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  • SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013

    Judge won’t delay Kootenai logging project

    HELENA – An on-again, off-again logging project in the Kootenai National Forest may be going ahead after a federal judge refused to block it during a lawsuit appeal. U.S. District …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013

    Wyoming hunter discusses bear attack

    Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident clearly and still carries the now-hidden …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

    McNeil River bears

    Magical is the first word Doug Kelley uses to describe being in the middle of the largest concentration of brown bears in the world. He scored a permit in a …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

    Roughing it: Readers’ tales of encounters with bears, peaks

    Readers of The Spokesman-Review responded with tales of high adventure, family bonding and close encounters with bears when we asked them to share their stories and photos of memorable 2013 …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

    Mount McKinley

    I could have been on a beach like most of my friends. Instead, I was enduring July 4 at the stormy 17,300-feet high camp on Alaska’s Mount McKinley - cold, …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

    Mount Baker

    “We should do something this summer, Dad, we never hang out anymore.” As the “Cat’s in the Cradle” started playing though my head, I paused mid-discussion with my 27-year-old son, …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

    Ptarmigan Traverse

    Self-reliance, a trustworthy companion plus a full-quiver of mountaineering skills are essential for navigating the Ptarmigan Traverse in the North Cascades. “And the weather has to be on your side, …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

    Caretaker kills grizzly near Yellowstone

    BOISE – Officials are investigating the killing of a young female grizzly bear by the caretaker of a private residence in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park. The caretaker shot …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013

    Researcher cited for hand-feeding bears

    A Minnesota bear researcher with a following of admirers is generating controversy and legal action for his practice of hand-feeding wild bears. The Department of Natural Resources is in court …

  • SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013

    Lake trout impact elk calves

    Fewer cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake could be part of the reason that elk herds migrating out of the park are declining. Two recently published studies conducted in Yellowstone National …

  • TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013, 10:19 A.M.

    Critter cams provide peek into the lives of bears

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Biologists at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are getting a peek into what city bears do all day.

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

    Landers: Spring has already sprung for wildlife

    The early hint of spring weathering into the region this week is a game-changer for outdoorsmen, but merely a confirmation of what’s already under way for wildlife. Skiers coming off …

  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013, 9 P.M.

    Landers: Spring has already sprung for wildlife

    The early hint of spring weathering into the region this week is a game-changer for outdoorsmen, but merely a confirmation of what’s already under way for wildlife.

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2013

    Moscow advances to state tournament

    Dane Randall and Nick Ellison combined to score 26 points as the Moscow Bears recovered from a shaky third quarter to beat the visiting Lakeland Hawks 60-53 for the 5A …

  • SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013

    Central Valley boys make their free throws, hold of Gonzaga Prep

    In practice leading up to Saturday’s District 8 4A boys basketball title game at Central Valley, the Greater Spokane League champion – and top-seeded – Bears practiced their free throws. …

  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013

    Bears double up

    Until last season, it had been a more than a dozen years since Central Valley High had won a Greater Spokane League boys’ basketball title. The Bears must have enjoyed …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

    MNF: Lions at Bears

    The Bears (4-1) are trying to solidify their spot at the top of the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-3) are trying to jump back into the race. “With …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

    Bears baffle Romo

    Those 30-something defenders for the Chicago Bears showed Tony Romo how much they can still play. Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman, two of the five defensive starters for Chicago in …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

    Best bet on the Tube

    All those 30-something defenders for the Chicago Bears can still play. They get to quarterbacks and make plenty of tackles even if they may have lost a little speed through …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

    Wolves alter field for hunts

    While Idaho sportsmen will be hunting for wolves again this season, hunters in both Idaho and Washington will be hunting with wolves in the area. Either way, wolves have changed …

  • TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

    County pays for survey of grizzlies

    Grizzly bears have keen noses – far keener, in fact, than a bloodhound’s. The big bruins literally sniff their way through life, relying on their sense of smell to find …

  • TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012, 2:34 P.M.

    Grizzly sow and cub found dead in North Idaho

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about who shot a grizzly bear and her nursing cub in northern Idaho.

  • SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012

    Out & About: Group working to translate fishing rules into Russian

    OUTDO – A group of anglers is trying to get Spokane River anglers speaking the same language on fishing restrictions to protect struggling native redband trout. The group has worked …

  • SUNDAY, 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 …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012, 2:09 P.M.

    Nugent pleads guilty to hunting violation

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent pleaded guilty today to transporting a black bear he illegally killed in Alaska, saying he was sorry for unwittingly violating …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012, 7:32 A.M.

    Expert details benefits of bear spray in trailer at Big Horn Show

    Hike in groups in bear country. Keep food and trash away from bears.

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012, 7:30 A.M.

    Wildlife managers work to avoid grizzly encounters

    Rules for staying safe in bear country are easily posted on signs, websites and pamphlets. The hard part: getting folks to absorb information.

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012, 7:30 A.M.

    Montana bears lured into trouble

    Bears kept Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks managers busy last year, partly because rural residents weren’t up to speed on living with the increased number of grizzlies in the region. …

  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2012

    In grizzly country, caution is key

    Grizzly bears are tucked away in their winter dens for at least another six weeks. But grizzly specialist Kim Annis is already embarking on northwestern Montana’s rural talk circuit. Hired …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

    Grizzlies now at ZooMontana friendly wrestlers, not enemies

    BILLINGS – Visitors to ZooMontana can get a better idea of how grizzly bears interact now that two male grizzlies are able to be in the bear exhibit at the …



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