Stories tagged: predators
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
Gray wolves getting comfortable with Mount Spokane
For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …
Sat., May 6, 2017
Living with predators – adaptation
“Grizzlies won’t be a problem for livestock, they’ll prey on hikers.” So said the wildlife conflict specialist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Report: Washington wolves continue steady increase of nearly 30 percent a year
Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gray wolf recovery projects continue to drain millions of dollars from state coffers
Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Rule of nature outweighs emotional reaction
Across from my cabin in Stevens County this past weekend, I spotted a bedded deer. The find sparked a two-day drama that included my greatest hopes, starkest fears and the …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
2 moose population studies moving forward
Two moose surveillance projects are moving forward in Wyoming as populations face struggles like drought and predators.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2 a.m.
Dog finds religion in standoff with praying mantis
A praying mantis is a tough dude among bugs. It’s born to fight, not to flee even a bone-crunching dog.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 8:03 p.m.
Newsmakers: Timberwolves sign free agent Hill to 2-year deal
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran big man
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Landers: Wolf management requires a team effort
Allowing gray wolves to naturally reestablish packs in Washington is one of the most divisive wildlife management goals in state history. Some people love wolves for their unique social structure …
Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
Sue Lani Madsen: Ranchers need proper tools to fight predators
There’s a mouse in the house. He’s left signs on the counter and chewed the apples in the bowl. Dirty, disease-carrying varmints – time to get out the traps. It’s …
Sun., April 26, 2015
Field reports: Coast salmon seasons set by Pacific council
FISHING – Washington’s 2015 salmon fishing seasons were approved this month by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, with some Puget Sound fisheries constrained to protect wild salmon listed under the …
Sun., April 5, 2015
Field reports: Wolf numbers up in Northern Rockies
PREDATORS – Gray wolf numbers rose across most of the Northern Rockies last year but dropped in Montana after a concerted effort by officials there to drive down the population …
Sun., March 29, 2015
Out & About: Film on Oregon wolf’s journey screening at The Bing
OUTROAM – A documentary about a radio-collared gray wolf that captured international attention as it roamed for years from Oregon into California and back will screen in Spokane Friday and …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
Out & About: Panel brings 6 perspective on wolf revival
OUTBACK – Hunter, biologist, conservationist, cattleman, philosopher, ethicist – these six perspectives will take on the topic of gray wolf reintroduction during a special panel discussion, 7 p.m. Thursday at …
Sun., Jan. 18, 2015
Field reports: Idaho’s bighorn sheep tag auctioned for $100,000
HUNTING – Idaho’s bighorn sheep auction tag sold for $100,000 to an online bidder at the national Wild Sheep Foundation Sheep Show in Reno Saturday night – the fifth-highest winning …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
Field reports: Bald eagles slow to show at Lake Coeur d’Alene
BIRDS – The annual winter congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene had not yet started as biologists surveyed the north end of the lake on Wednesday. For decades, …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
In brief: All game and fish possession requires documentation
Helping a friend or family member haul a deer or elk out of the mountains can get a person a ticket without proper documentation. Same goes for transporting or sharing …
Tue., Sept. 9, 2014
Groups threaten suit over federal agency’s trapping, poisoning of problem wildlife
A federal agency that kills nuisance wildlife is under attack from environmental groups, which say the agency’s use of poison and trapping in Idaho puts other animals at risk. Last …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
State targets wolf pack
A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County. Efforts to haze and deter …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County
A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County.
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Cougar kitten found on Kettle Falls porch on road to recovery
A mountain lion kitten – with killer blue eyes, but too young and weak to prey on anything larger than a butterfly – is getting a one-way ticket from Eastern …
Thu., May 29, 2014
Rich Landers: An issue of prey, not the endangered predator
Wildlife managers are tiptoeing through the recovery of gray wolves in Washington. Some special-interest groups are entrenched poles apart, with livestock growers and hunters who have the most to lose …
Sun., March 16, 2014
Out & About: Rare wolf-dog hookup indicates wolf population thin
OUTBRED – Last week, the saga of wolf recovery in Washington took a strange tryst. News that a large domestic guard dog got loose and mated with a female gray …
Sun., March 9, 2014, 8:31 a.m.
Washington confirms 4 new wolf packs
Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in Washington over the past year, according to the annual status report on the state endangered species released Saturday by …
Sun., March 9, 2014, 8:31 a.m.
Wolf 47 works full-time for Washington wildlife researchers
Conventional wisdom in northeastern Washington suggests that gray wolves are lurking everywhere – that is, until you try to catch one. Capturing a wolf for research ranges from dangerous to …
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
Reward for poached wolf
A $7,500 reward is being offered for help solving the case of a gray wolf found on Feb. 9 shot to death in northern Stevens County. Wolves are protected in …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013, 4:44 a.m.
2013 outdoors: Wolf issues
The gray wolf, reintroduced to the Rockies in the mid-1990s, continued to leave its mark across the Northwest in 2013 and into the legislatures. Here are some highlights. • Idaho …