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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016

Columbian white-tailed deer that roam in Oregon’s Douglas County were removed from the federal Threaten and Endangered Species List in 2003 after a 20-year recovery effort. A distinct population of Columbian whitetails in southwestern Washington now appears to be recovered after reaching a goal of about 400 animals.  (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Columbian white-tailed deer recovery celebrated

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Hailed as a conservation success story by wildlife officials, the Columbian white-tailed deer has been downlisted to threatened after being federally classified as endangered for nearly 40 years. The new status for the coastal subspecies of whitetails is being announced today at...

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A whitetail doe exhibits large tumor-like growths known as fibromas on her skin. The skin disease is not uncommon among deer in the Inland Northwest. It is not known to affect their meat for human consumption, Idaho Fish and Game biologists say. (Rich Landers)

Eek! Why does that deer have warts?

WILDLIFE -- Skin "warts" on deer are alarming to see, but they don't affect the table quality of the meat, experts say. "Idaho Fish and Game receives calls each year about deer with abnormal skin growths," said Kara Campbell, department regional wildlife biologist. Most of...

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016

A blacktail deer fawn crosses a country road near Oakland, Ore., on Thursday, July 8, 2010. The blacktail deer is common in northern California, western Oregon, Washington, in coastal and interior British Columbia, and north into the Alaskan panhandle.  (Credit Image: � Robin Loznak) (Robin Loznak / Robin Loznak)

Deer disease abates in Oregon

WILDLIFE – A deadly disease that has killed huge swaths of Southern Oregon’s urban black-tailed deer population in past years appears to have receded, but biologists say it likely won’t ever go away, according to a story by Mark Freeman of the Mail Tribune. Just...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016

Mule deer

Another deer disease on researchers' radar

WILDLIFE -- Research is helping identify and monitor diseases, such as bluetongue, hoof rot and chronic wasting disease, which have the potential to do great harm to the country's big-game populations. But so far, there's been little progress in finding solutions. Mule deer study in...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015

A whitetail buck zeroes in on a doe in November. (Jaime Johnson)

Some whitetail bucks still in the rut

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Most of the deer hunting seasons are over, but the whitetail breeding season is still underway. This buck photographed by Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson seems to have his priorities in order. Good luck out there.

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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