Category Archives: Nuisance Species

Asian carp and old Chicago waterways

  March 7, 2017 University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences   For more than 100 years, the Illinois-Michigan Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, and the Cal-Sag Canal have connected the Great Lakes and Mississippi … Continue reading

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Texas is Losing The War on Feral Hogs

Posted by John McAdams March 7, 2016 Despite years of intense hunting and trapping, Texas is losing the war on feral hogs. Since the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) first began removing feral hogs in 1982, the hog population … Continue reading

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Wildlife Service, several states appealing ban on wolf season

Efforts underway to overturn court decision barring their hunting or trapping  By Doug Smith Special to the Star Tribune November 28, 2015         Gary Kramer • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service For the first time in four … Continue reading

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New Toxin for Feral Swine

By Joshua Rapp Learn The Wildlife Society Posted on October 23, 2015 Feral swine are one of the most difficult invasive species to eradicate in North America. The pigs (Sus scrofa), first introduced from Europe, are intelligent enough to avoid … Continue reading

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Upgraded electronic barrier on Chicago canal is part of project

$51.2 million federal plan offered to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel July 24, 2013 President Barack Obama’s administration unveiled the federal government’s latest efforts on Wednesday to protect the Great Lakes from … Continue reading

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