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  • Field reports: Popular Forest Service trailheads blocked for road repairs

    FORESTS – Road work will restrict access starting this week to popular fall destinations in the region’s national forests. The Roman Nose trailhead in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will …


  • Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

    A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


  • Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

    A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


  • Landers: Hunting is serious business

    Hunting is the ultimate form of tough love. Sportsmen donate to habitat conservation and snap photos of fawns with the same fascination they focused on the first steps of their …


  • Out & About: Elk Foundation eyes $1 million at Spokane banquet

    OUTSTANDING – The 26th annual fundraising banquet this month could put the Spokane Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation into the million-dollar club. “We’re expecting this banquet to push …


  • Conservation groups join boycott of Pa. outdoors show

    Two of the nation’s largest hunting-oriented conservation groups have joined a fast-growing Second Amendment-based boycott of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, Pa. The Missoula-based Rocky Mountain Elk …


  • Scientist’s family slams elk group for wolf stance

    MISSOULA – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has removed all references to its Olaus Murie conservation award after the researcher’s family objected to the group’s policy on wolves. In a …


  • Asotin Wildlife Area addition acquired

    ASOTIN CREEK, Wash. – Betty Koch didn’t want to move from rainy southeast Alaska to the hot and arid climate of southeastern Washington. But it was her late husband Frank …


  • Field reports: Hundreds of bald eagles wintered in Oregon

    WILDLIFE – The Oregon Wildlife Commission took bald eagles off the state endangered species list recently, five years after the big birds were removed from the federal list. In 1963, …


  • State has plans for your next elk hunt

    The luxury of targeting “any elk” during general hunting seasons in portions of northeastern Washington would end under a proposed plan to boost numbers of elk in Okanogan, Ferry and …


  • Idaho forest land exchange boosts big game

    Hunters, hikers and wildlife should benefit from the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ recent acquisition of Cabinet Mountains land just northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. And people who prefer a forest …


  • Elk foundation reverses on land swap in North Idaho

    LEWISTON – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is withdrawing its support of a proposed land swap deal in North Idaho between the U.S. Forest Service and a timber company. The …


  • Land swap protects wildlife, preserves public access

    The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed with The Nature Conservancy and several state and federal agencies recently to secure 2,675-acres in the first phase of a three-year project to protect …

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