Outdoors

Mark Twain National Forest to host open houses on feral hog elimination proposal

  Bear in search of food breaks into car, destroys everything inside

Monarch caterpillars from Ripley Co., Mo. to be released at Forest Service’s Poplar Bluff dist. office

  Caught on Camera: Deer crashes through Owensboro barber shop

Hunters: The time to get your deer permit is now

WMA deer hunting permit period starts this week, for new season

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Memphis Zoo welcomes baby Francois’ langur

  The Landing reopening after high water on Current River shuts down some river floating

Rare black deer spotted in northern Michigan

Angling certain fish could catch higher prices

  Bear goes after woman’s lunch in car seat

Arkansas Supreme Court dismisses case over 2018 dicamba ban

Kayaker drowns after being trapped by log

MSHP reports an Arnold, Missouri woman drowned after she was thrown from her kayak and pinned against a log under water.

Northern Snakehead caught in St. Francis floodwaters in Dunklin Co.

A new invasive fish, a Northern Snakehead, was caught by an angler in the St. Francis River levees borrow ditch in Dunklin County, Missouri according to the conservation department.

  Man arrested in deadly Appalachian Trail attack in Va.

Authorities said the male victim used his cell phone to call for help before he died.

  Caught on Cam: Bobcat climbs power pole

Eventually, utility crews were called in, and a lineman used a bucket truck and pole to give the cat an encouraging nudge to reverse his climb - a camera crew caught the whole sequence.

  Mississippi River flooding forcing wildlife onto levees, roads

Be aware of “bogus” fishing license sites

US wildlife officials propose downlisting endangered beetle

Popular summer hotspot will be open this year

Missouri Dept. of Conservation: Posts about mushroom hunting ban are fake

  Rescued hummingbird returns again this spring

Man catches 170-pound ‘prehistoric’ fish from Oklahoma lake

Zachary Sutterfield of Durant, OK, caught an alligator gar that weighed about 170 pounds and was 6 feet, 9 inches long.

  Student falls to death from Arkansas cliff while taking photo

Officials in Newton County, Ark., are urging visitors to a popular hiking spot to be careful after witnesses say a woman re-positioned herself for a photo and fell off a cliff to her death.

  Endangered peregrine falcons delay bridge project in Missouri

Two peregrine falcons, one of the fastest animals alive, are nesting underneath the Mark Twain Bridge.

70-year-old motorcyclist killed by flying turkey

Authorities said the turkey flew across a road in Oakland Township, MI, and hit the man so hard in the chest that he crashed into a guard rail.

  Raccoon litter found in AR dumpster

A Fred's Pharmacy employee says it was clear a person dropped them off sometime Tuesday.

Gun safes recalled due to lock failure

A bolt malfunction can cause the safe to open without the use of a key or combination.

  Positively WAVE: Canada goose running around with an arrow through it has been caught, saved

For weeks, people near Lake Shelby in Shelby County have been on a wild goose chase.

Woman creates Facebook group for hunters that follow statewide trend

One Maine woman created a Facebook group to connect to other women with a love of hunting, and its success follows a statewide trend.

Suspect arrested after AL fishermen caught in deer hunt crossfire

An arrest has been made following a late January incident in which several Alabama fishermen were caught in a hunter’s crossfire as he attempted to shoot a deer that was coming out of the water nearby.

MDC approves crappie regulation at Wappapello Lake

As of March 1, the regulation will be a daily limit of 30 crappie, but not more than 15 fish can be greater than 9 inches in total length.

MO Dept. of Conservation reports vandalism, trespassing at feral hog trapping sites

The Missouri Department of Conservation and USDA Wildlife Services report some vandalism and trespassing at feral hog trapping sites.

Missouri lawmakers bring back poaching restitution bill

Missouri lawmakers have reintroduced a proposal to allow judges to order poachers to pay restitution fees ranging from $375 to $5,000

Hiker rescued in Utah after being stuck in quicksand for 10 hours during snow storm

When crews located Osmun, he was suffering from hypothermia, exposure and other injuries, officials say

  Ice anglers land record-setting sturgeon

The MN Dept. of Natural Resources says that’s not only the longest lake sturgeon caught on record, but the longest fish - period. and could be 100 years old.

2 adult elk poached; Information on case wanted

MDC agents are asking for help from the public after two elk were found shot and killed in Shannon County.

Helicopter elevates feral hog removal at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

An effort to remove feral hogs took to the skies at Mingo Wildlife Refuge this week.

Three Rivers College to offer 4-year agribusiness degree

Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff announced Tuesday it will team up with Central Methodist University to offer a new four-year agribusiness degree beginning this fall.

Prescribed burns scheduled at Crowley’s Ridge State Park

The Arkansas State Parks will conduct controlled burns between now and March 31.

  Owl takes death-defying ride after colliding with SUV

This driver was shocked to see what he thought was roadkill staring back at him with blinking yellow eyes.

Missouri Dept. of Conservation test results show more deer with deadly CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation reported 28 more deer from 11 Missouri counties were found to have chronic wasting disease.

Winter flood again rolls down Mississippi River

For the second time in three years, the lower Mississippi River is going into flood in January

  ‘Punk’ dog vests serve to deter coyotes, dog owner believes

The vests are made of bite-proof Kevlar and include spikes perfectly suited for a heavy metal band.

13-year-old kills 27-point buck in TN

A teenager is gaining attention for an impressive hunting trophy in in Benton County, Tennessee.

Woman catches ‘monster catfish’ at KY Lake

The woman claimed it was her "personal best."

  Dog escapes coyote attack; captured on camera

As "Harlee" stared warily toward the woods Tuesday, with her brother "Chevy" close behind, their owner recalled the close encounter.

Snail once found in Arkansas, Missouri presumed extinct

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a small snail native to Arkansas and Missouri is now presumed extinct

Arkansas governor backs bid to cut concealed gun license fee

Arkansas' Republican governor is backing an effort to cut in half the license fees for carrying a concealed handgun.

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer.

Missouri conservation announces large deer poaching case

Members of a southwest Missouri family have been caught in a multi-year investigation into the illegal killing of hundreds of deer

Corps to collect discarded Christmas trees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will once again collect discarded Christmas trees to use as fish cover.

Tree stand safety tips for hunters

To make sure you have a happy hunt, follow these basic safety tips while climbing in and out of a tree stand.

Menace from the sky: Black vultures attacking calves

Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace - black vultures.

  Robotic deer built to catch poachers

A company is aiming to help stop poachers, one robo-deer at a time.

New regulations approved for turtle harvesting

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has set a series of new regulations dealing with the issue of aquatic turtle harvesting, with the regulations impacting commercial opportunities.

  ‘Two-headed' deer killed in Ballard Co., KY

A “two-headed" deer was killed in Ballard County, Kentucky.

House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

The House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species

Duck hunters gear up for 2018 season

There's a new law for non-resident hunters this season.

Safety tips and reminders during hunting season

Safety tips and reminders during hunting season.

Official: Hunter fatally shot by another hunter in Arkansas

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says a hunter was shot and killed by another hunter in western Arkansas

  Man, 78, survives bear attack by punching it in nose

Wildlife officials say bears in North Carolina are coming down to lower elevations in search of food.

MDC tests deer for CWD in Missouri

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family, called cervids. CWD kills all deer and other cervids it infects according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Businesses brace for busy deer hunting firearms season

Deer hunters have their equipment ready for the first two days of firearm season and certain business owners are calling this weekend their busiest time of year.

  Meeting held to discuss Lake Poinsett

A meeting Thursday night gave the residents in and around the Lake Poinsett area of Poinsett County, as well as area sportsmen, the opportunity to learn more about renovations going on at the lake.

Spiderwebs found floating across Arkansas

Flying spider webs, it’s something that people in Region 8 have been noticing more this week.

  High water closes deer hunting in certain areas

This weekend is opening day for deer season. But before you finalize your hunting plans, you might need to check with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission first.

Officials: Saline County dam on verge of collapse

State officials say a dam at a central Arkansas lake has many safety issues that indicate a lack of maintenance and could cause the structure to collapse

Thousands of feral hogs killed in first 9 months of 2018

Conservation officials say more than 7,300 feral hogs have been killed in Missouri in the first nine months of the year

Meeting to be held to discuss Lake Poinsett renovation

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be hosting a meeting next month to discuss an ongoing plan to renovate an area lake.

Deer tests positive for CWD in Johnson County

Deer tests positive for CWD in Johnson County just north of Clarksville.

Deer with chronic wasting disease found near Missouri elk

Conservation officials say a deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease was found only 25 miles from an elk herd at Peck Ranch in southern Missouri.

GRAPHIC PHOTO: Elk calf poached in MO, investigation underway

MDC agents are asking for help from the public after an elk calf was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in Shannon County.

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park

’It was wild’: Deer gets loose in Best Buy

A six-point buck walked inside a Best Buy near Detroit and roamed around the store, frightening employees and customers.

  Group concerned about lack of progress on lake project

An area once full of water and the lake life that it attracts, now sits empty.

WATCH: Bobcat caught on camera near Cherokee Village

A bobcat was recently caught on camera near Cherokee Village posing for a selfie.

  Pelicans found shot to death near Batesville

Two pelicans found dead along the banks of the White River near Batesville.

  ‘This is how I’m dying’: Hunter recalls surviving deadly bear attack

A Florida man speaks about surviving a bear attack that killed his tour guide.

  AGFC: Report road-killed deer to help monitor CWD

The AGFC is ramping up efforts to track chronic wasting disease.