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Bird flu likely in state’s wild birds, could spread from wildlife to poultry, experts say | Local news

Days after a deadly, contagious form of bird flu was found on a Lancaster County poultry farm, Don Ranck spoke to a farmer who was open about the fear he felt every time a wild bird flew over his chicken coops. According to Ranck, vice president of the Lancaster County Farm Bureau, the farmer feared …

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Idaho wolf population holding up, wildlife officials say

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s wolf population stabilized at about 1,500 last year, state wildlife officials said Thursday. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game made the population estimate public at a meeting of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Wildlife officials said the estimate reflects the number of wolves in August and is based …

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Wildlife biologists prioritize wildlife monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 | smart news

Of the deer tested in Iowa between September 2020 and January 2021, one-third of the total white-tailed deer had SARS-coV-2. Joseph A. Maker via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY SA 3.0 In the northern forests of Minnesota, researchers are sneaking into the dens of hibernating black bears, trapping deer in nets, and trapping wolves and …

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