- Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits Updated: May-06-15 4:56 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter killed off many of the animals.
- Management plan for Wyoming's Shoshone Forest signed Updated: May-06-15 3:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Nearly a decade of work on a new management plan for the nation's first national forest has ended with the stroke of a pen.
- Walleye season opens Saturday in Land of 10,000 Lakes Updated: May-06-15 2:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - About a half a million anglers are expected to hit the water when walleye season opens Saturday in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here's a look at some things to expect this season in Minnesota, a state that takes its fishing seriously.
- Snowpack forces earliest Mt. Bachelor closure in decades Updated: May-06-15 2:20 pm
BEND, Oregon - A sparse snowpack is closing an Oregon ski area 15 days early this month.
- Lack of snow nixes ski portion of Central Oregon race Updated: May-06-15 12:08 pm
MOUNT BACHELOR, Oregon - Organizers for Central Oregon's most popular multisport race stared up at patches of dirt in between thin snow at the base of Mount Bachelor on Tuesday afternoon.
- Hikers run into trouble with high water levels Updated: May-06-15 11:31 am
LINCOLN, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say two experienced hikers ran into trouble with high rivers and streams due to melting snow.
- German court overturns entry ban for Russian Night Wolves Updated: May-06-15 9:34 am
BERLIN - A Berlin court has overturned an entry ban on a group of nationalist Russian bikers planning to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago by riding their motorcycles through the capital to mark the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
- Ill-fated Wyoming antler hunt likely will lead to review Updated: May-05-15 7:57 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - National park rangers and other federal law enforcement officers kept watch without intervening as dozens of antler hunters in western Wyoming gathered for what turned out, for some, to be an ill-fated rush to cross an ice-cold raging mountain river at night.
- Funeral held for teen who drowned during Ala. boat race Updated: May-05-15 7:05 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - Relatives, friends and classmates of a teen who died during a boat race on the Mobile Bay have gathered for his funeral.
- Covington former impound lot soon to become BMX bike track Updated: May-05-15 4:01 pm
COVINGTON, Kentucky - A former Covington impound lot could be months away from being transformed into a BMX bike track.
- Birding event set at wildlife area southeast of Nebraska Updated: May-05-15 12:16 pm
NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska - A birding event has been scheduled for Hamburg Bend Wildlife Management Area in southeast Nebraska.
- Wardens: Husband shot by wife while hunting in Maine Updated: May-05-15 11:31 am
WINSLOW, Maine - Game wardens say they're investigating a hunting incident in which a wife allegedly shot her husband in Winslow.
- Dream of tribal national park in South Dakota crumbling Updated: May-05-15 11:28 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - An effort to create the nation's first tribal national park in southwestern South Dakota has degenerated into a bureaucratic standoff.
- Bridger-Teton Forest seeks comment on Greys River plan Updated: May-05-15 8:10 am
AFTON, Wyoming - Officials on the Bridger-Teton National Forest are seeking public comment on what projects to address in the Greys River area.
- Crews searching for parasailor missing off Florida coast Updated: May-05-15 5:47 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a parasailor a witness saw disappear into the waters off Florida's Redington Beach.
- 11-year-old Vermont hunter kills 2 turkeys with 1 shot Updated: May-05-15 5:19 am
WATERBURY, Vermont - One shot was all one pre-teen hunter needed to reach the maximum number of turkeys allowed to be killed during Vermont's spring gobbler season.
- Climbers leave Everest after Sherpas refuse to rebuild route Updated: May-05-15 5:02 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp are packing their gear and leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday.
- Thriving flock makes Michigan No. 7 for spring turkey hunt Updated: May-05-15 4:13 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - There is a springtime duet many hunters know and love - the call and response just before a headstrong tom turkey struts into view.
- Applications for bear, elk hunting licenses now available Updated: May-05-15 4:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - If you're interested in hunting bear or elk in Michigan, now is the time to sign up.
- Metro says weekend work to affect 4 of 6 rail lines Updated: May-05-15 3:19 am
WASHINGTON - Metro says weekend work will affect the orange, blue, yellow and green lines, but the system will open early Saturday for those traveling to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
- Ore. hiker found dead under Washington state waterfall Updated: May-04-15 9:22 pm
VANCOUVER, Washington - Authorities say the body of a Portland, Oregon, hiker has been found at the bottom of a waterfall in north Skamania County, Washington.
- Huge waves in California lure bodysurfers, crowds to beaches Updated: May-04-15 8:27 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.
- North America's tallest peak opens for climbers Updated: May-04-15 4:05 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit North America's tallest peak this season, which has begun.
- Fired National Park Service official says she's a scapegoat Updated: May-04-15 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former National Park Service official in Iowa says she was unfairly blamed and fired for approving illegal construction projects that damaged a sacred American Indian burial site.
- Owner of energy lease near Glacier urges judge to act Updated: May-04-15 2:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Louisiana company is asking a judge to resolve its lawsuit challenging the government's suspension of an oil and gas lease near Montana's Glacier National Park so the company can begin drilling this summer.