With a Wyoming Super Tag license, winners experience one of the few ultimate hunting adventures in the West, but, in addition to the hunt of a lifetime, the 2017 Super Tag raffle has become a lot more super. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with several companies to offer the “Ultimate Hunting Gear Package.” Continue reading Wyoming Game And Fish Super Tag Raffle Becomes A Lot More Super
SCI World Headquarters in Tucson recently hosted a meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission in the theater of the International Wildlife Museum. Separately, the IWM is working with the Arizona Department of Game and Fish to enhance that agency’s presence via a wildlife exhibit that includes education information about wildlife management, including a partnership with SCI Foundation involving the reintroduction of bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains area of Tucson.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced that Arizona continues to be clear of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative wildlife disease that is fatal to deer and elk.
Department officials did not find any cases of CWD in the 750-plus deer (mule and white-tailed) and elk that were harvested by hunters and voluntarily submitted for testing in 2016. Game and Fish has been testing for the presence of the disease in Arizona since 1998. While CWD has been found in the neighboring states of Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, the disease has not been detected in Arizona.
The department is grateful for the assistance of hunters who submit deer and elk heads for testing, as well as the cooperation of local taxidermists and game processors.
For more information about CWD, visit: www.azgfd.gov/w_c/research_cwd.shtml.
Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wildlife biologists on the feral hog strike team have tallied up numbers for 2016. The year yielded a total of 5,358 feral hogs removed by MDC, partner agencies and private landowners, which is a significant increase over efforts the previous year. In 2015, 3,649 feral hogs were removed from the landscape. Continue reading MDC Continues Feral Hog Removal Efforts