Stories tagged: elk
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:32 a.m.
National Elk refuge considers halting feeding program during a mild winter
National Elk Refuge officials say the supplemental feeding program could be halted this year as western Wyoming experiences a warmer than average winter.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:17 p.m.
Famous Yellowstone elk herd rebounds two decades after wolf reintroduction
The Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most famous and closely watched in the world, is finally growing at a healthy clip.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
Survey shows Yellowstone elk herd at highest level since ‘05
Government biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park are at their highest level in more than a decade.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 1 p.m.
Helicopter to be used in Idaho elk mortality study
Starting in mid-December, Idaho Fish and Game crews will be capturing and collaring elk using helicopters.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Montana wildlife officials ask Wyoming to stop feeding elk
Montana wildlife officials are asking their Wyoming counterparts to stop feeding elk after chronic wasting disease has appeared in the state.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data
Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
N. Idaho hunter shot by partner who mistook him for an elk
Authorities say a 60-year-old northern Idaho man is recovering after being shot in the buttocks with a .50-caliber muzzleloader rifle by his hunting partner who mistook him for an elk.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Reader photo: Still bullish in October
Spokane photographer John Latta nails the light and the moment as this bull elk moves with its harem of cows earlier this month during the tail end of the rut …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Feeding thousands of elk is not an easy task
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will be ready to feed the state’s largest herd, and in the process protect valuable agriculture and create an incredible sight for onlookers, …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Do not feed the elk: Central Idaho officials eye ordinance
County commissioners in central Idaho where residents put out food for elk last winter are considering new regulations to prevent the practice.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 7 p.m.
Chance blown: Bowhunter can’t forget missing ‘easy’ shot at elk
One autumn day years ago I wanted to fall on my arrow out of shame, my Montana-modified form of elk hunter atonement.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Charges detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon
An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Agreement protects elk route, trout streams near Yellowstone
A Canadian mining company says it’s reached an agreement with conservation groups to protect two Montana trout streams and hundreds of acres of land used by migrating elk from Yellowstone …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Roadkill on the menu: 1,600 dead deer, elk salvaged from Washington roads
Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Sportsmen recover roadkill for charity kitchens
Certified volunteers from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council of Spokane have permits to dispatch injured game and collect the edible meat for the Union Gospel Mission or other charities.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Woman dies in mobile home fire in Elk
A woman was killed in a mobile home fire late Wednesday night in Elk.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western U.S.
Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Big-game researcher Woody Myers gave his best shot
Nobody – no hunter, no poacher – has shot more moose in Washington than Woody Myers. His weapon was a rifle. His aim: usually to save the animal’s life rather …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Advocates say wolves may help curb disease in elk
Wolves are the perfect tool to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on last …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Yellowstone elk herd growth tricky to manage
Managing the Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most popular in the world, is no easy task.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Bill would give WSU lead role on elk hoof disease
Legislation directing Washington State University involvement in monitoring and assessing elk hoof disease in Southwest Washington got solid support Wednesday before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Get up close to elk and bighorns at winter feeding site in Yakima County
NACHES, Yakima County – The bighorn sheep know when it’s lunch time. Would you expect any less from a creature with a four-part stomach? Once distant specks against the snow, …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Elk numbers stabilizing in northern Yellowstone
State and federal biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park have stabilized after a long-term decline.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:52 a.m.
Herd of 41 elk die in east Oregon after falling through ice
Officials say dozens of elk are dead after the herd fell through the ice at a reservoir in eastern Oregon.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 3:07 a.m.
Spike hunters face longest odds, show greatest discretion
Hunters who bag trophy elk get all the press, posts and glory.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Field reports: Elk hoof disease study continues in southwestern Washington
Nearly half the elk herds in southwestern Washington have some of their animals infected with a disease that leads to misshapen hoofs and other problems, wildlife officials told state legislators …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 5 a.m.
Coming up dry in the Gospel Hump
It had been a long time since my last elk hunt, 23 years at least, and I wasn’t sure I had another one in me.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
As more visit national parks, tourist misconduct on rise
Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Outpeople: Dedication to wildlife management shows in Hadley’s growing résumé
Sandpoint hunter and angler Nancy Hadley continues to serve wildlife management at top levels, most recently being named to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s board of directors.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Elk charges too-close tourist at Yellowstone
Video posted on Facebook by tour guide Jody Tibbitts captures audio of an elk trying to warn the woman to back away before the elk rushes at her.