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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

A whitetail doe browses on a cold morning near the Sunset Hill in west Spokane on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2010. (Todd Klement)

Tips sought on deer poaching in Dalton Gardens

POACHING -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information on the illegal shooting of three deer within the boundaries of Dalton Gardens, a small community in Kootenai County just north of Coeur d’Alene. The incidents occurred between Thursday, February 7 and Saturday...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

How hunters wear out their welcome, Part 1

HUNTING -- Last week my outdoors column pointed out the benefits and responsibilities of getting permission to hunt on private land. A few days later, I noticed this report from the area Fish and Wildlife Police weekly activity summary. In case you don't get the...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012

A whitetail buck heavy into the mating seasons -- also called the rut -- in the third week of November. (Jaime Johnson)

Season's over for hunters, not for whitetail bucks 

WILDLIFE -- Most deer hunters retreated to the great indoors after the late whitetail buck hunting season in northeastern Washington closed on Monday. But the bucks are still in the rut. Conceptions typically are peaking right around today. Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson caught the...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

Deer killed near Painted Hills; officers seek tips

POACHING -- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers are seeking information about a Spokane-area spree killing involving at least three deer. The poaching incident occurred last week near the intersection of Madison and Thorpe Roads near the Painted Hills Golf Course. Three white-tailed...

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MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

Two whitetail bucks joust with their antlers in early November as the rut -- the deer mating seasons -- begins to take shape. (Jaime Johnson)

Whitetail rutting activity picking up

HUNTING -- While elk hunting in the Blue Mountains last week, I saw whitetails at elevation 5400 feet -- and I also saw several scrapes. But Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson saw more than that on Thursday. We spent most of yesterday chasing whitetails. We...

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Deer hunter success rates up slightly

HUNTING – Eastern Washington deer check station results indicate that hunters have been filling their tags at a higher rate than last year. And the last buck of the general season checked Sunday afternoon in the Methow area (left) sported the largest set of antlers...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

Poachers killed five white-tailed deer and left them rot north of Reardan around Oct. 4, 2012. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

5 deer dead in Lincoln County poaching spree

POACHING -- Five deer were shot, killed and left to rot north of Reardan around Oct. 4, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police said today. It’s the second five-deer spree-poaching case the agency has investigated in the Spokane Region in two weeks. The Lincoln...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

Jaime Johnson of Lincoln, MT, photographed this whitetail buck in velvet near his home on Aug. 5, 2011. (Jaime Johnson)

Wyoming whitetails die from disease

HUNTING -- Tough times for deer in a corner of Wyoming, similar to the outbreak that swept through portions of Montana two years ago: Whitetail deer die-off in NE Wyoming worst in decades The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD,...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012


TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012




Wildlife babies: Leave them be

WILDLIFE -- The great outdoors is a giant nursery this month as critters large and small are hatching, birthing and raising their young. Wildlife agencies in Washington, Idaho and Montana have been issuing reminders that in virtually all cases, its best to leave young wildlife...

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012


Members of the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council's Wildlife recovery team bringing in a roadkill white-tailed deer to salvage meat for the needy. (Rich Landers)

Bright side: lack of snow reduces roadkill

WILDLIFE -- It's not something that strikes everyone, but the relatively shallow lowland snow accumulation this winter has made an impact on the sportsman's club that volunteers to pick up road-killed big game. "It seems we are picking up more animals hung up in fences...

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