Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2014

Ketchum wants Idaho to use nonlethal wolf control

PREDATORS  — City leaders in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum have passed a resolution requesting state officials use nonlethal methods to manage wolf conflicts with livestock in Blaine ...

MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014

Another Washington wolf pack targets livestock

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A northeastern Washington wolf pack so new it hasn't been formally recognized has been confirmed in a livestock attack in Ferry County, state wildlife officials announced today. ...


Activists shadowing wolf hunters in Montana

HUNTING -- Activists opposed to killing wolves outside Yellowstone National Park said Monday they are shadowing outfitters outside the park during wolf hunting seasons. Montana’s six-month general hunting season for ...


FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014


Montana proposes rules to protect sage grouse

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana is trying to head off restrictive endangered species protections for a once abundant prairie species. Montana governor announces sage grouse protection plan On Tuesday, Gov. Steve ...


Wolf research booms in age of radio collaring

PREDATORS -- While polarized factions tangle over every messy step of gray wolf reintroduction to the Northern Rockies, wildlife researchers keep putting radio collars on wolves and learning more and ...


THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014

Bull moose a picture of autumn

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Montana outdoor photographer Jaimie Johnson caught this bull moose last week feeding among autumn colors. The moose, the largest member of the deer family in North America, ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse populations. With today’s executive order, Montana joins ...

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014

Bowhunter treed, bitten by black bear

HUNTING -- A Western Washington archery hunter is recovering from puncture wounds to his leg after startling a black bear during a hunt on Monday. Jerry Hause, 60, spooked the ...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014



Firefighting efforts rob forest health funding

PUBLIC LANDS – National conservation groups are backing a bill in Congress that would help prevent wildfire fighting operations from dipping into funding for forest health and wildfire prevention programs. ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

Wildlife habitat, elk range protected near Yakima

WILDLIFE -- State agencies and conservation groups have closed a $1.55 million deal to secure 2,893 acres of wildlife habitat especially important to the Yakima elk herd. The Washington Department ...

MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014

Hunting seasons kicking off in region

HUNTING -- Today's the day many sportsmen have been anticipating for months -- the opening of hunting seasons what will continue off and on into winter. Hikers and campers are ...


Bull elk will fight for love this month

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a short glimpse (below) of what's going on in elk country this month, and why some of the small trees you might be passing look a ...

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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