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Roaming a snowy field: A coyote watches passing motorists on Thursday in a field near Airway Heights. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Out-of-staters rally against coyote hunting derby 

PREDATORS -- An out-of-state group has triggered more than 500 emails to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife protesting the annual Save our Fawns coyote hunting derby underway in northeastern Washington. See the story by Northwest Sportsman editor Andy Walgamott. Organizers say the derby...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

A whitetail buck sheds one side of its antlers in December. One more to go. (Jaimie Johnson)

Whitetail buck advertises half-off sale

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The whitetail deer antler shed season has begun, according to Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson. Deer, moose and elk will be dropping their antlers one at a time through February to make room on their heads for next season's crop of what...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 25, 2013

Photographer puts spotlight on dark deer

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A rare dark-colored mule deer was documented recently in photo on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area as the doe fed with three normal-colored deer, including a buck in the rut. Wildlife biologists say the deer appears to have an unusually high occurrence of...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 5, 2013

MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013

WSU wildlife student Sarah Tompkins takes pointers from hunter education instructor Jim Kujala on measuring antler growth on a yearling whitetail at the Chattaroy hunter check station on Oct. 20, 2013, while WSU student Taylor Harrigan records the data.   (Rich Landers)

Deer success mixed bag, check stations report

HUNTING -- Although there's still plenty of deer hunting opportunity remaining in 2013, the general modern rifle seasons in Eastern Washington ended in many units on Sunday with mixed results. Bottom line: Mule deer success rates are up in the Okanogan region while hunters still...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013

WDFW biologists remove an arrow from the neck of a mule deer in Republic, Wash., on Oct. 16, 2013.  The doe was shot a tranquilizer dart and blindfolded so she would stay calm. After being treated, she was  released to be with her two fawns.
 (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Arrow removed from deer's neck in Republic 

HUNTING -- Washington wildlife officials are looking for ways to reduce the number of mule deer that congregate in the city limits of Republic, Wash. But in this one case, local officials felt the poor doe deserved a second chance. Fish and Wildlife biologists Wednesday...

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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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