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Outdoors blog archive for Feb. 17, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016

Sullivan Road bridge reconstruction -- workers maneuver on a temporary bridge on the downstream side of the main bridge in this Feb. 14, 2015, view with the river running at 20,000 cfs. (Tanner Grant)

Sullivan Bridge still closed to river passage

WATERSPORTS -- Although a construction project has allowed the Centennial Trail to reopen below the Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley, a closure remains on floating the Spokane River under the bridge project. Increased water flow has caused the river to rise, reducing the clearance between...

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Trappers to gather, sell furs Saturday in CdA

TRAPPING -- A fur auction organized by the Intermountain Fur Harvesters Association is set for Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Panhandle Region office, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. The event replaces the fur sale previously held each…

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Bighorn rams are featured in a PBS “Nature” program.

Bighorn sheep take beating from disease in Canada 

BIG GAME -- Despite millions of dollars in research, pneumonia continues to plague bighorn sheep herds in Washington, Idaho, Montana and elsewhere, including Canada. However, one thing is well-documented: wild sheep loose in virtually all close encounters with domestic animals. Domestic sheep believed to have…

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Cowboys examine a calf they say was severely injured by wolves, latest in a series of wolf attacks on Diamond M Ranch cattle since mid July.  (Stevens County Cattlemen's Association)

Killing problem wolves can save livestock, UW study says 

PREDATORS -- Pro-wolf groups touted a 2014 Washington State University researcher's study that indicated killing wolves involved in attacking livestock would simply exacerbate the problem long term. In recently published dueling science, University of Washington researchers have surveyed research and found the opposite may be…

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