May 9, 2021
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STATE: Wildlife Commission approves 2021-2022 Migratory Game Bird Seasons – The Stanly News & Press

At its business meeting last week, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission approved season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2021-22 waterfowl, webless migratory game bird (including doves) and extended falconry seasons.

Selected seasons also will be published in the 2021-22 Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest scheduled for publication Aug. 1.

While many seasons remain unchanged, some notable changes are:

  • Duck season dates are now established within two duck hunting zones, Coastal and Inland. Interstate 95 forms the boundary between the Coastal and Inland duck zones. Up to three season segments are allowed within each zone. The
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Call before intervening with orphaned or injured wildlife | WSU Insider

As the weather continues to warm, veterinarians at Washington State University are asking anyone who suspects orphaned or injured wildlife may be in need of care to call a wildlife rehabilitator before intervening.

Dr. Marcie Logsdon, an exotics veterinarian at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, said it is easy to mistake a

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Southern Colorado is home to some of the state’s best wildlife

Walking the tranquil paved paths at the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center in Pueblo, it is not uncommon to see an osprey swiftly dive into the Arkansas River to catch a fish.

Lizards scamper and scurry across the cement trails, dodging oncoming cyclists.

Mule deer, often with fawns in the fall, can be seen munching on shrubs and grass while keeping a close on eye on passersby. 

Mallard ducks and ducklings take their daily swim in the cool waters of the river, while a crane uses its long legs to wade in shallow waters along the river’s banks.

All this

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to host guided bird-watching walks at Yampa River State Park

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife Ranger peers through binoculars in search of birds. (Courtesy Photo / Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Eyeing a way to engage the community and provide an educational opportunity, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Ranger Tim Abt looks to the sky.

Abt will host a guided bird-watching walk starting at 9 a.m each Saturday in May at Yampa River State Park just outside of Hayden along U.S. Highway 40.

“I’ve been a pretty avid bird watcher my whole life,” Abt said. “This time of year you’re able to see so many species out here, so we’re at the

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SC wildlife officials concerned about rabbit disease affecting wild and domestic animals | News

The outbreak of a foreign animal disease fatal to rabbits has state wildlife officials concerned about a potential spread to South Carolina. 

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus-2 was detected last year in southwestern states and has spread to Florida. And while no cases have been reported in the Palmetto State, wildlife officials want residents to stay vigilant.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources said humans are not susceptible to the disease, but it is highly contagious for rabbits and nearly always fatal.

Both domestic and wild rabbits are at risk. Infected animals could experience loss of appetite, lethargy, high fever, seizures,

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State Wildlife Managers Find Flamingos In Florida Are Just Visiting And Don’t Recommend Protecting Them

Two years after a team of scientists uncovered evidence that American flamingos inhabited the state long before a captured flock was imported to provide scenery at the racetrack at Hialeah Park, state wildlife managers are recommending the iconic birds not be classified as native or protected.

Today’s wild birds are likely just visiting from other places, biologists said in a draft assessment scheduled to be presented at a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting next month.

“The return of this iconic species to the Everglades, Biscayne Bay and the Florida Key is certainly worthy,” the report concludes. But their

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