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  • Survey reduces estimated Michigan wolf population 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:34 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - The estimated number of gray wolves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has declined for the second consecutive year, but the change isn't statistically significant and the resurgent predator is maintaining a healthy presence in the state's far north, a biologist said Wednesday.

  • Ohio state park facilities to be modernized 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:10 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - State officials said Wednesday they'll invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years.

  • Arkansas commission sets deer hunting dates 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:47 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved the dates for this fall's deer hunting season.

  • Hawaii snorkeler who died identified 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:10 pm
  • LIHUE, Hawaii - A snorkeler who died off Hawaii's coast has been identified as a Washington state resident.

  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:32 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:31 am
  • NEW DELHI - Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:08 am
  • Minot Daily News, Minot, April 19, 2014

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:23 am
  • NEW DELHI - Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Dubach man cited for turkey hunting violations 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:16 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State wildlife and fisheries agents cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing charges in Union Parish.

  • Pascagoula to seek grant for kayak launch 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:29 am
  • PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - The Pascagoula City Council has agreed to apply for a grant to build a kayak launch.

  • New Mexico hunting license applications increase 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:05 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - The state Game and Fish Department says hunting license applications increased by nearly 10,000 this year.

  • Forest Services plans fires in Vermont 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:04 am
  • RUTLAND, Vermont - Green Mountain National Forest is planning fires this spring to treat about 300 to 400 acres of national forest land in Vermont.

  • W.Va. wildlife agency plans turkey survey 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:53 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia hunters can help the state track the wild turkey population by participating in an annual survey.

  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:15 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this season.

  • SD tribe's park expansion for bison irks ranchers 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:05 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - Rangeland outside of Badlands National Park has become contested territory.

  • Wisconsin DNR to hand out turkey certificates 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:04 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin wildlife officials say they're going to hand out personalized certificates to successful first-time turkey hunters this year.

  • Kansas farmer gets kidney donation from hunter 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:26 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Two hunters brought together by a love of the outdoors formed a friendship leading one to donate a kidney to the other, a friendship that has led to a foundation aimed at sharing the outdoors with others.

  • 3 rescued from Champlain after canoe capsizes 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:04 pm
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - Three people have been rescued from Lake Champlain after their canoe capsized about 300 yards from the Burlington shore.

  • Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:41 am
  • NEW DELHI - On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass.

  • Latest closing for NE Minnesota ski resort 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:53 am
  • LUTSEN, Minnesota - A northeastern Minnesota ski resort plans to stay open until May - its latest closing date ever.

  • Volunteers replacing trees at Rapid City kids park 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:05 am
  • RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Volunteers are donating their time this weekend to replacing trees at a Rapid City children's theme park that were destroyed last fall in a blizzard.

  • Registrations still being accepted for Run Wild! 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:03 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Registrations are still being accepted for the Run Wild event at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland in eastern Nebraska.

  • Harper began hunting with her father at 10 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:41 am
  • NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Carolyn Harper began hunting with her father when she was just 10 years old using a .22 rifle with a scope to bag squirrels.

  • 2 cited for trawling in closed season 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:08 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two Louisiana men have been cited for allegedly trawling for shrimp during a closed season in Terrebonne Parish.

  • Student watercolors of parks being displayed 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:06 am
  • GATLINBURG, Tennessee - Students from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School have created a watercolor landscape project on national parks, and the prints are being displayed to the public.