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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Reader Photo: Fall’s around the corner

Moose typically mate between late September and mid-October. During this time – known as the rut – bull moose descend from higher, cooler elevations, looking to mate.


See a moose? Let Washington wildlife officials know

Washington’s citizen Moose Survey begins Saturday,


Check out this video of a giant moose in Alaska

Check out this gigantic moose in Alaska.


Reader photo: Taking a dip on the wild side

A bull moose cools off in the waters of a Stevens County lake while boaters drift past. Joanie Christian captured this scene on Sunday. The bull moose was visibly limping …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Paul Turner: Of backyard magpies, raccoons, moose … and eagles?

Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?


Reader photo: Moose snack attack

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Conflicts arise when moose descend on Spokane to beat summer heat

Moose prefer freezing temperatures to balmy breezes. And their search for a cool spot often brings them into our backyards, whether its lying in a recently watered lawn, under the …


Ammi Midstokke: The gentle reminders of Mother Nature

I don’t always like going outside. Outside it is cold and wet. The snow, apparently here to stay this year, is deep and heavy.


E. Idaho officials investigate malicious wounding of moose

Authorities in eastern Idaho sedated a moose, removed an arrow from its head and cleaned other arrow wounds before returning it to the wild in what officials say is a …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Washington wildlife biologists consider using drones after Spokane-area moose test

This week, for the first time, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife used a drone to survey moose populations in northeast Washington.


Drone to be used to document moose in northeast Washington

Over the next few days wildlife researchers plan to use a drone to document moose calves in northeast Washington.


Alaska moose huge in every way

The moose commonly seen around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are big, but they’re shadows to the Alaska moose that stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:53 a.m.

Out & About: Biologists to give kids the scoop on moose at library programs

Kids will get expert insight on the largest member of the deer family this month as state wildlife biologists have scheduled 45-minute “On the Trail of the Moose” programs at …


Field reports: Grouse hunter, dog, encounter wolf pack

Minnesota hunter Justin Bailey was hunting ruffed grouse Tuesday when a wolf chased his hunting dog out of the woods.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

Reader photo: More than a dash of gray

A moose with gray hair becomes subject of fascination among casual observers and biologists alike.


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

School and wildlife officials shoo moose away from north Spokane elementary school

A moose moseyed through the Hillyard neighborhood this morning, prompting school officials at Regal Elementary to keep a watchful eye in case she came too close to children.


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 …


East Idaho town allows young moose to stay for winter

Idaho wildlife officials have decided to allow a young moose to live in a small community near the Idaho/Utah border in hopes of helping it survive winter.


Moscow police to residents: Stop reporting moose sightings

Police in the northern Idaho city of Moscow are telling residents to stop calling to report moose sightings. The agency in a statement Wednesday says it has been receiving many …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Moose rescued after fall into Idaho basement

Authorities say a female moose is safe after she fell through an unlatched window into the basement of an Idaho home.


2 moose population studies moving forward

Two moose surveillance projects are moving forward in Wyoming as populations face struggles like drought and predators.


Outpeople: Moose researcher loves thrill of the chase

James Goerz has his eye on moose in northeastern Washington. The University of Montana graduate student is among a small staff in the field every week monitoring moose that were …


UPDATED: Tue., June 28, 2016, 5:15 p.m.

Crowds around moose likely panicked the animal, resulting in injury, officials say

A moose that wandered into a North Spokane neighborhood and was apparently hit by a car will have to be euthanized, wildlife officials say.


Reader photo: Twin peeks

Hey baby: Newborn moose calves get some mom time in Ferry County last week before she puts them “to bed” and moves off to feed. Deer, elk and moose moms …


Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public

Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …


Out & about: Ghostly gray moose bugged by ticks

The so-called “ghost” moose wandering around the area are likely infested with ticks.


Gardening with Pat Munts: Defend plants from deer, moose and rodents

While no fence or spray known to man is going to keep a hungry moose from trashing your trees, you can keep the deer, gophers, squirrels and mice from taking …


Reader photo: Moose enjoys afternoon snack

A bull moose feeds among mountain ash near Sacheen Lake.


Out & About: Chronic Wasting Disease’s gradual spread worries wildlife biologists

OUTLOOK – As Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal and contagious disease that can spread slowly among a deer or elk herd, is discovered in more whitetails in Missouri, wildlife biologists …


Out & About: Wild & Scenic Rivers film fest benefits Spokane Riverkeeper

OUTSCREEN – The nationally touring Wild & Scenic Film Festival is coming to Spokane this week with versions of 12 environmental films in a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper. The …