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DFG Biologists Investigate Sardine Die-Off in Southern California

State biologists are running tests on a dozen dead fish from the Redondo Beach Harbor to determine the cause of a massive die-off Tuesday. Approximately one million dead sardines were discovered in the Redondo Beach harbor Tuesday morning, initially raising concerns about possible water contamination. Water samples tested on-site Tuesday were…


Daring Rescue; FWC Biologist Saves Drowning Bear

A 375-pound male black bear with a penchant for beachfront browsing was on dry land Saturday after a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist pulled the tranquilized animal from Gulf of Mexico waters in Florida’s Panhandle. “I wasn’t sure what I was going to do when I jumped…


Shortnose Gar Added to Arkansas Record List

LAMAR – Lindsey Lewis of Greenbrier put his name in the Arkansas fishing record book with a 4-pound, 7-ounce shortnose gar landed May 24. Lewis was fishing with a live crayfish in the Big Piney Creek arm of Lake Dardanelle when the 35-inch fish struck. It’s the first Arkansas shortnose…


Hunters Shoot 22,308 Turkeys During First Week of Season

This year’s first-week harvest was down just 2 percent from 2007. JEFFERSON CITY-Hunters checked 22,308 turkeys during the first week of Missouri’s spring turkey season. The state’s top turkey biologist says that is very good, considering the circumstances. The first-week harvest was virtually the same as last year, when hunters…


Commission Offers Tips for Dealing with Black Bears

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 29, 2008)– With the number of bears – and people – increasing in the western part of the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is warning people not to feed animals, either purposely or inadvertently, that wander into residential areas. While black bears are rarely aggressive toward…


Spring Bighorn Sheep Survey Shows Healthy Population

Western North Dakota’s bighorn sheep population is in good shape, based on observations during the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual bighorn sheep survey in March. Brett Wiedmann, department big game biologist in Dickinson, said biologists counted 282 bighorn sheep – 93 rams, 147 ewes and 42 lambs. This…