May 14, 2020
Outside Online – Night had fallen over the Everglades, but Donna Kalil kept driving.
She leaned out the window of her Ford Expedition as it followed the rutted levee road and peered across the saw grass as far as the stark glare of her floodlights would reach. Kalil was determined to catch a Burmese python.
It was Saturday, January 11, the second night of Florida’s Python Bowl, a ten-day state-sponsored hunting competition designed...
May 14, 2020 | (CNN) Georgia officials are working to completely eradicate a species they say poses a major threat to some of the state's native wildlife: the Argentine black and white tegus.
John Jensen, a biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Conservation Section, said the lizard can grow up to about 4 feet in size and can eat "just about anything they want."
"Tegus will eat the eggs of ground-nesting birds — including quail and...
"The PA Game Commission has failed in their primary task."
City dwellers seek relief from disease carrying deer |
Headline Health – Residents of major northeast metro areas including Pittsburgh and New York are reporting residential neighborhoods overrun with unwelcome whitetail deer.
The lack of hunters in these highly populated areas has created suburban parklands for hungry bucks, does, and fawns.
In the Pittsburgh area, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald S. are pleading with their state legislator to bring...
Deer overpopulation meets its match: women who hunt |
Suburban housewives have taken up gun and bow in record numbers.
New York Times – A camo-clad pair of hunters slipped into the woods near Yaphank, Long Island, one Sunday this winter, to position themselves before sunset, when white-tailed deer are most active.
One carried pink arrows, and the other had a purple bow.
But the tree stand they planned to climb into was missing. It happens — the...
"Feral hogs can carry or transmit several diseases to wildlife and humans. Three diseases that cause the most concern are swine brucellosis, pseudorabies, and tularemia, although feral hogs harbor other diseases as well." – USDA
Why do officials in this state want to ban feral hog hunting?
Jan 28, 2020
MissouriNet – Two southern Missouri state lawmakers are unhappy with a letter the state Department of Agriculture (MDA) director has sent to the U.S. Forest Service, in support...
The potential ramifications are "really dire." Dr. Steve Johnson, U. of Fla. |
Plus: Is it legal to hunt feral monkeys in FL?
Feb 2, 2020
Newsweek – At least 12 feral rhesus macaque monkeys, which could be infected with a deadly form of herpes, have been spotted for the first time in northern Florida.
According to ABC-affiliate First Coast News, the animals were seen in six neighborhoods in the city of Jacksonville.
But how did members of this...
Hunters put the squeeze on 80 snakes in Florida's Python Bowl
January 26, 2020
CNN – More than 750 people from 20 states turned up for Florida's 2020 Python Bowl, catching 80 of the giant invasive snakes, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a release.
The grand prize winner in the 10-day contest is Mike Kimmel, who caught eight Burmese pythons, the commission said Saturday. His prize was a Tracker 570 Off Road all-terrain...
You can't make this stuff up ...
In state that just banned organized coyote hunts, residents are being warned to look out for rabid coyotes
LYNNFIELD, MASS. (WHDH) - Massachusetts wildlife officials are urging the public to report any unusual animal behavior after a rabid coyote cornered a Lynnfield woman in her driveway earlier this week.
The coyote, which was captured on Monday, later tested positive for rabies, according to Animal Control.
Just 11 days ago:
State Bans "Cruel"...
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