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  • SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013

    Elk hoof rot confounds state officials

    As the Department of Fish and Wildlife receives more reports of elk with painful limping near Mount St. Helens, the agency is asking for help from researchers as far away …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013, 8:36 A.M.

    Moose killed after being injured in accident

    A moose was killed by law enforcement officers after being severely injured in a collision with a car early Tuesday morning near the Spokane Valley Mall.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

    Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

    In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side. Native wildlife habitat protection would …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013, 8:08 P.M.

    Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

    In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side.


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013

    Field Reports: Oregon wolf dies from parvovirus

    CRITTERS – The first case of parvovirus in Oregon wolves has been documented by the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The wolf known as OR19, found dead by Oregon …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

    Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

    Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up. De-skunking recipe: Last week’s column on the simple, time-proven recipe for removing the …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013, 8:20 P.M.

    Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

    Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up.


  • SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

    North Idaho-trained photographer focused on saving endangered species

    In 1993, an immigrant fresh from Thailand enrolled at North Idaho College and studied two courses that changed his life. “First I had to learn English as a second language,” …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

    Field reports: Requirements enacted for fishing guides

    FISHING – Washington sport-fishing guides will have to meet basic requirements for first aid training, boat and business licensing and insurance under a law that takes effect July 28. Gov. …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

    Skunked dog? Landers has recipe for remedy

    Any hunting dog with gift for finding birds also has a nose for trouble. It’s in the contract you accept when a pup joins your world. That’s why I’m always …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013

    Bringing back Washington’s prairie grouse

    Prairie grouse, formerly abundant in the sage-steppe regions of Eastern Washington, are slowly improving from the brink of extirpation with the help of other states. During the grouse breeding period …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

    Landers: WFWD needs public’s help

    “Wolves are the most challenging wildlife issue on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s plate this year, bar none,” says Nate Pamplin, assistant director. “And we don’t want to be …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013, 9:19 P.M.

    Landers: WFWD needs public’s help

    “Wolves are the most challenging wildlife issue on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s plate this year, bar none,” says Nate Pamplin, assistant director. “And we don’t want to be …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013

    Spring prime time for bicycling Yellowstone Park

    The sounds were few but defining: the steady crunching of fine black pumice crushed beneath bike tires, the patter of rain pelting helmet and jacket, labored breaths exhaled in plumes, …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013

    Landers: Cats take staggering toll on birds

    It’s unfortunate that birds don’t scream when they die; the din might catch our attention. The killing fields are all around us, from the glass windows in the city to …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013

    Clark: Gutsy gang of gobblers gets his goat

    Of course I knew Spokane had a gang problem. But you never take things like that seriously until the birdbrains show up at your doorstep.


  • SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013

    Disease dooms Tieton bighorns near Yakima

    YAKIMA – Five or six years ago, the Tieton bighorn herd included nearly 200 sheep. Now it has fewer than 10 – the same ones drivers occasionally see licking U.S. …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013

    Field Reports: Road-kill pick-up crew salvages tons of meat

    WILDLIFE – Farmers feed the world, but 24 volunteers from a Spokane sportsman’s club are putting meat on the plates of homeless people by harvesting dead or dying big-game animals …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013

    Out & About: Region’s anglers cash in on casts

    OUTPROFIT – Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: • Mack Days, March 15-May 19 at Flathead Lake, with up …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013

    Out & About: Spokane Bicycle Club is the wheel deal

    OUTPEDAL – Last Sunday’s Outdoors feature on regional bicycling events had a list of cycling groups. Unfortunately, the venerable Spokane Bicycle Club ( spokanebicycleclub.org) was omitted at the top of …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

    Landers: Wolf repatriation continues to confound

    Washington’s moose, elk and deer herds do not yet appear to be suffering heavy losses from the revival of gray wolves, so far, to the best of the Fish and …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

    Idaho wolf population decreased by 11 percent in 2012

    Idaho’s gray wolf population fell by 11 percent in 2012, less than wildlife managers hoped for considering the state’s extended hunting and trapping seasons plus agency animal control efforts. At …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013, 8:51 A.M.

    Biologists search for answers to decline of moose

    They seem invincible, the largest species in the deer family, 6-feet tall at the shoulders with mature bulls averaging 1,000 pounds. Yet the moose subspecies found in the lower 48 …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013, 8:50 A.M.

    Moose declining in Idaho, spreading in Washington

    Moose in Washington appear to be bucking the decline that’s plaguing the animals across most of the lower 48 states, a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist says. Rich Harris, …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

    Out & About: Poacher offers $6K to ease conscience

    OUTREPENT – Saying he’s been burdened with guilt, a Montana man has mailed Washington wildlife officials $6,000 to compensate for deer he said he killed illegally – more than 40 …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013

    Big Horn Show reels in wide range of outdoor interests

    The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is like taking a giant step toward opening day. Plan a fishing trip and check out the new fishing gear. Enroll in hunter education …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

    Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

    A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013, 8:38 P.M.

    Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

    A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    Deel may keep sage grouse off endangered species list

    As native sage grouse enter their mating season on the sage lands of the West, a deal is being forged to perpetuate the spectacle. Hoping to keep sage grouse from …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013, 2:56 P.M.

    Oregon’s first year as ‘wolf-safe’ state

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. — As long as wolves have been making their comeback, biologists and ranchers have had a decidedly Old West option for dealing with those that develop a …


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