Stories tagged: wildlife
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Reader photo: That’s close enough
Carlene Hardt and her husband were walking with their two dogs at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 1 when they spotted a porcupine on the gravel path by Headquarters …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:53 a.m.
Out & About: Wildlife watching, fishing participation increases in U.S.
Wildlife watching, especially around the home, and fishing have gained popularity in recent years while participation in hunting has declined slightly, according to a report released last month.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
In brief: Snowmobilers lose suit over wilderness recommendations
A federal judge last week upheld protections for some of the last roadless areas of the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Reader photo: Still bullish in October
Spokane photographer John Latta nails the light and the moment as this bull elk moves with its harem of cows earlier this month during the tail end of the rut …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Idaho wildlife agent shoots neighborhood’s beloved deer, highlighting dangers of feeding wild animals
ST. MARIES – Three shots is what it took to kill a “once in a lifetime miracle,” said Mia Suchoski. “This was an orphan deer that the whole community helped …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field reports: Camo hunters out during deer season
An oversight in Washington’s 2016 and 2017 fall turkey hunting seasons is allowing camouflaged hunters in the field during the general modern rifle deer season.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:53 a.m.
Out & About: Biologists to give kids the scoop on moose at library programs
Kids will get expert insight on the largest member of the deer family this month as state wildlife biologists have scheduled 45-minute “On the Trail of the Moose” programs at …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field reports: Grouse hunter, dog, encounter wolf pack
Minnesota hunter Justin Bailey was hunting ruffed grouse Tuesday when a wolf chased his hunting dog out of the woods.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Out & About: Hearing protection as essential as ammo for hunters
Shooting ranges require users to have hearing protection. But many of the shooters who are honing their shotgunning skills at the skeet range this weekend or zeroing in their deer …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Migratory birds shooed away by drone, fireworks, lasers
Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company’s growing arsenal of migratory bird tools were recently put to use to scare about 1,100 birds off of the Berkeley Pit.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
New model confirms endangered right whales are declining
Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Out & About: Brothers win 13th time in federal Duck Stamp art contest
Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minnesota, has won the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with an acrylic painting of mallards that will become the face of wetlands conservation …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field Reports: Washington proposes simpler fishing regulations
Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction
Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
California condors return to the skies after near extinction
In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Reader photos capture essence of summer outdoors
Summer in the Inland Northwest serves up a lot of eye candy for outdoor photographers. Nesting birds and newborn fawns turn a lot of heads. Moose pose like models. Our …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Local land trust celebrates 26 years, new director at banquet
The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is celebrating its 26th year of preserving the region’s water quality and the open-space values of working farms and forests with a fundraising banquet on …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border
The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state’s border with Montana.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Ivory dealer goes undercover to help bust wildlife smuggler
A Washington ivory and antiquities dealer will serve six months in prison after pleading guilty to federal smuggling charges four years ago and then going undercover to help authorities prosecute …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Matt Liere: Guarding the bunny buffet
After getting a late spring start, the garden had finally blossomed. Early crop production from the raspberries and rhubarb had been phenomenal, but my eagerness lay with the fall arrivals …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Campsite-raiding Yellowstone grizzly bear captured, killed
A grizzly bear that has been raiding backcountry campsites and chasing campers in Yellowstone National Park since last year has been captured and killed.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
12 rabid bats found in Washington this August
The Washington state Department of Health is advising residents to take precautions if they encounter a bat after the state experienced a record number of rabies cases in the species …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Skilled shooters will help thin out Grand Canyon bison herds
The National Park Service will use skilled shooters, capture and other methods to reduce the Grand Canyon’s bison population by more than half.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
7 tigers, 6 lions and a leopard found in Arkansas barn
An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman says authorities are investigating the discovery of tigers, lions and a leopard in a barn in Arkansas.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Reports detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon
Case reports from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife say the agency has uncovered an extensive poaching ring that has killed bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Little refuge for wildlife as smoke lingers over region
Wild critters can’t heed health agency warnings to take refuge indoors from the pall of wildfire smoke smothering the West. They’re stuck outside, coping with bad air quality much as …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Reader photo: More than a dash of gray
A moose with gray hair becomes subject of fascination among casual observers and biologists alike.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Two bear cubs captured after people separated them from mom
Montana wildlife officials are reminding residents to leave young wildlife alone after people trying to take photos of two young bear cubs ended up separating them from their mother.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Field reports: Boundary Dam forebay closed for camping improvements
Canoeing, kayaking and camping through Z Canyon on the Pend Oreille River downstream from Metaline Falls has been tough to pull off since July 10 when Seattle City Light closed …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Washington confirms first case of deer viral infection
Washington wildlife managers have confirmed the state’s first case of a viral infection specific to deer.