- Limited Sunday hunting bill clears Connecticut House Updated: May-27-15 6:56 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to allow Sunday deer hunting with some restrictions. It could only be conducted with a bow and arrow, and on certain private land.
- Indiana imposes ban on moving poultry, other birds to events Updated: May-27-15 3:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana imposed a statewide ban Wednesday on moving poultry and other birds to events such as county fairs in hopes of preventing the spread of a bird flu strain that's killed tens of millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds across the nation.
- Kudzu is no match for hungry goats at North Carolina park Updated: May-27-15 12:21 pm
CHIMNEY ROCK, North Carolina - Maybe kudzu is not indestructible after all.
- Dead ostrich, pig found in SW Idaho conservation area Updated: May-27-15 11:34 am
NAMPA, Idaho - Federal authorities are leading an investigating in southwest Idaho after the bodies of an ostrich, a pig and three coyotes were found in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
- Sandhill cranes make comeback in Minnesota Updated: May-27-15 11:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS - It appears sandhill cranes are making a comeback in Minnesota.
- Waterfowl shows at Montana fairs canceled due to bird flu Updated: May-27-15 5:07 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana health officials are warning waterfowl owners to keep their birds at home from county fairs this summer due to increased concerns about bird flu.
- Authorities: Hiker finds body on trail in upstate New York Updated: May-27-15 4:11 am
LYSANDER, New York - Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on a hiking trail in upstate New York.
- Vermont Fish & Wildlife to sell special stamps as fundraiser Updated: May-27-15 3:44 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has a new program to help conserve open spaces and wildlife habitat in the state.
- Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd Updated: May-26-15 9:20 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A barge carrying 12 wood bison is making a four-day trip down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to reunite the animals with a herd transplanted earlier this spring near Shageluk.
- Think that fawn is abandoned? Mom is probably nearby Updated: May-26-15 8:29 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Delaware wildlife officials are warning residents against moving apparently abandoned white-tailed deer fawns.
- Detroit Zoo sends snails back to Tahiti to restore species Updated: May-26-15 8:26 pm
ROYAL OAK, Michigan - One hundred endangered snails are on their way to Tahiti to restore a species that became extinct in the wild, the Detroit Zoo said Tuesday.
- Michigan confirms 1st case of chronic wasting in wild deer Updated: May-26-15 4:14 pm
DETROIT - Wildlife officials have confirmed Michigan's first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer and first of any cases in several years.
- 5th Oregon marine reserve begins in January, off north coast Updated: May-26-15 3:45 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - After 15 years of development, Cape Falcon Marine Reserve comes to life in January.
- Biologists report increase in South Dakota's grouse numbers Updated: May-26-15 2:42 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Prairie grouse populations are continuing to rebound in South Dakota after the drought of 2012, according to biologists.
- 2 horses in Illinois diagnosed with equine herpes virus Updated: May-26-15 11:16 am
WARRENVILLE, Illinois - State agriculture officials say two horses from a northeastern Illinois stable tested positive this month for the contagious equine herpes virus.
- Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California Updated: May-26-15 1:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.
- Proposed golf course yields rare deal with state Updated: May-25-15 7:52 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - After years of negotiations and some help from former Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Chicago-based developer has secured an unprecedented deal to swap land with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on the southern Oregon coast.
- Study of walleye in Lake Oahe beginning to yield results Updated: May-25-15 5:14 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A four-year study of walleye in Lake Oahe is only halfway done but already is yielding results that should prove valuable to both wildlife officials and anglers.
- Battle over bears heats up again at Lake Tahoe Updated: May-25-15 1:44 pm
RENO, Nevada - A Las Vegas man will ask a judge this week for a protective order against bear advocates at Lake Tahoe, saying they harassed him after he initiated efforts to trap a bear that damaged his vacation home.
- South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers Updated: May-25-15 1:19 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.
- Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu response Updated: May-24-15 6:10 pm
SIBLEY, Iowa - Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government's response to the Midwest bird flu outbreak.
- Boat inspections increase to reduce invasive species Updated: May-24-15 4:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - More boat inspectors are on patrol at Minnesota lakes and rivers to help stop the spread of invasive species, including zebra mussels, and authorities say they will be more aggressive about issuing fines to violators as they try to change boater behavior.
- Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success Updated: May-24-15 3:21 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds.
- Des Plaines River dams being removed to restore natural flow Updated: May-24-15 2:47 pm
VERNON HILLS, Illinois - Dams that have hindered the flow of the 133-mile-long Des Plaines River for more than a century are being removed to restore its natural flow, improve aquatic habitat and make the waterway safer for people who use it.
- Kansas logs first sighting of tropical piratic flycatcher Updated: May-24-15 1:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A small bird that's typically found hundreds of miles away in Mexico and South America apparently made its way to western Kansas, watchers say, giving the Sunflower State a couple of possible firsts in the birding world.