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Video: how to release pet dog from trap

WILDLIFE --  A new instructional video – Releasing your Dog from a Trap - is available on Idaho Fish and Game’s website and YouTube. The video doesn't come a day too ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014

Idaho facing up to more pets caught in traps

TRAPPING -- I reported in December that pets, especially dogs, are vulnerable to traps set out near recreational trails. As if to emphasize the point, two dogs have been reported ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Comment due on Idaho hunting-trapping proposals

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho Fish and Game is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 upland game, turkey and furbearer seasons. Comments are due on Friday, Jan. 3. ...

THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

Most bears hibernating, but not all of them

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A wolf trapper has answered the question on whether all of Montana's bears have snuggled in dens to hibernate through winter. A steel leg-hold trap set for ...


THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

Idaho wolf trapping season opens Friday

PREDATORS -- Idaho's wolf trapping season opens Friday, Nov. 15, in the wolf management zones in northern and eastern parts of the state. The trapping seasons runs through March 31 in the ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013


Montana revisiting wolf management plan

PREDATORS -- With wolves stacking up in northeastern Washington at an alarming rate, perhaps Washington ought to take a cue from Montana, which has announced plans to review the guidelines set ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

Montana fast-tracks bill to expand wolf hunting

PREDATORS -- A proposal to narrow wildlife management options and expand the state's wolf hunt is being fast-tracked through the Montana Legislature for the governor's, according to the Associated Press. The Montana Senate ...

TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

Golden eagles falling victim to snare traps

WILDLIFE -- A sudden spike in golden eagles being caught in snare traps in Montana this week is setting off alarm bells.  The eagles feed often on road-killed and winter-killed ...

TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

Idaho may pay trappers to target wolves

PREDATORS -- Idaho wildlife officials are considering paying private trappers to kill wolves roaming in specific hunting zones, such as the St. Joe River drainage, where wolves have had a significant impact on ...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013

Montana debates trapping of threatened wolverines

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana is taking a controversial stand on trapping of wolverines. Montana FWP says it will oppose federal protection of wolverines The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected ...

THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012

Dog owners beware: wolf trapping season to open

PREDATORS -- For the second year, wolves will be join furbearers as targets during Idaho’s winter trapping season. Although trappers must take a course in safe techniques before they can purchase ...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

Idahoans overwhelmingly approve hunting rights amendment

ELECTIONS -- Idaho voters have overwhelmingly approved an a measure upgrading hunting, fishing and trapping from traditional privileges to rights protected by an amendment to the state's constitution. Tuesday's vote was about ...

TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012


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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