Category: Wild Animal News

Moffat County Wolves Update

Moffat County Wolves Update

DENVER — On November 3, Colorado voters passed Proposition #114 – The Restoration of Gray Wolves, a measure directing the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to develop a plan to reintroduce gray wolves west of the Continental Divide. The passage of Proposition 114 has led to increased interest in wolves in Colorado, specifically, the wolf […]
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Reported mountain lion attack on dog near Carey

Reported mountain lion attack on dog near Carey

Fish and Game officials received a report from a southern Idaho family that their dog was attacked and taken by what was described as a mountain lion. The reported attack occurred on Thursday evening, November 5, 2020 approximately 17 miles east of Carey, Idaho along Highway 20. The family reported visiting the Wild Rose Hot […]
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WRC Anticipates Seasonal Increase in Coyote Sightings

WRC Anticipates Seasonal Increase in Coyote Sightings

RALEIGH, N.C. — Expect to see or hear more coyotes in the coming weeks as young coyotes — those born this past spring — begin leaving their parents’ territory to find and establish a territory of their own. Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission say there’s an annual peak of reported sightings in October […]
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Two Hunters Injured by Grizzly Bear North of Whitefish

Two Hunters Injured by Grizzly Bear North of Whitefish

Kalispell — On the morning of Oct. 31, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 Wildlife Human Attack Response Team responded to a bear attack on timberland near Smith Lake north of Whitefish Lake. FWP received a report of a father and son from the Flathead Valley hunting along a gated road when a […]
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Be Mindful of Displaced Wildlife After Hurricane Zeta

Be Mindful of Displaced Wildlife After Hurricane Zeta

In the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, wildlife species will seek higher ground and be displaced into habitat with which they may not be familiar. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to be especially cognizant of wildlife forced into populated areas by flood water from the storm. Rising waters force wildlife […]
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Bull elk entangles in hammock near Ketchum

Bull elk entangles in hammock near Ketchum

On Monday afternoon, October 12, 2020 dispatchers with Blaine County Sheriff began to receive numerous calls about a bull elk in distress near the Meadow’s Trailer Park south of Ketchum, Idaho. Two Blaine County Sheriff deputies arrived to find a large bull elk struggling to keep its head above water while standing in the Big […]
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Woman seriously injured after being gored by deer

Woman seriously injured after being gored by deer

BLACK FOREST, Colo. – A young buck deer attacked and seriously injured a woman Friday morning as she was walking her dog along a wooded path near her home, requiring Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers to track and euthanize the animal. The attack comes after CPW wildlife officers received tips that a neighbor of the […]
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Be BearWise as Bear Activity Increases

Be BearWise as Bear Activity Increases

RALEIGH, N.C. – With fall temperatures falling, bear activity is increasing, and biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are reminding people to protect themselves and bears by following the six BearWise® Basics to reduce potential conflicts. Bears’ appetites are biologically programmed to go into hyperdrive in the fall because they need to put on […]
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FWP Seeking Location of Black Bear Cubs in Whitefish

FWP Seeking Location of Black Bear Cubs in Whitefish

Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking community members in Whitefish to share any information about the possible location of three orphaned black bear cubs that were last seen near downtown. FWP is investigating the shooting death of an adult female black bear that occurred on the night of Oct. 5 near […]
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DNR searches Muskegon facility where child was attacked by wolf dog

DNR searches Muskegon facility where child was attacked by wolf dog

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers led a joint investigation and served a search warrant Friday morning at Howling Timbers, an animal rehabilitation facility in Muskegon that is believed to be illegally breeding and housing animals, including “wolf dogs” – a crossbreed between a wolf and dog (or another wolf dog) that is illegal […]
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Habituated Behavior Grizzly Bear Relocated

Habituated Behavior Grizzly Bear Relocated

Jackson – Each year, large carnivore biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department capture and relocate bears that have become involved in human-related conflicts. On September 22, 2020, at the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Game and Fish biologists captured and relocated a sub-adult female grizzly bear. The bear was […]
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Black bear removed from Rock Springs

Black bear removed from Rock Springs

Green River – On September 15, personnel from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department responded to a report of a black bear on the west side of Rock Springs near White Mountain Road. The bear was captured and taken to the Department’s Green River office for evaluation. The adult female black bear was old and […]
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