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Outdoors blog cougar archive


TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016

A mountain lion calmly walks past a pickup occupied by an Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Mountain lion gives Idaho officer rare video op

WILDLIFE -- An Idaho Fish and Game Department conservation officer says good timing and bad mobile phone coverage contributed to a rare, casual opportunity to capture video of an unalarmed mountain lion. Officer Rob Howe was on the phone recently getting directions from fellow officer...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016

Todd Klement of Spokane shot a cougar that stalked him while he was muzzleloader hunting for elk. (Courtesy)

Elk hunter bags trophy of his dreams 

HUNTING -- He didn't fill his elk tag this season, but muzzleloader-hunter Todd Klement says he bagged the trophy of a lifetime, and in a sense, the trophy of his dreams. "This female about 80-pounds stalked me not because I was human but because I...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016


TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016

MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015

FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015

FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014

Five cougars were gathered on the driveway to a Newman-Lake Area home in April 2014. (Ken Vanden Heuvel)

Cougar incidents keep local wildlife officers busy 

WILDLIFE – Cougars have been conspicuously on the prowl recently in the Spokane area, resulting in dead llamas and a dead cougar. On July 4, Mike Sprecher, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police officer, investigated the scene where two llamas apparently were killed by...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014

cougar, mountain lion. (Associated Press)

Girl, 11, kills cougar that trailed her brother 

UPDATED: 3:15 p.m., Feb. 26 with info about increase in cougar permits. WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home at Twisp, in north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said. You've got...

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MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

A deer crawls out of a river onto an icy shelf after fleeing a mountain lion. (Jaime Johnson)

Deer takes icy plunge to flee mountain lion

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson and his wife, Lisa, were in the right place at the right time to see a killer wildlife drama play out on below-zero temperatures on Monday. I'll let Jaime explain: We had a really amazing thing happen...

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MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

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