Latest Animal trapping Stories

2006-12-18 12:00:35

FRANKLIN, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On Nov. 21, the second day of Pennsylvania's bear season, a call from a concerned citizen sent Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Clint Deniker to the intersection of 15th Street and Tingley Avenue in the Franklin Heights area of Franklin, Venango County. The caller told a dispatcher at the agency's Northwest Region Office that an individual was shooting at a black bear in a residential area. WCO Deniker was assisted on...

2006-10-31 00:00:14

By John McCoy Though its presence often gets lost amid the hullabaloo about hunting, West Virginia's trapping season remains an important part of wildlife officials' attempts to manage furbearer populations. "Trapping is absolutely important to this state," said Paul Johansen, assistant wildlife chief for the Division of Natural Resources. "Not only are trappers an important constituent group for our agency, they perform a crucial function in keeping certain species of animals from...

2005-06-07 07:10:00

BRIMSON, Minn. (AP) -- It was only five years ago that some biologists declared lynx all but eliminated from Minnesota. But when they started looking hard, researchers found lynx across St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties of northeastern Minnesota. Last year, a lynx den was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in more than 20 years. Lynx No. 13 growled a warning at the researchers who came to weigh and tag her four kittens. The mother lynx watched from 20 feet away, never coming closer...

2005-04-22 17:55:00

CREEDE, Colo. (AP) -- The audience of about 30 people watching four Canada lynx dash from their metal carriers and scamper through knee-deep snow on the edge of the Weminuche wilderness Tuesday included several federal scientists and officials. The Colorado Division of Wildlife, which has released about 190 of the endangered cats since 1999, invited members of a national steering committee working on rebuilding the populations of lynx and wolverines. The scientists' consensus on the...

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