A veterinarian in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has proposed banning salt licks and feed stations for wild deer in Pennsylvania to help control chronic wasting disease.
As hunting season gets under way, many hunters are asking what additional precautions they should take now that Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in Pennsylvania.
As many of you are probably well aware, chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed in a captive deer at a commercial deer farm in Adams County in October, 2012. A second deer from the same herd as also tested positive for CWD. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease that attacks the brain and nervous system of infected deer (also elk and moose). It is transmitted by direct animal to animal contact and also between infected deer and the environment and other deer.
A new study of house cats allowed to roam outdoors finds that nearly one-third succeeded in capturing and killing animals. The cats, which wore special video cameras around their necks that recorded their outdoor activities, killed an average of 2.1 animals every week they were outside, but brought less than one of every four of their kills home.
In Spring, nuisance and damage conflicts can happen between people and wildlife. Voles, moles, chipmunks, rabbits, and woodpeckers can all create headaches for homeowners and gardeners.
The days are getting longer and signs of spring are everywhere you look. Here’s your spring wildlife calendar with information on what’s happening in the World of Wildlife.
The Pennsylvania Migration Count (PAMC) is an annual one-day snapshot of bird populations within our state. Which species are present, and where are they? How many are there? Do migratory patterns change from year to year?
Penn State Wildlife and Fisheries Science major James Feaga conducted research last summer on avian use of restored wetlands through the McNair Scholarship program.
Gary San Julian, professor of wildlife resources, will kick off a short, monthly series of webinars about wildlife damage.
Lots of questions but plenty of answers, thanks to the new book called "Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern," edited by Michael A. Steele, Margaret C. Brittingham, Timothy J. Maret and Joseph F. Merritt.
At the beginning of this month when about 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky in one night in Arkansas, biologists were called on to put a damper on public speculation about pesticides and secret military tests by reminding everyone how many birds there are and how many die. They often do so as a result of human activity, but in far more mundane and dispiriting ways than conspiracy buffs might imagine
As raptors migrate over Pennsylvania this fall, the number of bald eagles among them is close to an all-time high, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
As a hunter, you may be surprised by the level of drilling activity associated with Marcellus shale on public lands in Pennsylvania. This article provides information, resources, and advice to help you make your hunting plans.
For several years now, scientists have been sounding alarms about a devastating fungus, White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), that has literally decimated bat populations in the Northeastern U.S.
Researchers are strapping small solar-powered satellite transmitter onto the back of Ospreys to monitor the bird's location, within a few hundred yards, for the next two to three years.