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Some cougar hunting areas to close

HUNTING --  Cougar hunts in several areas of the state will close at dusk on Dec. 31 as harvest guidelines for the animals have been reached in those areas, the Washington Department ...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

Video: Trail cam catches mountain lion fishing

WILDLIFE -- Mountain lions are resourceful in living off the land.  As the Missoulian reports, a remote camera tended by a homeowner's association outside of Missoula captured footage of a ...

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

Cougar kittens evade coyotes at Elk Refuge

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Where's a good tree when you need it? Two cougar kittens used their climbing skills and a wooden fence to evade five coyotes on the National Elk Refuge ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2013

Mountain lions keep wildlife police busy

PREDATORS -- Along with citizen complaints about moose, coyotes and other creatures, Washington Fish and Wildlife police were busy responding to a number of cougar-related issues last week. Here are ...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

Dead moose near Harrison Lake prompts warning

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A fresh moose carcass was discovered TODAY along the Selkirk Crest’s popular Harrison Lake Trail prompting local Forest Service officials to issue a wildlife hazard warning. No conflicts between ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

Bitterroot elk numbers up, despite wolves, cougars

HUNTING -- An ambitious elk study in the East Fork of the Bitterroot River has documented an increase in elk calf survival.  Wolves have not been a significant factor this year, although mountain lions have taken a ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

Montanans debate wolf controls, trapping

PREDATORS -- Despite a long sport hunting seasons and lethal measures to control wolves bothering livestock, Montana's wolf population continued to grow in the past two years while big-game herds ...

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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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