Stories tagged: wildlife
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Wildlife biologists caught and tagged a massive 197-pound cougar Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Coyotes. The wild canines thrive in many of the United States’ largest cities – including
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Congressional debate about Alaska hunting rules in April brought a spotlight on a little-understood Alaska Native technique of hunting bears in dens.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
A bill pending in Congress would vastly increase money available for the management of at-risk species by minimizing long-standing wildlife funding mechanisms.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Washington State University is poised to take over inconclusive research on elk hoof disease that’s been plaguing elk west of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
A biological force of nature bigger than a bull moose lives in the boreal forests of North America. The biggest animals of the northern woods – by total species weight …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
A small buck got its antlers tangled in some gardening netting. What started out at first as an annoyance, quickly became more serious.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Outdoors reader photo gallery.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Two wolves were illegally killed in northeast Washington last month, according to Conservation Northwest officials.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern …
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.