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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

Elk at C.M. Russell National Wildlife Area north of Lewistown, Mont., in September, 2011. (Rich Landers)

Elk on stage at CM Russell Wildlife Refuge

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- One of the best wildlife viewing stages anywhere in September and early October is the cottonwood bottom along the elk viewing area in the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge60 miles north of Lewistown, Mont., (my hometown). Even though the elk are in...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011

Hikers approach McArthur Lake, one of the most popular dayhikes in the Lake O'Hara area of Yoho National Park. (Rich Landers)

Hikers disturb wildlife in parks, study says

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A study done in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks in Alberta and British Columbia found that even one hiker an hour on trails in those parks sent predators and prey scurrying. However, elk and other herbivores were not as deterred by...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

Climber's skills help him avoid aggressive grizzly 

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- “A bear coming at you is way more scary than an avalanche, thunderstorms, crevasses,” said Barry Blanchard, a top Canadian alpinist noted for pushing the standards of highly technical, high-risk alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies and the Himalayas. But last week...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011

The Lands Council’s Conservation Programs Manager Kat Hall, left, and Beaver Program Coordinator Amanda Parrish remove a trapped beaver from Red Lake near Tum Tum, Wash., on Monday.  (Colin Mulvany)

Sunday event puts families in realm of beavers

WILDLIFE EDUCATION – The third annual Picnic with the Beavers – an educational event especially geared to families -- is set for Sunday (Sept. 11) starting at 1 p.m. at Liberty Lake County Park, sponsored by The Lands Council and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Info:...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2011

Wise words from people who learn from wildlife

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- In the spirit of ongoing bird migration, Colbert area birdwatcher Tina Wynecoop shares this poem she clipped from a newspaper while working near the mouth of the Skagit River in 1969. The Owl While hitchhiking to Seattle, two Indians gave me a...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2011


Karen Noyes (in red) and her cousin, Gayle Novak, feed bears on Noyes' property near Yachats before Noyes was kicked out of her home by a judge for continuing to feed the animals. Novak had traveled to Yachats just to meet the bears. (Karen Noyes)

Oregon bear-feeding lady loses final appeal

WILDLIFE -- A former Yachats, Ore., woman -- ordered from her home two years ago for feeding bears -- has lost her legal fight to spoil bears with food. According to the Oregonian, the state Supreme Court recently declined Karen Noyes' petition for a review...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011


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