- Wyoming woman dies of rabies after she was bitten by a bat Updated: Oct-07-15 5:05 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - Officials say a Fremont County woman who was believed to be Wyoming's first confirmed human rabies case has died.
- Beached melon-headed whale euthanized near Alabama coast Updated: Oct-06-15 7:11 pm
GULF SHORES, Alabama - A necropsy is planned for a beached whale found Tuesday near Gulf Shores that had to be euthanized, wildlife officials said.
- For some, Minnesota pheasant season prep starts at preserve Updated: Oct-06-15 5:34 pm
AVON, Minnesota - The 8-month-old English pointer followed the pheasant scent, sometimes ranging in circles, sometimes diving into cover so thick only the tip of its white tail showed through the prairie plants.
- 2 freshwater fish species threatened in Arizona, New Mexico Updated: Oct-06-15 3:51 pm
PHOENIX - The Center for Biological Diversity says roundtail and headwater chubs are among the growing number of at-risk freshwater fish species in Arizona and New Mexico.
- Cattle-killing bear shot by wildlife officials Updated: Oct-06-15 3:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Montana - Wildlife officials have shot a grizzly bear that killed 12 cows in Stillwater County.
- Wildlife agency investigating possible mountain lion photo Updated: Oct-06-15 1:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating after receiving a photo of what appears to be a mountain lion in Obion County near the Kentucky border.
- Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning Updated: Oct-06-15 11:54 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday.
- Correction: Invasive Species-Lawsuit story Updated: Oct-06-15 11:39 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - In a story Oct. 5 about a federal appeals court ordering the government to rewrite regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that challenged the rules. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council.
- Man kills grizzly bear near Olney after it attacked Updated: Oct-06-15 11:38 am
KALISPELL, Montana - A man near Olney killed a grizzly bear after it attacked him.
- Oregon wildlife officials ask public to report sick elk Updated: Oct-06-15 9:45 am
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon authorities are enlisting hunters and other outdoors types in the fight against a disease hurting the region's elk.
- Wildlife officers set trap after bear kills dog, attacks man Updated: Oct-06-15 8:54 am
ORANGE CITY, Florida - Wildlife officials are trying to trap a bear that attacked a man and killed his dog.
- Teen accused of poisoning dog he feared would kill his birds Updated: Oct-06-15 7:44 am
OCALA, Florida - A north Florida teen told authorities he poisoned his neighbor's Jack Russell terrier because he feared it would get into his backyard and attack his guinea fowl.
- Change for fishing kokanee salmon to take effect in 2016 Updated: Oct-05-15 10:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah wildlife officials have approved a new rule for fishing kokanee salmon in an effort to protect the fish species during its spawning period.
- Rare ferrets find new home on former toxic site in Denver Updated: Oct-05-15 8:55 pm
DENVER - Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on the industrial edge of Denver.
- Oregon State Police arrest 2 for deer poaching Updated: Oct-05-15 8:37 pm
BAKER CITY, Oregon - Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers have arrested two Baker City 18-year-olds in connection with deer poaching.
- Desert tortoise no longer candidate for federal protection Updated: Oct-05-15 8:19 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The Sonoran desert tortoise is not at risk for extinction and will no longer be listed as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.
- Hawaii receives grant to study false killer whales Updated: Oct-05-15 8:13 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Researchers in Hawaii have received nearly $1.2 million in federal grant funding to study the elusive false killer whale.
- Feds: Black pinesnake, now only in 2 states, 'threatened' Updated: Oct-05-15 7:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The black pinesnake, a burrowing constrictor found only in pine forests of southern Mississippi and Alabama, is now listed as threatened, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.
- Chicago Bears lose center Will Montgomery to leg fracture Updated: Oct-05-15 5:49 pm
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - Quarterback Jay Cutler seems over his hamstring problems. The Chicago Bears now have to worry about who's available to block for him.
- White Earth Band makes 2nd run at Legacy Amendment money Updated: Oct-05-15 5:39 pm
ZERKEL, Minnesota - The White Earth Band of Ojibwe is making a second run at a $2.2 million grant to protect around 2,000 acres of wetlands and forests in Clearwater County near Lower Rice Lake, an important source of wild rice for the northwestern Minnesota tribe.
- University of Oklahoma to move baboons from closing facility Updated: Oct-05-15 5:17 pm
EL RENO, Oklahoma - Hundreds of baboons will be removed from a University of Oklahoma facility as it closes within three to four years.
- US, Chile declare new marine reserves, fight overfishing Updated: Oct-05-15 12:30 pm
VALPARAISO, Chile - President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration.
- Nuisance zebra mussels found in Red River in Grand Forks Updated: Oct-05-15 12:21 pm
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - Staff members from the U.S. Geological Survey have found three adult zebra mussels in the Red River in Grand Forks.
- Minnesota DNR sharply cuts grants for fighting aquatic weeds Updated: Oct-05-15 10:37 am
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sharply cutting the money it gives cities and lake groups to tackle aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil.
- Residents along Hamilton Lake debate future of swans Updated: Oct-05-15 8:28 am
HAMILTON, Indiana - The wakeboarders and Jet Skiers of summer have gone.