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Black footed ferrets returning to Texas?

One of my favorite creatures God created is the ferret. These feisty mustelids have a special place in my heart and since a small child I have been fascinated with the highly endangered black-footed ferret. It was one of the

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Prairie chicken group meets in Amarillo

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is having hearings this week to get public comment concerning a new plan to mitigate the harm for businesses from listing the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened. The plan, developed by a nonprofit corporation founded in

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Sharpshooters to take out Illinois deer

Sharpshooters will return to a Will County forest preserve to take out a few more deer in an effort to curb a fatal disease among the herd. Forest preserve officials discovered chronic wasting disease in the Kankakee Sands preservation area

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Hope for duck hunters in LCRA counties?

Members of the Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition celebrated a small victory when the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality did not make a determination on the proposed Lower Colorado River Authority’s Emergency Order increasing the interruptible water cut-off trigger to

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Rattlesnake protection plan not popular in TX

n a West Texas prairie of cactus and mesquite, Riley Sawyers sprays gasoline fumes into a narrow crevice in the ground, hoping to drive slumbering rattlesnakes to the surface. His equipment isn’t fancy, just a common pesticide canister attached to

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Elephant poaching central theme in new US anti trafficking strategy

Following today’s release of the Obama Administration’s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (The Service) will implement a U.S. ban on commercial trade of elephant ivory. This

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Texas pronghorn stockings continue

AUSTIN — The continuation of the Trans-Pecos Pronghorn Restoration Project progressed with another successful relocation of almost 100 pronghorn recently. The animals were captured from healthy populations around Pampa and moved to an area southeast of Marfa to supplement severely

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