Author: Venatic Reporters

WSU Elk Hoof Disease Committee has first meeting

PULLMAN, Wash. (RELEASE) – WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Bryan Slinker has convened the first Elk Hoof Disease committee meeting as a follow-up to funded legislation that directs WSU’s research engagement with respect to EHD. “Washington taxpayers and the Legislature made it clear, EHD is a priority disease issue,” said Slinker.  “Together they fully funded a research program for WSU and from here on it’s time to get to work and develop some answers.” WSU’s veterinary college will launch an effort that includes, but is not limited to, continued collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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Free Ranging Deer Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in PA

HARRISBURG, PA (RELEASE) – Chronic wasting disease has spread to free-ranging deer in an area of the state where it previously had been detected only in captive deer. The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced a free-ranging whitetail buck in Bell Township, Clearfield County, has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). A news conference about the new CWD-positive deer and the Game Commission’s response will be held on Thursday, July 13, at noon at the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters. The news conference will be available to view on the Game Commission’s social media pages. The CWD-positive buck was shot...

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Black Bear Responsible For Entering Home Near Tetonia Euthanized

TETONIA, ID (RELEASE) –Personnel with the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) trapped and euthanized a five-year-old male black bear that had become overly accustomed to humans to the point that it had entered a home outside of Tetonia, fortunately, no one was injured.  Officials are still on the watch for another black bear in the vicinity that had exhibited similar behavior and will determine its fate if apprehended. It is important that homeowners report any bear that pays a visit.  People that allow bears to become food-conditioned and habituated to the presence of humans could very well...

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Ex-Marine Convicted on Poaching Charges, Illegal Outfitting

CRAIG, Colo. (RELEASE) – After an investigation and arrest by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, a California man found guilty of committing a variety of serious wildlife crimes in Northwest Colorado will pay thousands in fines and could potentially lose his hunting and fishing privileges for life. On June 20, Kyle Odle, 29, of Menifee, Calif., appeared before a judge in the 14th Judicial District Court in Moffat County to learn his sentence. Rather than face the possibility of time in jail for two charges of illegal outfitting – a felony in Colorado – Odle instead accepted an offer...

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More hunters applying in Wyoming than ever before

Cheyenne, WY (Release) – Wyoming is one of the top locations for highly-sought after big game in the country, and each year the number of hunting applications the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives increases. The May 2017 application deadline was no different, with higher-than-ever application numbers. “Game and Fish is glad for the interest hunters show in Wyoming,” said Scott Talbott, Game and Fish’s director. “We work hard to provide great hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the state. We were able to offer more licenses for deer and antelope for 2017 and are happy there is such strong...

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