Hunting

In this undated photo provided by Eric Regehr, polar bears are seen on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Circle. A study of polar bears in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change. Lead author Eric Regehr of the University of Washington says the Chukchi may be buffered from some effects of ice loss. Regehr says polar bears can build fat reserves and the Chukchi's abundant seal population may allow bears to compensate for a loss of hunting time on ice. (AP Photo Eric Regehr via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 7:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and...
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Alaska resident John Sturgeon walks outside the Supreme Court, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Washington. Sturgeon sued the Park Service 2011 after it told him to stop operating his hovercraft on a stretch of the Nation river that passes through the federally created preserve. The State of Alaska would permit this, but the National Park Services regulations said he could not. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 05, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday of the National Park Service's authority to prevent an Alaskan moose hunter from using his motorized rubber boat to access remote areas of the state. The justices heard arguments in a case that tests the limits of the federal government's...
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This photo taken Sept. 16, 2018, shows rescuers working to remove a hard plastic globe stuck on the head of a bear cub near Balsam Lake, Wis. (Deputy Jeff Hahn/Polk County Wis. Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 7:16 pm
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe. Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby. The Polk County Sheriff's...
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September 08, 2018 - 8:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The early bear hunting season is about to begin in New York. The Department of Environmental Conservation says the early season runs from Sept. 8-23 in parts of southeastern New York and from Sept. 15 to Oct. 12 in northern New York. The agency says New York has between 6,000...
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This Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo provided by Zhaoyu Zhu shows a stone flake that was found in an archaeological site in the Loess Plateau in China. In a report released on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, scientists believe stone tools like this could have belonged to our evolutionary forerunners that lived 2.1 million years ago. (Zhaoyu Zhu via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought. Until now, the oldest evidence of human-like creatures outside Africa came from 1.8 million-year-old artifacts and skulls found in the Georgian...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wyoming will decide Wednesday, May 23, 2018, whether to allow grizzly bear hunting for the first time in decades. Under the proposed rules before the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, hunting would begin Sept. 1 in the mountains and basins farthest from Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Hunting closer to the parks would begin Sept. 15 and end in all areas by Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:35 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A debate over whether the Yellowstone ecosystem's grizzly bear population can thrive while being hunted will be put to the test this fall after Wyoming officials on Wednesday approved the state's first grizzly hunt in 44 years. The hunt, approved 7-0 by the Wyoming Game and...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:18 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after an outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with the...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after a public outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 file photo, a whale is hauled on a fishing boat after it was killed in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Iceland. A whaling company in Iceland is preparing its fleet to bring the commercial hunting of fin whales back to the country. Whaling company Hvalur hf (Whale Inc.) said Tuesday, April 17, 2018 it is readying its two vessels for the 100-day whaling season that starts in June. Fin whale hunting stopped in Iceland in 2015, when Japanese authorities refused to import Iceland’s catch because of insufficient research about health code requirements.(AP Photo/Adam Butler, File)
April 17, 2018 - 2:33 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A whaling company in Iceland said Tuesday it is preparing its fleet to bring commercial hunting of fin whales back to the Nordic island nation after a two-year freeze. Whaling company Hvalur hf (Whale Inc.) said it is readying two vessels for the 100-day summer whaling...
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A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 28, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. Dick's said it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone...
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