Outdoors

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

WDFW names new enforcement chief

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Friday announced that Steve Crown, a lieutenant in the (WDFW) Enforcement Program, had been promoted today to serve as the agency's ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

Wildlife officers played key role in Dorner case

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT -- Equipped with four-wheel drive vehicles and their knowledge of the woods in rugged terrain, California Fish and Wildlife police were key to cornering Christopher Dorner, the state's most-wanted killer Tuesday. ...

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

State racks up funds with antler auction

POACHING – An online auction of confiscated big-game antlers that concluded last week netted the state $21,300 earmarked for anti-poaching enforcement. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department sold 1,725 pounds ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Loose dogs killing livestock in Stevens County

PREDATORS -- Stevens County officials have ranted about wolves and endorsed a coyote hunting contest, but free-running dogs are making the headlines for destruction to livestock and pets. According to ...

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

Another busy week for Wildlife cops

WILDLIFE COPS -- In addition to clamping down on people who disregard wildlife habitat (see previous post) Washington Fish and Wildlife police kept busy last week with a wide range of ...


TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Fish and Wildlife cops have another busy week

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT  – Snowmobilers and ATVers who are not good at reading signs continue to exercise the ticket-writing hands of Washington Fish and Wildlife police officers. Three wildlife officers joined ...

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Another busy week for Spokane Region wildlife cops

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT – The usual suspects and activities kept Washington Fish and Wildlife officers plenty busy, according to the latest weekly report.  But before getting to the criminal activity, its ...


Spokane Region wildlife cops working on shocking angle

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT – Electrifying news comes today from the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department:  Some wildlife enforcement officers are doing the preliminary work required to be able to equip themselves with ...


Prolific poacher gets five months in jail

WILDLIFE ABUSE -- The sentence: Just five months in jail for the man investigators say call the most prolific wildlife spree killer in Washington state history. Cody Stearns of Western Washington ...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011

Wintering deer harassed by dogs

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT -- Washington Fish and Wildlife Deparment agents in the Spokane Region spent an unusually large amount of time last week responding to complaints about free-roaming dogs harassing deer. ...

MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

Some poachers can’t be overlooked

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT – While patrolling the Horseshoe Lake area, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department Officer Paul Mosman had one of those rare “game warden moments.”“It started when he pulled in ...

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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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