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DEC to offer falconry, rehabilitator and tracking dog exams

Glens Falls Post-Star - 1 day ago
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will offer three licensing exams in August, with a registration deadline near the end of July. Exams for wildlife rehabilitator, leashed tracking...

Tourists Experience the Ancient Sport of Falconry

Voice of America - 1 week ago
The ancient sport of using birds of prey to hunt wild animals has existed for at least 4000 years. Experiences designed for the tourism industry do not...

Tourists experience the ancient sport of falconry

Washington Post - 2 weeks ago
WOODSTOCK, Vt. — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it's starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at...

Woodstock Invites Tourists to Try Falconry

Valley News - 2 weeks ago
Woodstock — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it's starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at hotels,...

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Hunting could be allowed at 4 state parks

An amended bill that passed out of committee 9-2 this month would set up a pilot project to allow hunting in four state parks — two west of the Cascade Mountains, and two east of the Cascades. Future expansion to other parks would be possible.

Read more: Hunting could be allowed at 4 state parks

Second quarantine set in Okanogan County to control poultry movement

WSDA has adopted an emergency rule to establish a second quarantine zone in Okanogan County; this time around a site in Oroville where avian influenza was confirmed in a flock of mixed poultry and other birds.

Read more: Second quarantine set in Okanogan County to control poultry movement

Avian flu quarantine lifted in Clallam County

WSDA has lifted a quarantine that has been in place in a portion of Clallam County since Jan. 21 due to a case of avian influenza in a backyard flock.

Read more: Avian flu quarantine lifted in Clallam County

Quarantine set in Okanogan County to control poultry movement

WSDA has established a quarantine in parts of Okanogan County around Riverside where avian influenza was detected in a flock of game birds.

Read more: Quarantine set in Okanogan County to control poultry movement

Avian flu quarantine lifted in Benton, Franklin counties

WSDA today lifted a quarantine that had been in place for 21 days in Benton and Franklin counties in response to an outbreak of avian influenza detected in two backyard flocks in Benton County.

Read more: Avian flu quarantine lifted in Benton, Franklin counties

USDA sends team to SE Washington to assist in avian influenza response

USDA and WSDA are responding to two cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in Benton County.

Read more: USDA sends team to SE Washington to assist in avian influenza response

WDFW seeks public’s help in testing wild birds for flu

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking the public’s help in testing waterfowl and other wild birds for a type of avian influenza that has killed tens of thousands of chickens and domestic turkeys in British Columbia and has recently been detected in wild birds in Washington. An infected domestic guinea fowl has also been confirmed in Oregon.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/dec2314a/

Washington Gets Federal Help With Avian Flu Testing

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal and state officials are testing wild birds in Washington state to see how far a type of avian influenza has spread.

 

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/washington-gets-federal-help-with-avian-flu-testing/

Avian Flu Confirmed In Washington State Wild Birds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/avian-flu-washington_n_6337404.html

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Agriculture officials said Tuesday they’ve found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there’s no immediate public health concern.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said separate strains of the H5 virus were identified in a northern pintail duck and a gyrfalcon.

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