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BILLINGS, Mont. | US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont.  — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. Land management documents released by the U.S. Interior Department show the administration intends … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

WASHINGTON | In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure on birds

WASHINGTON — In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress, a top Pentagon official … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure on birds

UTAH | Apply for bird hunting permits

Two changes await hunters this year UTAH– Qualifying to hunt most game bird species in Utah is simple: buy a combination or small game license, and head afield. Four species, though — tundra swan, sharp-tailed grouse, greater sage grouse and sandhill crane — also require a special permit.  If you’d like to hunt any of … Continue reading UTAH | Apply for bird hunting permits