Stories tagged: wildlife
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
A wind farm in Montana might be killing more birds and bats than expected, according to preliminary findings of a study by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn’t seen grizzlies in as long as a century.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Wayne Melquist has banded Lake Coeur d’Alene’s ospreys for more than four decades. He started in 1972 and says there’s still much to learn about the majestic birds, which raise …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
The Canadian Rockies and their surrounding territories have retained this ancient majesty. Thanks in part to the naming of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s four national and three provincial parks as …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
A 60-year-old woman hiking with her dogs was seriously injured in a bear attack near the Priest Lake visitor center on Tuesday morning
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
To release an Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillar, biologist Anne Walker takes it out of a little Tupperware container and sets it gently on its preferred food, the spade-shaped leaves of …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds – bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass – are sometimes being drowned out by noise from …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
The stars are shining brighter and the glare of lights is a little less disorienting to creatures of the night in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this year.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
The popular annual Osprey Boat Cruise that follows biologists checking nests and banding young “fish hawks” is set for July 15 at 9 a.m.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
A popular trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Feral pigs were quickly targeted last year in Washington by state and federal wildlife officials who closed down a state wildlife area near Moses Lake and used traps, bait stations, …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Gray seals are booming. They’ve flocked to coastal Massachusetts, where hunters once killed the animals wholesale. Where seals go, sharks often follow. Great white sightings in Cape Cod increased from …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gray wolves appear to be checking out territory west of the Cascades in eastern Skagit County, according to photos, tracks and other signs, federal officials say.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Summer is prime time for new hunters to enroll in hunter education classes in Idaho and Washington. State wildlife officials say prospective hunters to procrastinate can find fall classes full …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
As goslings crawl over a shoreline branch to swim after their parents, a largemouth bass blasts up to the surface and claims one for dinner.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
The staff at an animal sanctuary in Oregon had tried all they could to find their blind bison named Helen a pasture pal.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
As more people head outdoors to enjoy spring weather, they’re entering nature’s nurseries where it’s best to leave the babies be. Last week, for example, a male whitetail fawn was …