WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Three nights of razor clam digging begin Thursday at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks, but not at Long Beach.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 2:47 P.M.
Like most jobs, the duties of Sgt. Jeff Wickersham of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police are a mixed bag of enjoyable tasks and some not too pleasant …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 4:09 P.M.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has “suspended pursuit” of the Profanity Peak wolf pack that was marked for elimination after repeated killings of cattle in northeast Washington.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 3:25 P.M.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is delaying razor clam digs at Long Beach and reviewing openings at other ocean beaches because of rising marine toxin levels.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 5:23 P.M.
State officials say the sale of hunting and fishing licenses has been suspended due to a cybersecurity breach.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
As popular culture loses daily touch with nature, romanticizing it becomes the dominant attitude. “Wolves are really, really popular if you don’t have any,” northeast Washington state Rep. Joel Kretz …
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
State helicopter gunners have shot and killed two adult female wolves in northeastern Washington and efforts to remove wolves are continuing.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 8 P.M.
In a federal research laboratory in Wisconsin, scientists are analyzing DNA from the fungus that killed a little brown bat in Washington last month.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 4:57 P.M.
As they work to recruit the next generation of hunters and anglers, Idaho officials are targeting food-conscious millennials who want to know where the steak they’re grilling comes from.
TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2016, 6:31 P.M.
Does killing wolves that attack sheep and cattle reduce livestock deaths over the long-run? That’s an issue of scientific debate, with a new study recently published by University of Washington …
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015
“Wild Future” and opportunity to re-assess F&W resources, goals
MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015, 3:36 P.M.
Hauser Lake residents are buzzing about their newest neighbors - five river otters that have taken up residence in the lake. Otter populations are healthy and expanding in the Idaho …
FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2015, 3:40 P.M.
Building relationships is key to effective habitat protection.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 2015
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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2015, 11:59 A.M.
Health and wildlife officials are testing for West Nile virus in dead crows that have turned up on streets and lawns in the Millwood area, but say a corvid virus …
SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2015
Three buck deer were illegally killed in a spree-poaching case north of Reardan this month. Wildlife officers are asking the public for tips. The whitetail bucks, their nearly fully grown …
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
Fisheries biologists are stepping in and out of the top regional fish management positions in North Idaho and Eastern Washington this month. These are the managers who supervise staff and …
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
The state of Washington has hired an internationally known wildlife-conflict specialist to help defuse tensions over the state’s expanding wolf population. Francine Madden is the executive director of the Human …
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015, 2:25 P.M.
The state of Washington has hired an internationally known wildlife-conflict specialist to help diffuse tensions over the state’s expanding wolf population.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
Wolves killing livestock usually grabs people’s attentions, but coyotes have had a much wider impact. According to published reports, wolves killed 120 sheep in Montana in 2008.
THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015
Washington’s best wolf habitat is in the southern Cascade Mountains, where vast federal lands support more than 20,000 elk in the state’s two largest herds. State biologists expect wolves to …
TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2014
Carp are mud grubbers, rooting through the sediment at the bottom of Long Lake as they search for food. “They’re like little plows,” said Chris Donley, a fisheries manager for …
THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014
Rob Wielgus noticed something interesting when he studied reports of wolf attacks on sheep and cattle in the Northern Rockies. Killing wolves to reduce livestock predation actually led to more …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014, 11:08 A.M.
Rob Wielgus noticed something interesting when he studied reports of wolf attacks on sheep and cattle in the Northern Rockies. When wolves were killed to reduce livestock predation, the number …
TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014
DALTON GARDENS – There’s no mystery about what ate Les Likes’ corn this summer. Deer tracks are embedded in the mud at the edge of his 1 1/2 –acre corn …
THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014
It’s been 19 years since a voter- approved initiative eliminated baiting and use of hounds to hunt bears in Washington. Since then, most of the hunting of bears has been …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014
Washington wildlife officials confirmed Thursday that the alpha female of a sheep-attacking wolf pack was killed by a helicopter shooter last month. A Stevens County rancher has moved his sheep …
THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014, 2:54 P.M.
State wildlife managers are working with Okanogan landowners to protect their crops from deer displaced by area wildfires and are assessing the fires’ damage to wildlife habitat.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
Northeast Washington ranchers have begun moving their cattle to remote Forest Service meadows, where many of the herds will spend the summer grazing in territory occupied by the state’s growing …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
A domestic dog that took a monthlong romp on the wild side in Pend Oreille County forced Washington wildlife officials to capture and spay an endangered female gray wolf on …