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  • Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort

    Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …


  • In brief: Sullivan Bridge closed to river passage

    Although a construction project has allowed the Centennial Trail to reopen below the Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley, a closure remains on floating the Spokane River under the bridge project.


  • Videos help pet owners keep dogs out of traps

    With trapping seasons open in Idaho, Fish and Game officials are promoting a video for pet owners with tips on keeping their dogs out of traps meant for critters such …


  • In brief: State Parks consider Trautman agreement

    PARKS – A long-term agreement for managing the 280-acre Trautman property adjacent to Riverside State Park near Nine Mile will be considered by the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission meeting …


  • In brief: Commission adopts, alters hatchery steelhead retention rule

    A proposal that would have required Washington anglers to keep all hatchery steelhead they catch from the Snake and Grande Ronde rivers was adopted but altered by the Washington Fish …


  • Idaho game commission prefers trapper training after two dogs killed

    Rather than making new rules to restrict trapping in Idaho, state Fish and Game commissioners say they prefer to have trappers take safety classes to reduce the chance that dogs …


  • Idaho officials favor education over new trapping rules

    Rather than making new rules to restrict trapping in Idaho, state Fish and Game commissioners say they prefer to have trappers take educational classes to reduce the chance that dogs …


  • Trapping proposals geared for dog safety

    Proposals to reduce the chance that dogs will be caught in deadly body-gripping traps will be considered this week when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets in Post Falls. …


  • Dog deaths in Idaho prompt look at trapping rules

    After two dogs were killed in North Idaho traps this winter Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission has agreed to look at new rules to restrict some trapping practices. “The tragedy …


  • Idaho on notice over trapping of rare lynx

    Three conservation groups plan to sue the state of Idaho over its trapping regulations, saying they don’t do enough to prevent incidental trapping of federally protected Canada lynx. Surging prices …


  • 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 …


  • Dogs vulnerable to Idaho wolf traps

    Idaho’s wolf trapping season rekindles the anxiety a Sandpoint woman suffered in February as her dog, with a cable locked around its neck, nearly choked to death in her arms. …


  • Idaho wolf population decreased by 11 percent in 2012

    Idaho’s gray wolf population fell by 11 percent in 2012, less than wildlife managers hoped for considering the state’s extended hunting and trapping seasons plus agency animal control efforts. At …


  • Idaho researchers tap citizen scientists to survey rare creatures

    Researchers are putting the spotlight on reclusive creatures in the Inland Northwest, ranging from slugs and frogs to lynx and wolverines. How climate change and other modern threats will impact …


  • Idaho wolf trapping to open, dog owners warned

    For the second year, wolves will join furbearers as targets during Idaho’s winter trapping season. Although trappers must take a course in safe techniques before they can purchase a wolf-trapping …


  • Idaho to vote on measure ensuring right to hunt, fish, trap

    BOISE – Idaho has a measure on the November ballot to enshrine a right to hunt, fish and trap in the state constitution – a proposal that likely would generate …


  • Groups petition Montana to end wolverine trapping

    HELENA — Eight conservation and sportsmen groups are petitioning Montana to ban the trapping of wolverines, citing a government finding that climate change may threaten the survival of the fierce, …


  • Four wolves in two packs captured, radio collared

    State biologists recently caught two adult male wolves in the Smackout Pack in northeastern Washington, ending a drought of attempts to collar wolves with GPS transmitters to monitor Washington’s expanding …


  • IDFG: Wolf legally caught

    BOISE – No laws were broken involving a North Idaho trapper who posed for a photo in front of a live wolf caught in a leg-hold trap surrounded by blood-splattered …


  • Landers: Hunters must consider their image

    Hunters and trappers have always had a tendency to be their own worst enemies. Nowadays they can do it in a global way.


  • Groups call for investigation into wolf death

    LEWISTON — Two environmental groups are calling on state and federal officials to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a wolf that was trapped and killed in northern Idaho …


  • Roadkill law yields pelts, food, applause

    CASEYVILLE, Ill. – In six years of trapping, one thing has become apparent to Cody Champ: His pursuit of animal pelts isn’t cheap, costing him $100 a week just for …


  • Idaho wolf trapping season opens Tuesday

    The first wolf trapping season since the predators were reintroduced to the Rocky Mountains will open in selected areas in the north half of Idaho on Tuesday. Demand is high …


  • Ted Nugent Q&A

    Q. When did you know you had what it takes to be a standout musician? A. The whole rock ’n’ roll thang and guitar band thang was all so new …

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