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  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    Wind farm proposed on Palouse

    Wind turbines could be the next cash crop for Whitman County’s wheat farmers. A Boston company wants to build a $170 million wind farm on a ridge near Oakesdale, a …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

    Wildlife habitat plan to be discussed

    An Oct. 27 meeting in Spokane Valley will discuss a habitat conservation proposal for 32 areas managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

    Turnbull refuge elk hunters revel in exceptional opportunity

    A bumper crop is waiting for the 63 lucky hunters who drew tags for the first elk hunting season in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The annual aerial survey conducted by …


  • MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010, 5:07 P.M.

    Two charged after shots fired at wildlife officer

    An 18-year-old Mattawa man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, after shooting at a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police captain Saturday in Grant County.


  • TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

    Long Lake dead fish creating quite a stink

    At Long Lake, hundreds of dead carp are washing up on beaches, collecting under docks and creating a stink for residents living along the 24-mile reservoir. “If you’re water-skiing on …


  • MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010, 5:39 P.M.

    Dead carp washing up at Long Lake

    At Long Lake, hundreds of dead carp are washing up on beaches, collecting under docks and creating a stink for residents living along the 24-mile reservoir.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

    State checking for invasive species

    Boaters may be stopped by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers conducting mandatory checks of boats, trailers and gear for aquatic invasive species.


  • SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010, 7:14 P.M.

    Bear sighting clogs Indian Trail

    Wildlife and fire department crews removed a black bear that wandered into a northwest Spokane neighborhood this afternoon.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010

    No signs of bears despite snowmelt

    Though most of the snow has disappeared from the region’s black bear dens, wildlife biologists say the jury’s still out on whether an early spring will result in earlier-than-usual bear …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010, 7:12 P.M.

    Hibernating bears could be rousted early this year

    Though most of the snow has disappeared from the region’s black bear dens, wildlife biologists say the jury’s still out on whether an early spring will result in earlier-than-usual bear …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2009

    Washington among states trying to curb bumper crop

    The rut is winding down, leaving motorists with one fewer reason for colliding with a deer, elk or moose on the highway. The annual fall mating season, which peaks in …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 2009

    Biologist makes wildlife a priority for 35 years

    He apologized for having a wild-game potluck retirement party Nov. 21 while some hunting and fishing seasons were still under way. “I don’t want to take from anybody’s time in …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 2009

    Wolf plans at different stages

    As Wash- ington continues to formulate a wolf management plan and Idaho has extended the first wolf hunting season in decades, Montana wildlife managers are regrouping. Montana’s first fair-chase wolf …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2009

    Boasts help agents bag braggarts

    A big ego is a poacher’s Achilles’ heel. Wildlife enforcement agents are well aware that the greediness that leads to illegally shooting a trophy animal usually is accompanied by a …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2009, 12:30 A.M.

    Wolf plan meeting Tuesday in Spokane

    ENDANGERED SPECIES – Public comments will be heard in Spokane on Tuesday on a recently released draft management plan with guidelines for removing gray wolves from Washington’s state endangered species …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2009

    Pheasant funds aim at habitat

    It’s likely to be a long journey, but the days of good pheasant hunting in Eastern Washington could return. As the 2009 season opens this weekend, hunters are discovering a …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2009

    State may pay wolf-kill damages

    OLYMPIA – Hoping to ease Washington ranchers’ concerns about gray wolves, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing what may be the most generous compensation in the West …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2009

    Wolf plan to get public hearings

    A draft management and conservation plan released recently for gray wolves in Washington presents a blueprint for ushering the predators through their gradual revival to eventual delisting from state endangered …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2009, 12:30 P.M.

    Kennewick men accused of illegal fishing on Snake

    Three Kennewick men are accused of stealing 22 fish, including three wild steelhead and two wild Chinook salmon, from a state fish hatchery collection site on the Snake River, officials …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2009

    State closes purchase of property

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department closed a $6.2 million deal Monday to acquire 1,693 acres of wildlife-rich wetlands and uplands from Horseshoe Lake south to Fan Lake. The land …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, 2009

    Fish and Wildlife unveils wolf plan

    International borders and state lines are no deterrent to gray wolves, which are drifting into Washington from neighboring packs in British Columbia, Idaho and Montana. At least two wolf packs …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2009

    Cougar attacks 5-year-old hiking in Stevens County

    A 5-year-old boy from Rossland, B.C., was attacked by a cougar Wednesday while he and his family were hiking a trail in Stevens County. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2009

    Seasons open for small game in two states

    Hunting seasons for some of the smallest and most difficult targets will open Tuesday in the Inland Northwest. Mourning doves and forest grouse will become fair game in Idaho and …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2009

    the great indoors

    Dr. Kristin Mansfield stopped performing wildlife necropsies in her bathtub after her kids were born. She moved to her barn instead. Lugging animal carcasses home was messy and cumbersome. But …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2009

    Hikers, hunters come together

    Here’s a bright idea for hikers, bikers, berry pickers and other people heading into the woods for outdoor recreation now that the first of the hunting seasons has opened in …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2009

    Record rainbow caught in Idaho

    FISHING – Michelle Larsen-Williams of Pingree, Idaho, broke a 61-year-old state record on July 29 when she landed a 20-pound rainbow trout on the Snake River just above American Falls …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009, 1 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009

    Winter rec committees stay busy in summer

    While summer is in high gear, certain Washington agency committees are gathering recommendations this week that will affect winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, as well as the …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009

    Gray wolf pack is state’s second

    Acting on a tip from loggers, wild-life biologists have confirmed the presence of a wolf pack with pups in northeast Pend Oreille County. At sunrise Friday, Scott Fisher played digital …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009, 12:01 A.M.

    Ione man cited for killing loon

    WILDLIFE – Working from a citizen’s tip, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officers have cited Charles I. Fraley, 22, of Ione for killing a protected common loon at Yocum Lake …


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