Gaza's Hamas rulers and stamp out militant activity along the border.
- Indiana to restore wetland, create migratory bird rest stop Updated: Aug-31-15 4:02 am
LAKE VILLAGE, Indiana - State wildlife officials say they'll restore a northwestern Indiana wetland to turn it into a rest stop for stressed-out waterfowl and shore birds during their migrations.
- Traverse City exhibit to feature live sea lampreys Updated: Aug-31-15 2:34 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - An exhibit at the Traverse City Visitor Center is offering a close-up look at blood-sucking sea lampreys.
- Kauai utility will test "fence" of light to protect seabirds Updated: Aug-30-15 3:10 pm
HONOLULU - The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is testing a visual "fence" of light to help protect endangered seabirds.
- US Fish & Wildlife Service opposes Indiana limestone quarry Updated: Aug-30-15 3:02 pm
LOWELL, Indiana - The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is opposing a proposed limestone quarry in northwestern Indiana, saying it would likely have an adverse effect on the Kankakee River ecosystem.
- Sheridan planning to hunt city-dwelling deer Updated: Aug-30-15 1:28 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Deer looking to put down roots in Sheridan find everything they need within city limits: abundant forage, lack of natural predators and plenty of space to settle down and start a family.
- All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering Updated: Aug-30-15 1:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.
- EXCHANGE: Shorewood event studies river life, water quality Updated: Aug-30-15 10:29 am
SHOREWOOD, Illinois - John Orbon's children were dazzled by the sight of crayfish, fingernail clams and suckerfish - all pulled from the DuPage River in Shorewood.
- Fewer deer expected to be killed in 2015 NY hunting season Updated: Aug-30-15 8:28 am
ALBANY, New York - State wildlife officials say hunters are expected to kill fewer deer in the upcoming big game season because deer mortality over the past winter will result in fewer antlerless deer permits in parts of the state.
- China seizes 620 turtles and tortoises smuggled from Vietnam Updated: Aug-30-15 7:07 am
BEIJING - Chinese border patrol officials seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises - 510 of them considered endangered - that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam, state media said Sunday.
- Endangered pallid sturgeon stocked in Missouri River Updated: Aug-30-15 5:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Wildlife officials are continuing their efforts to restore the endangered pallid sturgeon to the Missouri River.
- Hoffman Estates taps goat herd for golf course lawn care Updated: Aug-30-15 5:04 am
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois - A suburban Chicago park district is enlisting a herd of several dozen goats to help clear invasive plants from a golf course.
- Utah to raise number of cougar-hunting permits Updated: Aug-29-15 5:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah wildlife managers are allowing more hunters to pursue cougars despite pleas from conservationists and animal lovers.
- Darby man sentenced in bear poaching case Updated: Aug-29-15 2:11 pm
HAMILTON, Montana - A 63-year-old Darby man will no longer be able to hunt, fish and trap in Montana after being sentenced in a bear poaching case.
- Algae in western Lake Erie eats into fishing business Updated: Aug-29-15 11:47 am
OAK HARBOR, Ohio - Thick mats of algae spreading across western Lake Erie in recent weeks appear to be pushing one of the region's most-prized sport fish to flee, forcing some charter boat captains to cancel trips. At least one told out-of-state visitors hoping to catch walleye to stay home for now.
- 2nd dangerous bear in a week euthanized at Lake Tahoe Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
STATELINE, Nevada - For the second time in a week, Nevada wildlife officials say they've been forced to euthanize a dangerous bear at Lake Tahoe.
- Foraging bears prompt closure of Waterton Canyon Updated: Aug-29-15 3:37 am
LITTLETON, Colorado - Foraging bears in suburban Denver's Waterton Canyon have prompted wildlife officials and Denver Water to close off the area until further notice.
- Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach Updated: Aug-29-15 12:58 am
DANIA BEACH, Florida - For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway.
- Officers cite 2 men for trying to net fish on Gull Lake Updated: Aug-28-15 11:19 pm
NISSWA, Minnesota - Conservation officers issued citations to two tribal members who attempted to net fish on Gull Lake in Nisswa on Friday, the second day of efforts by activists to assert rights they say they hold under an 1855 treaty.