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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Prolong Public Comment on Wyoming Wolf Delisting

wolfWyoming and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials had agreed that the comment period would end in January for the delisting of the wolves in Wyoming. After some recent moves by the Wyoming legislature and the Game and Fish Commission to ratify the plan the U.S.

Alaska to Give Alaska Moose Federation Additional $1.5 Million

MooseThe Alaska Moose Federation helped with luring and transporting moose away from roadways this winter. The state gave them $1.3 million to help with the moose. The federation also got a special permit in which they were able to rescue and relocate moose, zero moose were transported though.

Young Hunter Fills Her Bag

Carmen Pearson, 12, had already successfully hunted one turkey this season when she was heading out to hunt again with her grandfather, Jim Smith, in South Carolina. They had gotten off with a late start that morning, and were out calling by 7:30 am. After a half hour, there were three turkeys in shooting range. Carmen took her 12-gauge shotgun, and shot.

The dominant turkey was down, shot in the head. Her grandfather said, "You got two." Carmen looked at him with surprise and asked if he was sure. The bullet from Carmen's shotgun had struck two turkeys in the head.

Moose Visits Fargo

A moose was wandering the streets of Fargo, North Dakota. As of Friday morning the moose was being left alone as it had not posed a threat to anyone. The moose was being monitored by North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Moose have been in the area before. In 2003, a moose and calf were killed and sparked a debate on how best to deal with moose, human interactions. So far this Fargo visitor is being left alone, and will most likely wander back into the woods on its own. From InForum.com.

Reward Offered for Finding Mountain Lion Mutilator

At the beginning of the week a mountain lion was struck and killed on Hwy 101 in California. By the time Fish and Game arrived on the scene the paws had been sawed off the mountain lion's front legs.

Wardens believe that someone, maybe with a police scanner had heard the report come in, and then before the fish and game were able to get there, had sawed off the paws. Most likely the person would try to sell the paws as it is illegal to posess any part of a mountain lion in California.

Mother Polar Bear and Grolar Cubs Hunted in Northwest Territories

With caribou herds changing migration routes - there has been an increase in grizzly bears in places they have never been before. That includes the Northwest Territories, home to polar bears previously. The grizzlies traveled north, following the caribou, and then mating with the local polar bears.

Wyoming Landowner Closes Box Elder Creek Hunt Area

Wyoming landowners can choose to open their land to the public for hunting. The program is called Private Lands, Public Wildlife program. In previous years the landowner at Bixby Ranch east of Glenrock participated in the program. This year they have opted out of the program for unknown reasons at this time. This area usually offered 30 pronghorn licenses and fall turkey licenses.

Officials remind the public to act appropriately when accessing these lands.

Mountain Lions Heading East

More sightings of mountain lions are occurring in Missouri. Officials say there is no cause for worry at this point. Mountain lions are secretive animals that are more scared of humans then we are of them.

Why is Missouri experiencing more mountain lion sightings? It is believed that the young males are looking for love- or a new place of their own. The west is highly populated with mountain lions, so to find a new area they search and that search leads them east. However female mountain lions are not very prevalent and this pushes the males further in which case they will probably run into humans.

Is Transplanting Caribou Good Management?

In the Kimberley area of British Columbia the Purcell caribou herd's numbers were dwindling. Government biologist took 19 caribou from the Dease Lake area, which is in northern B.C. and moved them to the Kimberley area, southern B.C.

5 caribou, which would be equal to about 25 % of the transplanted caribou have died. The transplanted caribou, were exploring their new habitat, and went to areas with deeper winter snow. 4 succumbed to mountain lions, and 1 fell into a creek and was unable to get back out.

Struck Cougar's Paws Removed

The California Highway Patrol received a report about a deer on the side of the road in Santa Barbara County. When they arrived to investigate, a deer was on one side of the road, and a cougar was on the other side of the road. They believe the cougar had been struck while chasing the deer across U.S. Route 101.

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