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Deer bringing death to Minnesota’s moose

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

A bull moose moves through the lush growth in a burned area of the Colville National Forest. September 2009. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
After spending millions of dollars and tracking hundreds of moose with GPS collars, scientists have pinpointed the primary culprit behind the animal’s ever-shrinking numbers in Minnesota. It’s the deer. Parasites they carry into Minnesota’s North Woods have emerged as the leading cause of death for moose, state and tribal biologists have concluded.

Spokane group adds money to wolf poaching reward

Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 9 a.m.

FILE - This March 13, 2014 file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a female wolf from the Minam pack outside La Grande, Ore., after it was fitted with a tracking collar. (Uncredited / AP)
After two wolves were illegally killed in northeast Washington in November and December a slew of nonprofit conservation groups offered rewards leading to conviction.

Ammi Midstokke: Rad Old People, the only real age-defying pill

Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Something has changed in our American culture of aging, deeming the process of aging a thing one ought to avoid despite its inevitability. In other cultures, we can still witness a sense of reverence and respect for the aging and elderly, a way in which the rites of passage that accompany only time are honored. And then there’s botox. Where wrinkles are mitigated, collagen infused, breasts lifted, and testosterone injections promise a virility so potent, you’ll be attracted to women with mustaches and cankles. We fear aging even more than disease (or we’d stop getting botox and start eating salads).

Bargain hunting tricks for the hunter in your life

Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 5:25 a.m.

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As you hunt the aisles of local stores this holiday season for that perfect Christmas gift, I have a couple of suggestions for gear that has been given to me, or purchased by me, that has stood the test of time.

Nearly 1,100 northern pike heads collected, anglers earn $10,000

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

FILE - A 20-pound northern pike caught was caught by gillnets in Lake Roosevelt and shown here by Colville Tribal member Robert Thomas. (Colville Tribe / COURTESY PHOTO)
Anglers turned in 1,095 northern pike heads as part of the Colville Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife northern pike reward program this year. Collectively those anglers earned roughly $10,000, according to the December newsletter of the Colville Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department.

Sneva skis a blend of quality craftsmanship, personal care

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

In his 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell coined his famous “10,000 Hour Rule.” He claimed the key to developing world-class skill is 10,000 hours of practice. T.J. Sneva figures he has made about 30,000 skis. According to Gladwell, you should expect a mighty fine product made by Sneva Mfg.

Staffing changes in Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 4 p.m.

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has a new acting forest supervisor: Holly Jewkes. Jewkes replaces Mary Farnsworth, who recently became the deputy regional forester for the intermountain region in Ogden, Utah.

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