Stories tagged: elk
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.
Sat., April 9, 2016
Field reports: Salvaging road-killed deer, elk approved in Washington
CRITTERS – Starting this summer, Washington residents will be able to salvage road-killed deer and elk across most of the state, according to a new program adopted Friday by the …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Blaine County bans plants toxic to elk
Blaine County is outlawing plants that are poisonous to wild and domestic animals.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
It’s been a dangerous winter for elk on Interstate 90
At least 65 elk have been killed this winter on a stretch of Interstate 90 just west of Vantage.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Front Porch: Sometimes human, animal migrations intersect
I travel to Seattle often and have rather unkindly considered the space between here and there as simply the drive-through counties. But then a few years ago I began noticing …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region
LEWISTON, Idaho – Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
In brief: More Panhandle elk collared for study
At least 59 calf elk in the Idaho Panhandle have being captured by helicopter netters, fixed with GPS collars and released in the past few weeks as biologists continue research …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Hoof disease found in more Washington elk
The hoof disease that’s been crippling elk in southwestern Washington for years apparently has taken hold farther north, state Fish and Wildlife officials say.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 3:53 p.m.
Disagreement lingers about management of elk population in Montana
Are there too many elk in Montana? Ask a landowner whose alfalfa field is mowed down by a herd of the big mammals and the answer is probably yes. Ask …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 4 p.m.
Hospice hunter stalks his first elk
Fulfilling a lifelong wish to bag his first elk was a powerful experience for an Eastern Washington man, especially since he knew it would be his last shot at hunting.
Thu., July 9, 2015
The National Park Service has made significant changes to visitor’s center in Yellowstone
In a place where he used to stab tourists, their vehicles and even a park ranger with his antlers during the fall rut, bull elk No. 6 has been somewhat …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Field reports: Weed control to close Newman Lake access
BOATING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife public-access site at Newman Lake will be closed June 2-4 to allow treatment of the lake with herbicide to control Eurasian …
Thu., March 26, 2015
Two men plead guilty to poaching a pair of trophy bull elk near Anatone
Law enforcement officers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are mildly disappointed in a recent plea agreement that spared two men who poached a pair of bull elk …
Thu., March 19, 2015
Washington bill seeks to limit antler collecting
OLYMPIA – Elk antlers can bring top dollar when sold as a boost to a person’s love life, but a bill in the Washington Legislature would crack down on people …
Wed., March 11, 2015
Idaho lawmakers vote to renew wolf-kill program funds
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers voted Tuesday to spend another $400,000 in state tax funds next year to kill wolves under a year-old program. The vote came a day after the …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015, 6:39 a.m.
Increase in St. Joe elk good news for hunters
Surveys conducted this winter showed a substantial increase in elk calf-cow ratios for elk in portions of North Idaho as the region’s elk seem to be digging out of a …