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Hawaii Community Rallies for Recovery of the Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

The Department of Land and Natural Resources and NOAA Fisheries announced this week that a three-year old male monk seal was found dead Sunday on a northeast Kaua‘i beach. The death has been classified as “suspicious.” The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement are investigating the case. It is the latest in a number of suspicious monk seal deaths that began in November 2011 on Moloka`i.

Connecticut DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Make Arrest for Hunting Under the Influence

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Police (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police officers yesterday arrested Raymond Lass, 22, of Bristol, on charges of Hunting Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and Possession of Marijuana.  Lass was arrested in Aldo Leopold Wildlife Management Area, Southbury.

Commission Sets 2012-13 Deer Hunting Seasons in Arkansas

The upcoming deer hunting seasons for the state have been set by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The seasons were approved at today’s meeting of the Commission.

Season dates for the 2012-13 deer hunting season:
Archery – All zones: Sept. 15-Feb. 28, 2013.

Alaska Seward Peninsula Muskox Hunt Changed to Tier II

Seward Peninsula Muskox hunts in Units 22B, 22C, 22D and 23 Southwest will only be available by Tier II subsistence permits for the 2012-13 regulatory year.

Tier II hunts are different than the Tier I hunts used during 2008-2011, when an unlimited number of permits were issued to Alaska residents. The Tier II permit system will limit the total number of permits issued. The number of permits will be determined in May.

Anglers Being Surveyed to Help Fisheries Management in Wyoming

Fishing is a popular and important activity in Wyoming, so understanding anglers’ preferences and perspectives is valuable to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

That’s why the department mailed postcards to more than 12,000 anglers April 17, both residents and nonresidents, asking them to go online and complete a survey about their angling preferences.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides $4.6 Million for Wildlife Conservation in South and Southeast Asia, the Near East

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering through its Wildlife Without Borders program with fifteen  countries in South and Southeast Asia and the Near East to conserve tigers, elephants, rhinos, orangutans, gibbons, marine turtles, amphibians and other endangered animals. Service funding of $4.6 million in 2011 has leveraged $6.1 million in matching funds for these conservation projects.

Mule Deer Foundation Partners to Purchase Habitat in Southeast Washington

Earlier this month, the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife negotiated a deal to conserve 1,144 acres in the southeast corner of the state and open it up to public access. The Mule Deer Foundation and other conservation groups contributed money toward the purchase price of $624,500, in conjunction with a sizeable federal grant for the protection of critical habitat that supports threatened and endangered species.

Wheelin' Sportsmen Hunt Provides Fun with a Big Harvest

The NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen program's "SRS Ultimate Turkey Hunt" proved to be aptly named.

Twenty-nine hunters with disabilities, aided by guides and local volunteers, harvested 28 wild turkeys during morning hunts April 20-21 at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. Each hunter was limited to two gobblers each day.

"I'm happy. I think everything went well and everybody had a great time," said Randy Green, the NWTF's new national coordinator of the Wheelin' Sportsmen outreach program.

Newfoundland Labrador Hunting and Trapping Guide and Big Game License Applications Available Online

The 2012-13 Hunting and Trapping Guide and big game licence applications are now available online at, and print copies will be mailed out at the end of the month to all qualified resident hunters who are eligible for this year’s big game licence draw.

Nunavut, Greenland Launch Joint Study of Kane Basin Polar Bears

A study of the Kane Basin polar bear sub-population began April 23, 2012 in collaboration with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.