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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014


Great Blue Heron stalks dining diversity

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a great glimpse into the versatility in hunting and feeding skills of a great blue heron, known to eat a lot of fish and amphibians geared ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

Photos: birder focused on pileated woodpeckers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Birder/photographer Ron Dexter has made sure improvements to his property in the foothills of Mount Spokane haven't spoiled the neighborhood for some of his most colorful neighbors.  ...

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014


TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Lawsuit filed to protect lynx from Idaho traps

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit today against the governor of Idaho and other state officials to halt trapping that can harm or kill Canada lynx, one of the rarest cats ...

Photo: Whitetail buck in velvet

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A promising sight to behold. Thanks to Western Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson for this week's antler-development update.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

THREATENED SPECIES --  Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to force the government to move more quickly on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx, according to this story just moved by ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014


Wild turkeys are brooding below Mount Spokane

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Local birder/photographer Ron Dexter caught this wild turkey hen marching a newly hatched brood of eight chicks near his property at the foothills of Mount Spokane on ...

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014


FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

Statistics to help Montana count wolves

PREDATORS -- The bottom line is that state's can't afford to continue spending millions of dollars to monitor wolf populations. There has to be an easier more affordable way. Montana ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

Grizzly bear at home on the range

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- No cowboys were trying to rope this stray and put their own brand on it Tuesday, for good reason. Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson had been sitting in ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Smokey Bear sparked legacy of fire prevention art

PUBLIC LANDS -- The legacy of Smokey Bear is celebrating its 70th anniversary of fire prevention messages this year.  The campaign's roots date back to 1942, when the U.S. Forest Service’s popular icon ...

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014


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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