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TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

Whitetail buck advertises half-off sale

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The whitetail deer antler shed season has begun, according to Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson. Deer, moose and elk will be dropping their antlers one at a time through February to make room on their heads for next season's crop of what...

THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Viral video: Spokane hunters free antler-locked bucks

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Two whitetail bucks that locked their antlers in battle near Liberty Lake during the rutting season set the stage for a ghoulish drama video that's gone viral on YouTube. Pete Caruso of Spokane and Eric Martin of Colbert were heading out toward...

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

Video: Blacktail bucks duel for dominance

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Two Vancouver Island blacktail bucks put on a show in a Nanaimo, British Columbia, neighborhood a few days ago as they battled for dominance during the rut -- the deer mating season.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2012

Mule deer buck roughs up dead foe

HUNTING -- Although the story in the video doesn't totally add up, this footage illustrates the power and violence two rutting mule deer bucks devote to battle -- even if one of the bucks is dead. The hunters probably picked up a rifle sooner for...

MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

Whitetails mark holiday with Thanksgiving courtship

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a rut report from eagle-eye Curlew resident Foster Fanning to go with his photo, above: Pursuing passions in the wild... Had a unique opportunity to watch a whitetail stag in courtship with a young doe Friday. A ruckus in the cottonwood...

MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012

Elk rut winding down; bulls headed for deep, dark woods

HUNTING -- Just in time for the the big-game rifle seasons, the elk rut is winding down and the big bulls will be slinking away from their harems to recover and hide in thick dark woods -- wherever they can avoid attention from huners and...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

Photographer leaves no doubt: elk are in the rut

WILDLIFE -- In case you had any doubts about the elk mating season being in full swing, Montana wildlife photographer Jaime Johnson offers this photographic evidence. Notice I didn't say this is image is proof. After all, hitch-hiking is legal in Montana.

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

Winter doesn’t chill bighorn ram’s desire

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The party's over for elk. Bull moose have given up on the girls. Deer are losing their urges and getting serious about consuming enough calories to endure the winter. Meanwhile, bighorn sheep are getting it on. December is the peak of the...

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

Whitetail bucks still on prowl as late archery seasons continue

BOWHUNTING -- Idaho archers have about two weeks to shop for a whitetail buck before Christmas. Rutting activity lingers in the West as Idaho Panhandle bowhunters take their last shot in a season that opens Saturday in selected units and runs through Dec. 24. They're...

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011

Whitetail rut still making bucks vulnerable to archers

HUNTING -- The fat lady has sung for deer hunting seasons in Montana and for rifle hunters in Idaho, but late seasons are still giving hunters a few shots at whitetails in designated areas of eastern Washington. And the rut's still on to some degree...

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011

Video captures drama of battling bull elk

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Few images capture the power and fury of the September bull elk bugling season better than this video posted on YouTube by Yellowstonemedia. Turn up your speakers and enjoy.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog

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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