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USDA releases rabies vaccines for wildlife in 13 states

USDA releases rabies vaccines for wildlife in 13 states

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun dropping millions of packets of oral rabies vaccine from helicopters and planes in 13 states from Maine to Alabama. The main goal is to prevent raccoons from spreading their strain of the deadly virus to states where it hasn’t …

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Bills to limit wildlife agency's power to make money from timber and seize advance on property - Tennessee Lookout

Bills to limit wildlife agency’s power to make money from timber and seize advance on property – Tennessee Lookout

A pair of bills aimed at controlling the authority of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency advanced through the Legislature on Wednesday, with bipartisan support from the same slate of lawmakers who have publicly expressed anger over the agency’s plans to cut cleared public lands earlier this year. A measure by Republican Rep. Paul Sherrell and …

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Lawmakers push wildlife agency for better communication - Tennessee Lookout

Lawmakers push wildlife agency for better communication – Tennessee Lookout

The Republican chairman of the Tennessee Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday asked state wildlife officials to consult with the legislature before embarking on part of a controversial plan clearcut hardwood forest in a White County wilderness area. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency planned to clear-cut about 2,000 acres of forest in …

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