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THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

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BLM settles suit on wolf hunting contest permits 35 

HUNTING -- Years of legal skirmishes stemming from an Idaho predator hunting derby reached a partial decision yesterday. Very few predators were killed in the derby and no wolves, but the lawsuit seeks to sensationalize the event and chip away at the ability to conduct...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

Coyotes are very visible and active in winter. They also have thick, luxurious fur coats to keep them warm.

Utah's $50 bounty on coyotes may be boosting mule deer 

HUNTING -- Although credible evidence has suggested that wholesale killing of coyotes ultimately stimulates coyotes to produce more pups, Utah officials say a $50 bounty on the predators is contributing at least somewhat to the state's recovery of mule deer. However, wildlife managers say habitat...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

Coyotes are very visible and active in winter. They also have thick, luxurious fur coats to keep them warm.

Sheep rancher: coyote control counterproductive 

PREDATORS - One Idaho livestock grower is joining the growing ranks of going against the grain on traditional predator control: Federal agency killed 2,773 coyotes in Idaho in 2013 Most of the coyotes killed by Idaho Wildlife Services in Blaine County were killed at the...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014


FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Roaming a snowy field: A coyote watches passing motorists on Thursday in a field near Airway Heights. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Out-of-staters rally against coyote hunting derby 

PREDATORS -- An out-of-state group has triggered more than 500 emails to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife protesting the annual Save our Fawns coyote hunting derby underway in northeastern Washington. See the story by Northwest Sportsman editor Andy Walgamott. Organizers say the derby...

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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

In this 1987 photo released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a wolf stands in the snow near Ishpeming, Mich. Once hunted to near extinction, gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and the northern Rocky Mountains have rebounded. (courtesy)

Idaho wolf control: 23 wolves for $30K 49 

PREDATORS -- Idaho Fish and Game estimates that last month’s wolf control action in the Lolo elk zone cost approximately $30,000 resulting in the taking of 23 wolves in an effort to bring back the struggling elk herd. The entire cost will be paid using...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

A coyote bolts from a wooded area in Finch Arboretum after a blast from the Rodenator Pro. The park is using lethal means to reduce the population of the animals, which number in the hundreds. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Kent man attacked by coyotes in his backyard

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Predators can be a problem in suburban areas, especially if they are encouraged to be bold by people who leave out pet food or purposely feed them. The consequences of trying to "tame" wildlife can impact everyone in the neighborhood. For example,...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

294 coyotes killed in Northeast Washington derby

PREDATORS -- Northeast Washington businesses and hunters once again took aim at coyotes this winter to spread a little wealth and help beleaguered white-tailed deer a little more breathing room. Participating hunters checked in 294 coyotes during the winter Coyote Derby covering Ferry, Stevens and...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

Slavin Conservation Area south of Spokane. (Rich Landers)

Sunday outdoors was wildlife Rich

WILDLIFE -- My day has been crawling with wildlife. 6 a.m.: Going out to get the newspaper, I see a robin chick has just broken out of its egg in the nest behind the house. Naked pink and squirming with a little shell still on...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.