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Bringing bighorn sheep back to the Catalina Mountains
Arizona Game and Fish Department via YouTube
Bighorn sheep are being reintroduced into the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. The project is a tribute to cooperation, planning and hard work to help restore this species to its historic range. This video was created by the information branch of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Producer: David Majure.
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Oregon commission to begin process to delist wolves
Blue Mountain Eagle
Encouraged by a sharp jump in wolf population counts and breeding pairs, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission recently voted to begin the process that could remove gray wolves from the state endangered species list. It won't be a fast process. The commission unanimously asked ODFW staff to return, perhaps in August or September, with information on delisting wolves in the eastern part of the state, the entire state, or not at all.
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Black bear hunting could become legal in Florida this summer
Broward Palm Beach New Times
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be deciding if they'll be issuing black bear hunting licenses in Florida. The black bear, which is native to Florida, had at one time been an endangered species. But that was a mere three years ago, and the animal continues to face threats. At present, there are roughly 3,000 black bears roaming the state. In recent years, many have begun to have run-ins with humans, due to their habitat shrinking.
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Wyoming Game and Fish commission sets hunting season and quotas
Oil City
After dozens of meetings with the public in Casper, Wyoming to seek feedback on big game hunting and after substantial public testimony and discussion the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission debated and approved 2015 seasons and quotas for Wyoming's big game species, wild bison, upland game birds, small game and wild turkeys.
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New mountain lion quotas cause controversy
goHUNT
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently announced the proposed changes to the state's 2015-2016 mountain lion hunting quotas, causing uproar among deer hunters, lion hunters, and anti-hunting advocates. According to FWP officials, these changes are usually controversial. A three-year study by FWP in Southwest Montana has shown that mountain lions take the largest number of the area's elk calf population by predators. "As you can imagine, there are some differences of opinion about what the quotas should be," says John Vore, Fish, Wildlife and Parks game management bureau chief.
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Alaska governor steps in to commute bear family's "death sentence"
OutdoorHub
Due to public demand and a request from Gov. Bill Walker, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that it will not euthanize a family of five bears near Anchorage. The department initially intended to capture and destroy the black bears — a sow and her four yearling cubs — after the animals made repeated visits to Anchorage to rummage through unsecured trash.
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Montana changes big game tagging law
goHUNT
When Minnesota resident Jim Latvala took a six point bull elk last year during opening day rifle season in Montana, he had no idea that the repercussions of the kill would reverberate enough to change big game tagging law for the state. Latvala was cited for his failure to immediately tag the elk, which resulted in a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden confiscating his bull elk, leaving him with nothing to show for the $2,000 spent but an elk head.
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Report: US gray wolf numbers highest in decades
Ely Echo
The howl of the wolf is spreading with new information that a minimum of 5,600 gray wolves now live in the U.S. outside of Alaska, the International Wolf Center reports. Recent state counts of gray wolves everywhere from the Upper Midwest through the West and Southwest show that populations are faring well in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona and New Mexico and increasing in several of these states.
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