Stories tagged: wildlife
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Wild Sheep Foundation not pushing auction tags
The director of the Wild Sheep Foundation said Tuesday that the chairman of the hunting and conservation group’s board was not speaking for the organization when he lobbied Idaho Gov. …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
In brief: ATVer impaled on antler of dead elk
A hunter from Bend, Oregon, was impaled in the back by the antler of an elk as he was dragging it back to camp behind an ATV in the Maury …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 12:24 P.M.
American bison designated as U.S.’s national mammal
The American bison has been designated the national mammal of the U.S. during a ceremony at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
37 bighorn sheep die in Montana pneumonia outbreak
At least 37 bighorn sheep have died in a pneumonia outbreak at Montana’s National Bison Range.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 4 A.M.
Outdoors photographer Donald M. Jones has vision of perfect shoot
A common redpoll finch sitting in a spruce tree on a white-sky day wouldn’t attract the attention of an Audubon Christmas Bird Count participant, let alone a professional photographer.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
With three orcas missing, scientist calls for breaching Lower Snake River dams
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
As orangutan species dwindles, rehabilitation group releases five into wild in Borneo
The release of five rehabilitated orangutans last week is part of a herculean effort to prevent the endangered species from being wiped out.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 2:50 A.M.
Auction tags hot topic for Idahoans
Perhaps no issue has been as controversial among Idaho hunters as the idea of “auction tags,” which would give the highest bidder access to some of the most sought-after hunts …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
Feds accepting comments on proposal to protect wolverines
U.S. wildlife officials are seeking public comment on a proposal to protect snow-loving wolverines as a threatened species.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Central Oregon man sentenced for poisoning Idaho wolf
A central Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in a central Idaho wilderness leading to the death of a wolf and a dog has been sentenced to …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Two black bears sighted Friday on the South Hill bluff
An adult black bear and a younger bear, had been on the slopes Friday between High Drive and Hangman Creek on the South Hill bluff.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 6:08 P.M.
Grizzlies tend to stay in the shadows of attention in the Inland Northwest
Few people would know that grizzly bear numbers are gradually increasing northeast of Spokane.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Animal watchdog group files 4th complaint against WSU
Ohio-based Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed another complaint this past week against Washington State University for what the animal rights group characterizes as a systematic failure at the university that …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
Magellanic penguin mating season begins in Argentina
Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina’s Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 6:01 P.M.
Five years in the making, new survey catalogs nearly 200 species across the Idaho Panhandle
After five years of work, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist recently finished one of the most comprehensive records ever compiled about what lives in the Idaho Panhandle’s …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 1:17 P.M.
Protections rejected for American pika, other species
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for six species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
BLM drops plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Idaho confirms whitefish kill in South Fork of Snake River
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says biologists have confirmed thousands of dead whitefish on the South Fork of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 7:09 A.M.
Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 12:30 P.M.
European green crab found in San Juan Island waters
A team of volunteer monitors have found an invasive green crab in the waters of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
Corps can continue killing salmon-eating cormorants, judge says
The killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon can continue despite a federal judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should have considered …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 9 P.M.
Yellowstone River’s closure worries outdoors industry
Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana’s Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region’s lucrative outdoors industry.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Outpeople: Moose researcher loves thrill of the chase
James Goerz has his eye on moose in northeastern Washington. The University of Montana graduate student is among a small staff in the field every week monitoring moose that were …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Elephant population in Africa plunges due to poaching, census finds
JOHANNESBURG – Africa’s elephant population is decreasing dramatically due to poaching, plunging by more than 140,000 between 2007 and 2014, according to a study published Wednesday. The Great Elephant Census …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Giant panda birth gives Madrid Zoo 1st female
There’s a new giant panda in Madrid, and it’s the first female of the endangered species born at the Spanish capital’s zoo.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
WSU disavows professor’s statements on Profanity Peak wolf pack, death threats
The killing of a pack of wolves in northeastern Washington to protect cattle is producing death threats for people on both sides of the emotional issue, The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/2ceSsb9) …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
As more visit national parks, tourist misconduct on rise
Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
NPS 100: Tourists are wacky about wildlife, ranger says
Wildlife and wild experiences are headliner attractions at many national parks, offering millions of visitors their first close encounters with the outdoors and critters as diverse as marmots and manatees. …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 3 P.M.
NPS 100: National Park Service evolves for 100 years
What did we want when we set up the National Park Service 100 years ago? A museum? A playground? A business incentive? A zoo?
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 8:27 P.M.
San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant
The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age.