Outdoors

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

Cougar’s rampage on llamas stumps wildlife experts

PREDATORS -- Wildlife Services agents dispatched a 175-pound mountain lion near Helena, Mont., recently after the cat killed at least six llamas and left them uneaten.  Sport-killing behavior is rare for cougars, and officials ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011

Deer hunters reminded that cougars are fair game, too

HUNTING – Washington’s most popular deer-hunting season opens Saturday morning in Eastern Washington, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife has made a point to remind hunters that cougars also are fair game ...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

Bowhunter seems to lure unwanted predators

HUNTING -- Years ago, before Jim Ebel had retired as manager of the Colville Fish Hatchery, I wrote a story about his unnerving encounter with a cougar. He was putting up a tree ...

FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011

Cougar stalks men on Olympic Peninsula

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Two men kept their cool and successfully retreated from an aggressive cougar near Hoquiam, Wash., on Sunday. According to a KING 5 report, Puget Sound salmon manager ...

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

Cougar killed at Richland construction site

WILDLIFE -- RIchland law enforcement officials on Friday killed a cougar after workers found the six-foot-long cat in the basement of a south Richland home that’s under construction. Richland police said they were ...

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

Cougar killed in Wenatchee neighborhood

WILDLIFE -- Dogs are breathing easier in Wenatchee this afternoon. After police evacuated homeowners from a Wenatchee neighborhood this morning, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials killed a cougar ...

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Winter hay lures deer — cougar, too

WILDLIFE -- Mountain lions don't eat hay, but this veggie bar spready out near Chewelah this winter likely attracted plenty of deer.  Cougars like an all-you-can eat buffet deal as ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011

Cougar, wolf briefly share windfall feast

PREDATORS -- An Angus bull that died last month from injuries after fighting with another bull near Missoula attracted the who's who of non-hibernating predators into the unblinking lens of ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

Cougar hunting plan advances in Olympia

PREDATORS -- The Washington Senate approved another extension of a long-standing pilot program that allows the hunting of cougars with dogs in northeastern Washington and Klickitat County. The Senate approved the ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Bill would restore hound hunting for cougars

OLYMPIA -- Fifteen years after Washington voters banned using dogs to hunt cougars, lawmakers want to set permanent hunting seasons allowing licensed hunters to use hounds to track the cats, ...

TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011

Bill to extend hound hunting heard

LEGISLATING WILDLIFE – Washington lawmakers heard a mixed bag of testimony at a hearing today on continuing the pilot program that allows the use of hounds for hunting cougars. HB ...

THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 2010


Mountain lion sighted near Mukogawa-Fort Wright

WILDLIFE -- A cougar was seen around 9 p.m. Wednesday night chasing a deer across Government Way near Mukogawa-Fort Wright Institute in Spokane.The large, healthy looking cougar was in hot pursuit ...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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