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North Dakota's Bighorn Sheep Population Holding Steady

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 283 sheep in western North Dakota, unchanged from last year and only 3 percent below the five-year average.

In total, biologists counted 86 rams, 158 ewes and 39 lambs. Not included are approximately 30 bighorn sheep in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Brett Wiedmann, big game biologist, said the northern badlands population remained stable and southern badlands herds stabilized following several years of declining numbers.

New York Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1, Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend Set for April 21-22

The 2012 spring turkey season opens May 1 in all of upstate New York lying north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary and the annual Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend is set for April 21-22, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today reminded hunters. The youth turkey hunt is open in all of upstate New York and Suffolk County.

New Jersey 2012 Turkey Season Opens April 23, Youth Day is April 21

The arrival of spring is eagerly anticipated by turkey hunters anxious for the beginning of New Jersey's Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season. This year's regular season kicks off on Monday April 23 and runs for five weeks. Turkey populations are restored statewide, and hunters can enjoy some of the finest turkey hunting on the East Coast right here in the Garden State.

Reminder: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is Saturday, April 21, 2012

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is almost here! This free outdoor festival is coming up this Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to Survey Anglers

If you’re one of more than 800,000 anglers in North Carolina who holds a current freshwater fishing license, you may have a chance to participate in a study designed to determine anglers’ views of and preferences for freshwater fisheries management in North Carolina. 

Montana Elk-Brucellosis Working Group Set to Meet in Bozeman

A working group charged with developing elk management options in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern is set to meet in Bozeman April 26-27.

The working group is leading an effort to examine effective elk management options and risk prevention efforts in several southwestern Montana hunting districts. The areas generally include hunting districts that border or are near Yellowstone National Park.

Campaign Helps Minnesota Teens Meet Toms During Spring Wild Turkey Season

Getting more adults to take young wild turkey hunters into the field is the goal of a $10,000 grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Maine Moose – Vehicle Collisions Approach Peak, Next Two Months are Most Dangerous

Moose along the Maine roadside are becoming more common and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife along with MaineDOT warn that May and June are the most frequent months for vehicle – moose collisions.

“Given the size and mass of moose, the likelihood of serious personal injury is far greater with moose and thus it is absolutely critical for drivers to be constantly vigilant during this time of year,” says Lee Kantar, state moose biologist for IF&W.

Idaho Mountain Lions Captured from Gibson Jack Area

On the night of Tuesday, April 10, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game captured and removed two mountain lions, a female and a male, from the Gibson Jack area of Pocatello.

The mountain lions, both sub-adults, were thin and dehydrated, the female weighing only 15 pounds and the male 20 pounds at time of capture. Both were taken to a secure, safe holding facility where they are being monitored and awaiting placement at a zoo.

Florida Black Bear Draft Management Plan Revised

The Florida black bear population has increased from as few as 300 bears in the 1970s to more than 3,000 bears today, and now the draft plan that will guide continued conservation of this species has been revised by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).