Stories tagged: bear hunting
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rich Landers: Hunting rule proposals have a backstory
More than 50 proposals are being considered for Washington’s hunting seasons and regulations in upcoming years, including a requirement that bear hunters be tested on knowing the difference between black …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Field reports: Montana prepares grizzly bear hunting plan
If grizzly bears are removed from the endangered species list, Montana wants to be ready with a hunting plan.
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Frank Wineland was hunting near Thompson Falls when he saw a bear in the brush. He opened fire.
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Collared bears help create trail of insight
The Inland Northwest is prime bear country – not only for the black bears targeted by hunters, but also for grizzlies, which are a federally protected species. Hunters must study …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Hunters should stay aware of regulations on bear
It’s been 19 years since a voter- approved initiative eliminated baiting and use of hounds to hunt bears in Washington. Since then, most of the hunting of bears has been …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Landers: Buyers beware when booking for big-game hunt
A Spokane-area man is providing a classic example of why sportsmen should do their homework before paying an outfitter big bucks for a big-game hunt. Sean Siegel said he’s been …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, 8:14 p.m.
Landers: Check outfitters before trying one on
A Spokane-area man is providing a classic example of why sportsmen should do their homework before paying an outfitter big bucks for a big-game hunt.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012
Some hunters excluded at 4-O Ranch wildlfie area
An Asotin County ranch purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last winter is open to public walk-in access this year with the exception of some big-game hunters. …
Sun., April 29, 2012
Photos incriminate hunter in bear baiting case
A Pierce County man built a picture-perfect case – against himself and others – to help prosecutors file charges on more than 40 counts involving baiting and killing black bears …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
Landers: Results of outdoors surveys revealed
While an aerial survey has just detailed where northern ducks are congregating in the Columbia Basin, wildlife managers in Olympia are using a different type of survey to help guide …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
Website tests bear ID skills
Black bear hunters can test their bear species identification skills through a new interactive program on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website, wdfw.wa.gov. The site includes information on …
Mon., June 29, 2009, 9:45 a.m.
Grizzly chases Idaho hunters with dogs
Three eastern Idaho bear hunters got an unpleasant surprise Sunday morning when their hounds surrounded a female grizzly with cubs.