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Oregon Men Busted For Bagging Bull Elk

Two Jordan Valley, Ore.-area residents have been accused of poaching four of the biggest bull elk that Idaho game officers have ever seen. The elk - one of which would …


Mobile Target Fish And Wildlife Department Hopes Moose Decoy Will Flush Out Poachers, Separating Honest Hunters From Law-Breaking Shooters

1. Eastern Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officers set up a decoy moose to catch poachers at a spot where a pair of bulls and two cows where shot last …


Hunter Asphyxiates

Camping The recent death of an Idaho hunter has prompted warnings that people who use propane or fuel stoves to heat tents and campers must be careful to avoid carbon …


Sounding Out Idaho Bear-Baiting, Nuclear Initiatives Lose Ground Poll Shows Dramatic Tournaround In Support For Both Measures

Initiatives aimed at banning bearbaiting and overturning Gov. Phil Batt’s nuclear waste agreement both appear headed for defeat, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted for The Idaho Spokesman-Review …


Snowfall In Blue Mountains Tough On Elk Hunters

Weather has delivered too much of a good thing to elk hunters in the Blue Mountains. Hunters dream of opening the season with a fluffy layer of snow to subdue …


Anti-Hunting Groups Spend, But Don’t Mend

Early snow is blocking access to some of the region’s best elk hunting this week. But that’s not why anti-hunters are giddy with delight. With huge bankrolls for political action, …


Bear Hunting Limits Backers Say It’s Fairness; Others Call It Bad Precedent

The fight over bear hunting comes down to three simple rules, backers of Proposition 2 say. Eliminate spring black bear hunting, the use of bait, and the use of hounds …


Slot Machines, Term Limits, Bear Hunting I-671: Slot Machine Plan Expands Reservation Gambling

Washington voters are being asked this year whether Indian reservations can have slot machines, bear hunters can use dogs and congressmen can be forced out of office after a set …


Searcher Fails To Find Lost Men But Gets His Elk

So, what’s a guy to do at 2 in the morning as he’s out looking for three lost hunters? If you’re a sharp fellow like Kootenai County sheriff’s deputy Kevin …


Southern Idaho Pheasant Hunters Cold, Wet, But Happy Bird Populations Reported Up Over 1995; Magic Valley Has Highest Count In State

The weather was wet and cold for last weekend’s opening of the pheasant season in southern Idaho, but hunters say they saw more birds than the year before. In the …


Numbers Higher For Bird Hunters

Wildlife biologists are confirming what bird hunters have suspected. Most upland birds, they’re saying, did so well during the nesting season that populations are double what they were last year. …


Caribou Relocated To Washington

Nineteen woodland caribou captured in British Columbia this month have been released in northeastern Washington as part of a continuing project to bolster the endangered species in its historic range. …


Steelhead Ruling Causing Confusion

The Oct. 6 ruling by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission barring a harvest steelhead season on the Clearwater River has caused confusion because the term “catch-and-release” is being confused …


Hunters: Don’t Shoot The Wolves

Wolf watchers want Idaho’s big-game hunters to take care in choosing their targets this fall to avoid shooting a wolf by accident. Fifteen wolves, protected as endangered species, were released …


Anglers Often Misfire Without Missing A Beat

Fewer than 20 percent of the region’s deer hunters filled their tags on opening day. Another untold percentage of sportsmen did the unmentionable. They shot, and missed.


Waterfowlers Stand To Benefit From Longer Seasons

Seasons are going to be longer and game bags heavier for most waterfowlers this year. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed the longer seasons and larger daily bag limits …


Seasons To Be Set

Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will adopt fall waterfowl seasons and regulations at a public meeting Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Ellensburg Inn-Best Western. Other scheduled business includes …


Failure In Big-Game Permit Draws Enhances Hunter’s Future Chances

Starting next year, every time a hunter’s name fails to be drawn in Washington’s computer-selected big-game permits, his chances will get better for the next round. And better and better. …


Bird Watchers Convene

Hold your fire! Those aren’t government spies infiltrating the countryside with binoculars to their eyes this week. They’re birders convening in Spokane for the Western Field Ornithologist annual meeting, Thursday …


Special Elk Permit Hunters Willl Have To Start A Little Later

Washington elk hunters who draw special “any bull” hunting permits this year won’t be going hunting on opening day. Only hunters with general spike-only elk tags will be afield on …


Sounding The Call Wild Turkeys Growing As Hunters’ Quarry

Katie Kimball, 4, coaxes eerie sounds from a turkey call, drawing quite a reaction from friend Amber Martin, 12, left, during Saturday’s first Turkey-rama calling contest in Hayden. Photo by …


Forest Service Criticized For Allowing Bear Baiting

(Photo of Smokey Bear)


Poaching For Profit Catches On But Game Wardens Are Getting Tough On ‘Wildlife Killers’

Drawn by big money and small fines, small-time crooks are turning to wildlife poaching. Game wardens have responded with a tougher, no-nonsense approach.


Idaho Hunters To Meet

Hunters can discuss topics of their choice with wildlife managers at six meetings organized by the Idaho Fish and Game Department this week. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. as follows: …