Stories tagged: wildlife
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public
Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Field reports: States plan possible grizzly bear hunts
HUNTING – Three states are coordinating plans for possible grizzly hunting seasons should the bears in the Yellowstone area be removed from most endangered species protections. The Obama administration in …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 6:17 a.m.
Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts
Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won’t be snuffed out …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Grizzly bears showing up on prairies north of Great Falls
State game wardens have been busy monitoring and hazing grizzly bears as they show up on the prairies east of the Rocky Mountain Front and north of Great Falls.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Anti-oil protests coincide with blue heron nesting season
Thousands of people are planning to rally in Anacortes this weekend to protest the oil flowing from two refineries in the area.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
In brief: Tucannon breeding female wolf dies after collaring
A breeding female wolf died five days after being trapped and fitted with a GPS collar so wildlife managers could follow the
UPDATED: Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Geese die-off in eastern Idaho possibly due to rodent poison
For the second consecutive year a large die-off of migrating geese has occurred in eastern Idaho, and officials say tests indicate poison put on agricultural fields to kill rodents is …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Field reports: Montana prepares grizzly bear hunting plan
If grizzly bears are removed from the endangered species list, Montana wants to be ready with a hunting plan.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Ranch purchase adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve
A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Polar bear cub named Hope makes debut at Toledo Zoo in Ohio
A female polar bear cub born at Ohio’s Toledo Zoo has met her fans. The cub named Hope made her public debut Friday, swimming in an enclosure as visitors snapped …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Wildlife officials to track trout in Upper Klamath Lake
Oregon wildlife officials are stitching radio transmitters to redband trout in Upper Klamath Lake in order to help inform watershed restoration.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Montana releases draft grizzly hunting guidelines
Montana wildlife officials have released draft regulations for grizzly bear hunting in anticipation of the bears’ possible removal from the endangered species list.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal
The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison’s stature to approach that of the bald eagle, long the …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Grizzly bear monitoring project continues in Glacier park
A long-term program to monitor grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem continues this summer in Glacier National Park.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Kenyans prepare for massive burn of ivory
Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner’s nose
Officials say a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff after a bird strike left a large dent on the jetliner’s nose.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Briefs: Volunteers to spruce up Turnbull Refuge
The annual community work party to plant trees and shrubs and other projects at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Cheney is set for 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Dead whale in surf spot poses removal quandary
The massive carcass of a whale was rotting Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot while authorities were deciding whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Grizzly bear known as ‘Scarface’ killed by hunter last fall
Montana wildlife officials have confirmed that a grizzly bear known as “Scarface” to some Yellowstone National Park biologists and visitors was shot and killed during a confrontation with a hunter …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Drones could be next tool for firefighters
Researchers in Nebraska tested a new tool on Friday that could eventually help in fighting grass fires – drones. A team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln flew an unmanned aircraft …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
Biologists trapping, tagging Yellowstone grizzlies in May
Wildlife officials say they will begin trapping bears inside Yellowstone National Park in early May.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Only U.S. grizzly recovery coordinator retiring after 35 years
The nation’s first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator is stepping down after 35 years, saying the threatened species has recovered enough for him to retire.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments
Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state’s Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency
Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
3D printer used to create new feet for duck
A duck that lost its feet to frostbite is waddling again thanks to a Wisconsin middle school teacher and a 3D printer.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 5 p.m.
Grouse strut stuff in spring spectacle
Party-like dancing, strutting and squabbles for the attention of females is underway throughout the West this month, not just in taverns, but also in the grasslands and sagebrush landscapes.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Scat explains smile on coyote’s face
Holy crap! While shed hunters are combing the woods for huge discarded antlers this spring, Tina Wynecoop scored a scat that looked like a 13-inch-long rope with a half dozen …
Sat., April 16, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Field reports: BLM seeks citizen advisers in Idaho, Washington
LANDS – Nominations for a citizen committee that advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues are being accepted by the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane districts through May …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
West Coast fisher denied endangered species protections
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against giving federal protections to a weasel-like critter called the West Coast fisher, saying threats to the species weren’t as significant as …