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DESERT SHEEP FROM MEXICO ARRIVE AT RED ROCK WILDLIFE AREA

LORDSBURG, NM — Desert bighorn sheep destined for a captive breeding program at the Red Rock Wildlife Area north of here arrived Saturday, Feb. 26, after more than two months of quarantine in Mexico. The 10 young rams will provide new genes to a herd that was started at Red…


Colorado Seminars help hunters with 2011 hunting plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a series of hunting seminars in to help big game hunters prepare for the 2011 seasons. Wildlife managers will answer questions and talk about changes for the 2011 hunting seasons. Presenters will also explain the Division’s preference point system…


Yosemite National Park Yosemite Conservancy Seeks $1.3 Million To Fund Life Changing Youth Programs in Yosemite

To cultivate thousands of future environmental stewards, young people will learn about wildlife, experience their first wilderness overnight trip, or become accomplished in trail repair by participating in one of 11 Youth in Yosemite programs to be funded with $1.3 million by Yosemite Conservancy. “Yosemite is nature’s classroom. Connecting youth…


Record-Breaking Alligator Gar in Mississippi

Who could top this Valentine’s Day surprise?? Looking  like a cross between an alligator, a fish and dinosaur, the alligator gar is the largest freshwater fish in America. And with two rows of teeth, the predatory fish is also terrifying. So you can imagine how shocked Kenny Williams was on…


Formerly Captive Deer, Elk Pose Health Risk to Wild Deer in Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa wildlife officials have been tracking elk in and around the Yellow River State Forest that are likely escapees from a captive herd in Allamakee County. One elk was killed by state conservation officers last week, but at least four remain at large, which gives state officials…


Expect More Contact With Wildlife, CA DFG Says

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds the public to use caution should they encounter wild animals this spring. Wildlife tends to venture into populated and suburban areas during this time of year. Bears, mountain lions and coyotes in particular may be drawn to human habitation in search of…


Eleven New Paddling Trails Slated for Texas Waters in 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — When the Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail is dedicated April 28, it will be the 16th Texas Paddling Trail and — at 26 miles — the longest in the state. Notable as an oasis for wildlife and tranquility in the nation’s fourth-largest city, the Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail…


DNR Invites Families to Join Park Quest Adventures

Governor O’Malley Encourages Citizens to Explore Maryland State Parks Annapolis, Md.  – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites families to sign up for the second season of Park Quest, a Maryland Park Service outdoor adventure-based program designed to encourage families to spend more time playing together in the…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards in California

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Director Rowan Gould has announced the 18 recipients of the Service’s 2008 Recovery Champion award. The Recovery Champion award recognizes U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees and their partners for contributions to the recovery of threatened and endangered species in the United States. “The…


National Park Service Gets the Lead Out!

WASHINGTON – National Park Service visitors and wildlife have something to cheer about today with the agency’s stepped-up efforts to reduce lead in national park environments. “Our goal is to eliminate the use of lead ammunition and lead fishing tackle in parks by the end of 2010,” said Acting National…