US Department of Agriculture (APHIS) | Field evaluation of oral rabies vaccine for raccoons and other wildlife continues

Contacts:Tania Espinosa (301) 851-4092Susan Bond (301) 851-4070 WASHINGTON, July 25, 2022—The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that it will continue field evaluation of the ONRAB oral rabies vaccine (ORV) in seven states. This year’s field assessment is part of an ongoing project that addresses operational questions regarding bait density, distribution … Read more

Wyoming Sommers Actor Receives 2022 Special National Award for Fish and Wildlife

Representative Albert Summers, Sublette County (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) Casper, Yu. Albert Somers, Majority Leader of Rancher and Wyoming House, was honored with the 2022 National Land Private Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award. The Wyoming Department of Fish and Game said Monday it had nominated Somers for the National Award. “Albert Somers is an outstanding … Read more

319 wild animals have been illegally killed in Utah since August 1, officials said

The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources reported that 319 wild animals were illegally killed in the state from August 1 through Friday. (Utah Department of Wildlife Resources) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Wildlife Conservation officials say there has been a slight increase in illegally killed animals ahead of the state’s … Read more

Officials shut down the Sacramento Wildlife Welfare Association

State wildlife officials temporarily closed Sacramento County’s only wildlife rehabilitation facility to treat thousands of sick and injured animals a year after most of its employees left their jobs Wednesday. Officials from the Fish and Wildlife Department hung banners Wednesday evening at the entrance to the museum Wildlife Welfare Association In McClellan Park, people who … Read more

How to find the attractiveness of a human animal

When Robin Ehrlich visited Alaska last August, a Hawaiian was hoping to see humpback whales at their summer home. And she knew exactly how she wanted to watch them: on a whale watching tour that ensured the safety and sanctity of marine mammals. “We must be cognizant of our choices,” said Ehrlich, director of education … Read more

George: An unfortunate loot hunt is often a key to saving

This is an opinion piece written by Bart George, a wildlife biologist and hunter in Northeast Washington. For another perspective, read “The Trophy Hunting That Leads Away from would-be hunters” by Professor and author Paul Lindholt. When it comes to wildlife management and hunting, I cannot go into poetic poetry, quote Shakespeare, or ponder philosophical … Read more

Back to Landscape: Southern Oregon Alliance Moves Ahead with I-5 Wildlife Crossings

One morning in late March, Charlie Shells, an ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management, walked across a steel railroad bridge that spans Interstate 5 near the summit of Siskiyou, four and a half miles from the Oregon-California border. Pebbles crushed under his feet with the roar of an uninterrupted river of cars and trucks … Read more

Wildlife Crossings in Wyoming: How Wildlife Officials Got Animals for Their Use

*** For all things Wyoming, sign up for our daily newsletter *** Written by Mark Haynes, External More than 40 years ago, apple pulp and screeching helped save countless mule deer from getting hit by fast traffic on Interstate 80 near Elk Mountain. During the winter of 1977-78, John Hyde was a game controller … Read more

Fish, wildlife and drought |

MassWildlife has received questions about how fish and wildlife are responding to current drought conditions. It’s important to remember that New England’s fish and wildlife have adapted to the vagaries of weather, including harsh winters and droughts. However, extended drought conditions can have the most direct and severe impacts on fish communities and fish habitats. … Read more

Wildlife surveillance: deer management under surveillance

This story is excerpted from MT Lowdowna weekly newsletter that offers a more personal side to the Montana Free Press reporting. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks last week released a list of 12-member proposals Citizen deer management advisory groupwhich was tasked with bringing “new eyes” to Issues surrounding elk management. The FWP staff rated both … Read more