By The Associated Press - Fri, Jun 29, 2012 4:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missourians can soon head out to ponds and creeks in pursuit of bullfrogs and green frogs. The state’s frogging season opens at sunset Saturday and continues through Oct. 31. The Department of Conversation says Missourians with a fishing permit can capture frogs by hand net, gig and throw line. They also can snag, snare, gig or use a pole and line. People who have a hunting... Read more.
By Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Jun 19, 2012 11:02 pm
Now is the time of year when people are most likely to come across deer fawns or elk calves in the woods, or possibly even their own backyards. Often times with such encounters, the mother is nowhere in sight, and people might think the newborn has been abandoned. But that is rarely the case, as leaving the youngster alone is often the best way to protect it from predators. If you find a deer... Read more.
By Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff - Fri, Jun 15, 2012 5:30 pm
FARMINGTON — About 18 percent of the tickets sold to Great Salt Lake Bird Festival field trips were purchased by out-of-staters. That was the report festival organizer Neka Roundy presented this week to the Davis County Commission. There were 1,063 festival field trip tickets sold, or 93 percent of all tickets available, Roundy said. The small-group field trips are popular because they give... Read more.
By Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Jun 12, 2012 11:52 pm
It’s that time of year when birds are raising their young, and Utah wildlife officials are inviting the public to see two of the area’s most famous avian families. Wildlife enthusiasts can see two adult bald eagles and two eaglets that recently hatched during free field trips on Thursday and Saturday as part of the Division of Wildlife Resources’ Watchable Wildlife program. Then, at 6 p.m. next... Read more.
By Bryon Saxton, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Standard-Examiner staff - Thu, Jun 7, 2012 4:04 pm
KAYSVILLE — Birds of a feather flocking together apparently doesn’t apply to ospreys. Or at least the starving osprey Davis County Animal Services officers safely netted Friday on the Kaysville ponds. The officers have turned over the bird to a Northern Utah wildlife rehabilitation center so it can make a full recovery. “Ospreys usually live around large bodies of water, in the higher... Read more.
By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press - Thu, Jun 7, 2012 3:56 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A group of conservationists sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force regulation of the leading killer of endangered California condors. The group contends lead poisoning from ammunition frequently kills not only condors but eagles, swans, loons and other birds that feed on dead animals in the wild. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in... Read more.
By Kristin Purdy, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Jun 5, 2012 11:21 pm
You know you’ve marveled at their iconic Southwestern beauty as you’ve traveled to that weekend camping trip in the Uintas. Or perhaps you’ve stopped along the Old Lincoln Highway to read the roadside signs describing Mormon emigration to Utah or westward expansion and the Pony Express trail. But there’s another reason to visit the red cliffs of Echo and stay awhile; it’s to see the cliff nesters... Read more.
Goose truce: Control services, outreach education, coyotes have helped to reduce human-waterfowl conflict
By Vicki Ortiz Healy, Chicago Tribune, , McClatchy Newspapers - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 7:37 pm
CHICAGO — From across the pond in Mount Prospect, Ill., Bob Jost uses binoculars to count the geese, then carefully pencils in the totals on a clipboard — 19, made up of three families. “You get to know them,” says Jost as his dog Holly snoozes in the back of his pickup. “Eventually they’re going to come out on the sidewalk.” Which is when the professional goose chaser will wake up Holly and use... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 7:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — A back bear that tried to break into a ranger's cabin in a remote part of Dinosaur National Monument has been shot. Officials announced late Monday that a park ranger shot the bear at the Gates of Lodore campground on May 27. Park spokesman Dan Johnson says it took a week to announce the shooting because officials wanted to sort out and compile witness statements. The bear... Read more.
By Judy Fahys, The Associated Press - Mon, May 28, 2012 2:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — They gathered in airboats off the northeastern corner of the Great Salt Lake shoreline. Above, clouds jostled in the vast Utah sky. Around them, marsh grass teemed with life — White-faced Ibis, white pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Marbled Godwits and innumerable bird cousins darted across the horizon, splashed into the water and otherwise busied themselves with migration chores... Read more.