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Dr. Jocelyn Woodd removes holds a 3-week-old cougar kitten at the Mt. Spokane Veterinary Hospital. (Colin Mulvany)

Mountain lion kitten's captivity serves a purpose

WILDLIFE -- A three-week-old mountain lion kitten orphaned in northeastern Washington is headed for a zoo, and that's not all bad, state Fish and Wildlife Department officials say. “Education is important at American Zoological Association-accredited zoos, which have on-site staff to teach visitors about the...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013

A mountain lion, also known as a cougar. (Associated Press)

Some cougar hunting areas to close

HUNTING -- Cougar hunts in several areas of the state will close at dusk on Dec. 31 as harvest guidelines for the animals have been reached in those areas, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. Eight of the 49 cougar hunt areas...

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 A mountain lion often slept by the Angus bull carcass above Missoula’s South Hills. When the cougar wasn't there, a gray wolf also fed on the carcass in February 2011. (Courtesy photo)

Mountain lions keep wildlife police busy 

PREDATORS -- Along with citizen complaints about moose, coyotes and other creatures, Washington Fish and Wildlife police were busy responding to a number of cougar-related issues last week. Here are just a few examples from the weekly Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Spokane Region...

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MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013

Hunters are particularly vulnerable to cougar attacks because they often use calls or scents that mimic game.Associated Press
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Some cougar hunting seasons closing

HUNTING -- Cougar hunts in several areas of the state will close at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 15 after harvest guidelines for the animals were reached in those areas, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. Game Management Units that will close include 105,...

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A hiker scrambles up the granite talus above Harrison Lake in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains with Harrison Peak in the background. This popular backcountry destination in the upper Pack River drainage was recommended for wilderness designation by the Forest Service in the 1980s, but the draft management plan released by the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in 2011 does not include this area in wilderness recommendations.
 (Idaho Conservation League)

Dead moose near Harrison Lake prompts warning

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A fresh moose carcass was discovered TODAY along the Selkirk Crest’s popular Harrison Lake Trail prompting local Forest Service officials to issue a wildlife hazard warning. No conflicts between humans and wildlife have been reported, but officials recommend that hikers choose another...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

Wildlife biologist Tim Thier, center, answers questions about wolves during a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks public workshop focused on proposed changes to the wolf hunting season. - Lido Vizzutti/Flathead Beacon (Lido Vizzutti / Flathead Beacon)

Montanans debate wolf controls, trapping

PREDATORS -- Despite a long sport hunting seasons and lethal measures to control wolves bothering livestock, Montana's wolf population continued to grow in the past two years while big-game herds in many areas are taking a beating. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are holding meetings...

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