Monday, January 30, 2023

Wildlife

Pileated Woodpeckers Fascinate with Their Distinctive Drumming & Laugh – Calls Often Used in Old Jungle Movies

Listen carefully though and one is likely to hear a resonant and rather haunting tap, tap, tap, in the distance. If one is lucky, it is a pileated woodpecker, North America’s largest woodpecker and the sixth largest in the world.

Black Bear Hunt Approved for Public Safety Reasons – starting December

The Fish and Game Council voted to approve emergency regulations amending the Game Code and adopting a new Comprehensive Black Bear Management Plan (CBBMP) to control the black bear population and reduce the threat of dangerous encounters between bears and humans through regulated hunting and non-lethal management measures.

Don’t get Yourself Stuck in a Rut!

If you are driving and notice a greater presence of deer in the line of trees bordering the road, if you are hiking and the bucks seem bolder and less shy, there is a reason for this. It is called the rut...

‘BEAKING NEWS’: Exotic Pigeon Rescue at Blairstown Halloween Parade

This year's Halloween Parade was quite spectacular in that the cheerful community paraded downtown in an array of creative costumes and an unexpected exotic bird stopped by...

Monthly Blairstown ACO Report

The Blairstown Animal Control Officer wants you to know -

USDA Job Openings Helping People & Wildlife

Careers in Wildlife Services Solving Problems Every Day for People and Wildlife

How To Get Rid of Foxes – 6 Safe & Humane Methods

Scott Hendrix, the Blairstown Animal Control Officer (ACO) wants you to know: If you'd rather not host a fox (or a family of) in your...

Bear Facts

While you may occasionally be lucky enough to spot a black bear, how much do you really know about them? There are three types of bears that inhabit north America: the black bear, the grizzly bear, and the polar bear.
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