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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Fires produce elk food as nutritious as alfalfa, Bitterroot Valley study shows

Mountain fires can spark the growth of new vegetation that, for several years, can provide as much nutrition to elk as irrigated agricultural fields.


Colville angler catches coho salmon, reward in Alaska

A Colville man hooked a fish – and a prize – while on an Alaskan angling adventure.


Wolf killed in old Profanity Peak pack area

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed another wolf in the old Profanity Peak Pack area, Friday.


Montana will test for CWD

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be sampling deer and elk for bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting CWD surveillance during the coming general big game season, according to a news …


I-90 wildlife overcrossing opens near Snoqualimie Pass

Animals are now walking over I-90 using a completed wildlife crossing spanning the busy interstate. Already six undercrossings are complete, allowing wildlife to travel north to south in the Cascades.


Muzzleloading season opens Saturday

The early deer muzzleloading season opens Saturday in Eastern Washington.


Great egrets spotted in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge has some special winged guests.


Matt Liere: Sometimes it’s best to ease back on the throttle

My stepson’s birthday falls on 7/11. Before we met a decade ago, this undoubtedly meant a day of cake and presents, shared in celebration with family and friends. Upon marrying …


Washington teen shoots cougar with arrow, saves brother from attack

On Sept. 8, Amaya Simpson and Cole Seymour decided to head into the woods near their home in Inchelium, Washington, and practice elk calls. Something else showed up.


Increased cougar sightings don’t necessarily mean increase in big cats’ population

Cougars have been in the news this summer. Numerous sightings, incidents and attacks have left many wondering, why? The common-sense answer? There must be more cougars. Experts disagree.


Injured horse rescued by helicopter near Seattle, euthanized in Pullman

Just a mile from the trailhead a saddle slipped and everything fell apart.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 27

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 27


Reader photo: From chills to thrills

We know it’s fall. The days are short. The air chilled and the water cold.


State continues efforts to kill some members of wolf pack

Washington state officials have determined that wolves from a pack in northeast Washington have injured five additional calves, and they continue efforts to kill some pack members.


Lands Council hosting Reforest Spokane Day

On Oct. 13, thousands of trees will be planted by volunteers working with the Lands Council.


Idaho Conservation League lecture, dinner upcoming

The Idaho Conservation League is sponsoring the third annual conservation lecture and dinner in North Idaho. The lecture and dinner will be in honor of Scott Reed, one of the …


Follow fall’s colors with this online map

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” said Albert Camus, the French author and philosopher.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game euthanized cougar captured in Coeur d’Alene

Idaho Fish and Game officials and the Coeur d’Alene Police darted and euthanized a cougar that was camped in a tree Monday on North Ironwood Drive in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Relive the glory of summer in Spokane with collection of best reader photos from 2018

Summer is gone. A look back at the best reader photos published in The Spokesman-Review during the summer of 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

New Spokane photo school answers call for wannabe nature photographers

Looking to hone your hand at outdoor photography? Mike Busby might be the guy for you.


Ammi Midstokke: Knitting season arrives with misguided optimism

Every season that comes, I sigh with relief at the end of the associated seasonal labor and optimistically plan what I will do with all my free time.


Gonzaga to host talk on PCBs, Monsanto’s role

The Gonzaga University School of Law will host a workshop and talk on PCBs, Monsanto and the Spokane River at 6 p.m. next Thursday in the Barbieri Courtroom at the …


Grant County says to avoid Moses Lake water areas

The Grant County Health District is warning people to avoid contact with the water in Moses Lake.


Anglers earn more than $4,000 catching Northern pike through August

Through August, the Colville Confederated Tribes had paid Northern pike anglers a total of $4,350 in reward money. Participants in the Northern Pike Rewards Program earn $10 per Northern pike …


More people of color are venturing into the great outdoors in Seattle

A new wave of affinity groups and meetups for people of color have drawn growing numbers of trekkers, backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts. Facebook and Instagram posts feature photos of Asian …


Tests confirm grizzly bears involved in Wyoming attack

Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.


Seven new rules every Washington hunter should know this fall

New rules. New regulations. A new fall hunting season. Below are the seven most important changes in 2018.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

South Hill turkey home-defense system fails

It’s a question that’s plagued Spokane homeowners for years.


Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 20

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 20


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.