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  • No Silver Bullet for CWD, At Least Not Yet

    Hunters and wildlife managers eager to hear the promise of a vaccine to rid North America’s deer and elk herds of chronic wasting disease (CWD) were met with a shot of reality at a recent Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) meeting, repor...
  • Sporting Groups Fight Petitions to Ban Lead Tackle and Ammunition

    A petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the use of lead in fishing tackle under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) is being vehemently opposed by sporting groups, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.  A similar proposal t...
  • Western States Continue to Deal with Pneumonia Outbreaks in Bighorn Sheep

    Five western states have faced outbreaks of pneumonia in 11 separate bighorn sheep herds since late 2009,  with nearly 1,000 having been killed or died due to the disease, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.  The die-offs come at the same time th...
  • First General CRP Sign Up Since 2006 Is a Success for All Concerned

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently conducted the first opportunity for enrollment of lands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) under a general sign-up since 2006. There were more than 50,000 offers from landowners on 4.8 million acre...
  • Funding for Research on the Deadly White-nose Syndrome in Bats

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced on October 6 that it is distributing nearly $1.6 million in grants to learn more about and manage the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. More than a million bats have died due to the disease sin...
  • 79th North American Conference Slated

    Negotiations were recently completed for the 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference to be held March 11-15, 2014, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.The North American Conference was last held in Denver in 199...