Coyote, fox hunters allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics

POLL: Should hunters be allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics?

Hunters pursuing foxes, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, weasels, bobcats and porcupines in Pennsylvania may now use handheld and sporting-arm mounted night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics. A law permitting those devices in hunting furbearers became effective November 6, when it was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in September gave […]

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New research shows, two closely-related species of wild cats in Ontario, Canada, may face starkly different futures. Is this “survival of the fittest?”

New research shows, two closely-related species of wild cats in Ontario, Canada, may face starkly different futures. Is this “survival of the fittest?”

To the untrained eye, the two species might pass as overgrown house cats. They’re actually “felids” or mammals belonging to felidae, a family of wild cats. Both live side by side in the wilds of Ontario, north of Lake Huron. Researchers at the University of Trent in Peterborough, Ontario, looked at bobcat and lynx numbers, […]

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Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man has been charged with 125 wildlife crimes following a months-long investigation by the Department of Natural Resources. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, of Pickford was arraigned ­in Chippewa County’s 91st District Court on Wednesday on numerous charges, including illegally harvesting 18 wolves over the past 18 months. He is […]

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