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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

A bighorn sheep ram curls its lips to collect more sensory information as it seeks receptive ewes during the late November-December breeding season in Montana. (Jaime Johnson)

Winter doesn't chill bighorn ram's desire

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The party's over for elk. Bull moose have given up on the girls. Deer are losing their urges and getting serious about consuming enough calories to endure the winter. Meanwhile, bighorn sheep are getting it on. December is the peak of the...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 photo provided by the South Florida Water Management District, workers are shown holding a nearly 16-foot long Burmese Python that was captured and killed in Everglades National Park, Fla. The Python had recently consumed a 76-lb. adult female deer. The reptile was one of the largest ever found in South Florida.  (Associated Press)

Everglades python not a dainty eater

SNAKES -- Assuming you've eaten your breakfast, check out the AP photo from Everglades National Park showing the capacity of a Burmese python for consuming an ENTIRE deer -- whole. Indeed, they kill alligators, great blue herons and full-grown deer, but Florida wildlife officials say...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011

A fork-horn mule deer buck -- to small to be legal game for hunters in most of Eastern Washington. (Adam Lynn)

Luckless deer hunter counts his blessings

HUNTING -- Former Spokanite Adam Lynn returns from the West Side every fall to hunt with friends on the opening weekend of Washington's modern rifle deer hunting season. He routinely shows up everyone in his group with his uncanny instinct for where the game will...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011

A whitetail sheds velvet from his antlers in August. (Jaime Johnson)

Bucks looking ragged as they shed velvet

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Whitetail bucks are making that transition from growing velevet-covered antlers to hardened racks that will play into their stature for breeding. Outdoor photographers Jaime and Lisa Johnson of Lincoln, Mont., keep track of such things. Check out their gallery.

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SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2011

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

Deer has that velvety feeling

" She's well aquainted with the touch of a velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane." - John Lennon WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY -- This photo was made last night by Lincoln, Mont., photographer Jaime Johnson, who makes more great outdoor photos in a week...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011

Whitetail buck photographed in late July 2011 near Lincoln, Mont. (Jaime Johnson /

Whitetails buck shows high potential

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY -- This whitetail buck should inspire some anticipation for September. The photo was made last week by Lincoln, Mont., photographer Jaime Johnson, who makes more great outdoor photos in a week than most wannabe outdoor photogs make in a year. "This is one...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

A fawn, soaked with rain and dew, hides motionless where its mother told it to stay. (Rich Landers)

Spring: the season to recall fawn-dly

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Peek-a-boo in the dew. Spring is full of discoveries for people who roam wide-eyed outdoors. Watch your step! And no, I didn't pick the youngster up even though its mother was nowhere in site. This is nature's way. For details, here' my...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

A motion activated camera put out by Daniel Hawthorne photographed this whitetail buck developing antlers north of Spokane in the third week of June. (Courtesy photo)

Bucks already shaping up their antlers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- While nature seems to be wrapped up with producing this year's new crop of fawns, bucks are in the background quietly getting ready for the next mating season. Daniel Haththorne's trail cam recorded this nice whitetail buck and its blooming rack of...

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