DNR releases additional info on St. Martin Island incident

Menominee, Mich.

Made in Japan:ˆLargemouth world record tied

Dania Beach, Fla. “ A 22-pound, 4-ounce bass caught last summer in Japan will take its place in the record books alongside George Perrys world record caught 77 years ago.

The Scourge of Feral House Cats – Special News Feature

Felines Fatales: With something like 150 million free-ranging house cats wreaking havoc on our wildlife, the last thing we need is Americans sustaining them in the wild.

Stephens 18-point buck is bound for the record book

Clayton, Ohio – On Nov. 30, the opener of the statewide firearms season, 39 year-old Clayton, Ohio, resident Brian Stephens harvested a giant 18-point buck while hunting his 180-acre family owned farm in Highland County.

Wyoming man pleads guilty to shooting bald eagle

Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP) – A Northern Arapaho man pleaded guilty Tuesday in tribal court to killing a bald eagle in 2005 for use in his tribes Sun Dance.

Michigan files Supreme Court suit over Asian carp

Detroit (AP) – Michigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to order closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

NH offers ice fishing classes

Concord, N.H. (AP) – The state of New Hampshire is gearing up for ice fishing season by offering lessons in it starting next month.

Illinois hunters complete muzzleloader deer season

Springfield, Ill. (AP) – Hunters in Illinois harvested nearly 4,700 deer during this year’s muzzleloader season.

Md. firearm hunters kill nearly 45,000 deer

Hagerstown, Md. (AP) – Maryland wildlife managers say hunters killed about 44,800 deer during the two-week firearm season that ended Dec. 12.

Experts criticize Wis. DNR on CWD

Madison, Wis. (AP) – A panel of experts say the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources needs to be much more aggressive in tackling chronic wasting disease in deer.

Hunters lose privileges for 10 years

Boise, Idaho (AP) – A pair of hunters in southwestern Idaho have pleaded guilty to poaching elk.

Hunters take Wis. officials to task over poor hunt

Madison, Wis. (AP) – State conservation officials should re-evaluate their deer population formulas and stop encouraging hunters to kill antlerless deer, hunters and lawmakers said during a hearing Thursday.

MI DNR: Internet speculation on St. Martin deer case overblown

Menominee, Mich. – Photographs of an Upper Peninsula of Michigan island buck pole heavy with whitetail bucks that flew around Internet sites and e-mails captivated hunters across North America and sparked a debate as to their authenticity and circumstances surrounding the kills.

Migrating whooping crane fatally shot in W. Indiana

Cayuga, Ind. (AP) – Wildlife officials say an endangered whooping crane was fatally shot in western Indiana during its migration south.

Youths from Saco, Glasgow convicted of poaching

Glassgow, Mont. (AP) – State wildlife officials say two boys from Saco and another from Glasgow have pleaded guilty to 20 misdemeanor charges for poaching deer and antelope in Phillips and Valley counties.