Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 27° Clear

Outdoors blog deer archive

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

Deborah Chan took this picture of white-tailed deer, a doe and fawn, at dusk last month on the Shelley Lake trail.Deborah Chan (Deborah Chan / The Spokesman-Review)

Leave young wildlife alone, officials say

YOUNG WILDLIFE -- Does have been dropping fawns throughout the region. Unfortunately, people are picking some of them up. The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council reports that several people already have called the office asking what they should do with the fawns they found alone in...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

Dogs killing deer is not a new problem in the Inland Northwest. Packs of two or more dogs roaming freely can take advantage of deer in deep snow or crusty snow that makes running difficult for hooved animals. Even house pets can revert to deadly predatory instincts when allowed to roam around deer that struggle to survive during winter. This deer was dragged down in a harrowing few minutes as at least three dogs bit chunks of flesh from its body before it finally succumbed. The 2004 incident prompted a story in The Spokesman-Review following a tip from a resident. (Rich Landers)

Deer dogged in Stevens County  

WILDLIFE -- Stevens county elected officials are constantly belittling state and federal wildlife managers for their lack of effort in controlling the wildlife devastation caused by wolves and coyotes, however valid that might be. But when it comes to taking care of the canines under...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

A whitetail deer near Liberty Lake has a plastic Halloween pumpkin stuck on its face. (Dianna Sellers)

Deer with bucket on face has disappeared

WILDLIFE -- Washington Fish and Wildlife officers responded to a Newman Lake residence today after reading my blog item about a deer with a Halloween bucket stuck on its face. The whitetail and her two fawns had come into the family's barnyard three nights in...

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Fish and Wildlife cops have another busy week

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT – Snowmobilers and ATVers who are not good at reading signs continue to exercise the ticket-writing hands of Washington Fish and Wildlife police officers. Three wildlife officers joined with a Colville National Forest officer last week to follow up on a tip that...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

SATURDAY, FEB. 5, 2011

THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011

Dogs killing deer is not a new problem in the Inland Northwest. Packs of two or more dogs roaming freely can take advantage of deer in deep snow or crusty snow that makes running difficult for hooved animals. Even house pets can revert to deadly predatory instincts when allowed to roam around deer that struggle to survive during winter. This deer was dragged down in a harrowing few minutes as at least three dogs bit chunks of flesh from its body before it finally succumbed. The 2004 incident prompted a story in The Spokesman-Review following a tip from a resident. (Rich Landers)

Wintering deer harassed by dogs 

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT -- Washington Fish and Wildlife Deparment agents in the Spokane Region spent an unusually large amount of time last week responding to complaints about free-roaming dogs harassing deer. At least five incidents showed up on the department's weekly report on enforcement officer activity....

Continue reading this post »

SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2011

On Jan. 8, 2011, the matched pair of whitetail buck antlers above were photographed just as Rich Landers found them in the Snake River breaks.  This buck appears to have snapped his head down and shed both antlers at once.  Ah, relief.

 (Rich Landers)

New-year deer feel light-headed

WILDLIFE -- It's the shedding season for the area's deer, elk and moose. Even the biggest bucks and bulls are getting rid of their head-gear and looking a lot like the girls. In early December, Hal Meenach, a landowner south of Spokane, reported seeing the...

Continue reading this post »

SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011

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

Cold days prime for wildlife viewing

WILDLFIE WATCHING -- Todd Klement, who lives in Spokane west of Highway 195, bought himself a pair of snowshoes for Christmas, and this morning was prime time to try them out in 9 inches of fresh powder and 0 degree temperatures. He didn't have to...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

A whitetail buck fell dead in the background after battling a concrete lawn ornament in Wisconsin. (La Crosse Tribune)

Buck loses head-butt battle with lawn ornament

WILDLIFE -- Wisconsin whitetails apparently are willing to challenge any bull elk that come wandering into their turf during the rut.In an early November battle, a whitetail buck fought to the death with a 640-pound concrete elk lawn ornament. Both critters suffered serious damage.The La...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 2010

Poachers rival hunters in total kill

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife believes poachers kill as many mule deer as legal hunters. That’s one reason the mule deer population in the state has dropped to 216,000 animals from historic peaks of more than 300,000. State biologists discovered...

Continue reading this post »

Outdoors blog

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




Go to the full Outdoors page