Stories tagged: trapping
Wed., June 14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: The marvels of a contemporary trap line
When I was in high school, one of my best friends, Eddie, ran a trap line for muskrat and beaver. It was hard, cold work, and Eddie kept at it …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: South Hill group seeks reopening of bluff access
A public meeting is scheduled this week on a South Hill group’s proposal to reopen a city easement at 44th and Scott to provide neighborhood public access to the bluff …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Six Eastern Oregon counties will no longer use cyanide traps
Six eastern Oregon counties say they are halting the use of cyanide traps to kill coyotes to protect the state’s wolf population.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
New University of Idaho animal policies set in response to gassing of nuisance animals
More than four months after a University of Idaho task force delivered its suggestions concerning the management of nuisance animals on campus to president Chuck Staben, changes to policy may …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
In brief: Latah Trail improvements have cyclists pumped
A bicycle repair station has been installed on the Latah Trail, an Idaho rail trail between Moscow and Troy, funded by the Latah County Board of Realtors.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
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 …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
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 …
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
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 …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014, 11:28 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
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. …
Tue., July 15, 2014
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 …
Tue., April 8, 2014
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 …
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 …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
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. …
Wed., April 3, 2013
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 …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
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 …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
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 …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
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 …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, 2:08 p.m.
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, …
Sun., June 10, 2012, 12:20 a.m.
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 …
Sun., April 15, 2012
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 …
Thu., April 5, 2012
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.
Wed., April 4, 2012, 2:36 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
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 …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2011
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 …
Sun., July 10, 2011, 5:57 a.m.
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 …