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Rare Wildlife Sightings

NW Montana Woodland Caribou Near the U.S./Canada border, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has confirmed recent woodland caribou sightings. And, in even better news, a breeding pair may be present. Although these caribou are native to the area, these reports are extremely rare. Once spanning from central British Columbia to Idaho, Montana and Washington, [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|0 Comments

Check Out Crane Cam

Big sandhill crane buff? The Arizona Game & Fish Department has set up a Sandhill Crane Cam for live viewing of the birds on their wintering grounds at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. The best viewing times are just after daylight and around noon when they return from morning feeding for the rest of the afternoon. [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|0 Comments

Cougars: Michigan Surprise, Livestock Losses, and Management Debates

Michigan It’s always exciting to catch a rare find on a game camera. For the Upper Peninsula wildlife biologists, their cougar capture was one of those exciting moments. Since 2009, their game cameras have captured over three million images, but this is the first cougar. The Oct. 1 image is one of 38 confirmed observations [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Different States, Different Black Bear Hunt Conditions

Maryland In western Maryland, the five-day black bear season closed on Oct. 26 with 135 bears harvested across four counties. Last season, 131 bears were taken at a success rate of 7.9 percent, which is higher than the regional average of three to five percent. The open season was extended by an extra day this [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Big Game, wildlife|0 Comments

DOI: Zinke Announces Public-Private Partnership bringing $2.7 Million to Habitat Conservation of Big Game Migration Corridors and Winter Range 

This release was originally published by the US Department of the Interior. WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and ConocoPhillips, announced a new NFWF $2.7 million grant program to enhance and improve the quality of habitat in state identified, priority big-game winter [...]

Don’t Miss the Hunter’s Moon Tonight

We don’t just mean an episode of Larry Weishuhn and Blake Barnett’s “DSC’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon.” The full moon in tonight’s sky is officially called the Hunter’s Moon. Each month has a unique name for the full moon, which has been shaped and shifted through various cultures over centuries. Many of the names are [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Hunting, wildlife|0 Comments

DOI: Secretary Zinke Applauds President Trump’s Nomination of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This release was originally published by the US Department of the interior. We look forward to working with potential Director Skipwith. WASHINGTON – Last night, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Aurelia Skipwith to be the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke applauds the nomination. [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|wildlife|0 Comments

DSC Voices Strong Opposition to Cancelled Grizzly Hunts

A federal judge has reinstated federal protection for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region blocking planned hunts in Idaho and Wyoming. On Sept. 24, 2018, Federal U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen disregarded the advice of numbers of wildlife biologists and conservation experts when he ruled to overturn the March 2017 decision by the U.S. [...]

Black Rhino Import Permit- YES!

By Richard T. Cheatham, DSC Foundation President The U S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will approve the issuance of a permit to import the black rhino killed by the US hunter who purchased the export permit and hunt at an auction conducted by DSC Foundation in December 2016. This decision is a significant victory for those [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Panhandle Mule Deer Regulation Change

Planning on hunting mule deer in the Panhandle? Make sure you have brushed up on the new antler restriction. Hunters in Briscoe, Childress, Cottle, Floyd, Hall, and Motley counties will be required to uphold a new antler restriction regulation that requires all harvested mule deer bucks to have a main beam outside spread greater than [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments