Author: Venatic Reporters

Crucial Mule Deer Migration Route More Accessible with New Fencing

Game and Fish is partnering with the Upper Green Muley Fanatics Foundation, the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Fund, and Jonah Energy to replace fencing on the property to allow for easier big game passage during migration. Cheyenne (Release) – One of the most critical mule deer migration routes in the West is the Red Desert to Hoback corridor. Last year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with The Conservation Fund, acquired the 364-acre Fremont Lake bottleneck property – now named the Luke Lynch Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA). This acquisition protected it from development that...

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Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Found in West Virginia Deer

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Release) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has found deer in eight counties that have died from a hemorrhagic disease that causes extensive bleeding. This year, deer in Boone, Brooke, Hancock, Lincoln, Marshall, Ohio, Tucker and Wayne counties have died from a disease caused by the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (EHDV). The disease has also been confirmed in deer herds in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia this year. Hemorrhagic diseases can also be caused by the Blue Tongue Virus, but no BTV-infected deer have been detected in West Virginia. This disease is not contagious...

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International Crimestoppers Donates Money for New Wildlife Decoy in Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Mountain View Game Warden Allen Deru received some good news from the International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. (IWC) recently in the form of a $1,400.00 check to help fight poaching. Green River (RELEASE) – Deru applied for the grant from IWC to pay for a new wildlife decoy to be used for wildlife law enforcement work in southwest Wyoming. “This grant is a good thing because the money will allow us to buy a new decoy and the decoy will provide game wardens another tool to help stop wildlife poaching,” Deru said. According to their...

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Arizona Game & Fish: Jaguar in Chiricahua Mountains Video is Male

PHOENIX — Contrary to a news release from a Tucson-based group, biologists from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that a jaguar recently captured on a trail video camera in the Chiricahua Mountains is a male. “This Center for Biological Diversity footage confirms that this is a jaguar we’ve seen before, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has photographic proof that this animal is unequivocally male,” said Jim deVos, assistant director for Wildlife Management at AZGFD. “We promptly informed the organization when the news release was issued that there is...

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Idaho Hunter Gets $500 Reward for Busting Motorized Gate Crashers

BHA OHV Reward Fund rewards citizens whose reports of illegal OHV use result in a conviction BOISE (RELEASE) – A public land hunter in Idaho recently collected a $500 reward from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers after reporting illegal use of an off-road vehicle in the Third Fork drainage on the Emmett Ranger District of the Boise National Forest. As a result of this action, an Ada County resident pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the Motor Vehicle Use map on public lands, which carries a fine of $225 for each count. These areas are closed to protect wildlife...

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