Stories tagged: wildlife
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
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Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Three top gubernatorial candidates with widely different backgrounds share similar views on managing Idaho’s wildlife conservation and access to public lands.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
White is an anxiety-reducing camouflage color for wildlife to wear during winter, that is unless there’s no snow.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
OUTBACK – Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho’s two largest lakes and bald eagles have begun congregating for the annual feast. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the purchase of approximately 1,300 acres of land to protect wildlife habitat and support outdoor recreation east of the Cascade crest at a …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …