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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011

Ricky Poon with his German shorthair pointer, left, and Doug Koeing with his English setter start their brace in the Fun Hunt at Espanola on June 18, 2011. (Rich Landers)

Bird doggers compare breeds in Fun Hunt

GUN DOGS -- A black Lab won the battle of the breeds today at the Spokane Bird Dog Association's 2011 Fun Hunt. Among the breeds were German shorthair pointers, springer spaniels, yellow Labs, English setters and German wirehairs. They went head to head in braces...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

How to crate-train your hunting dog

DOGS -- The portable dog crates hunters use to transport their canine companions to the field also are excellent tools for house-breaking pups and new dogs and quickly bringing them into the family -- so you can get a full night's sleep! The following training...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Dogs dogging runners near Dishman Hills

PROWLING DOGS -- Two free-running dogs have been harassing hikers and runners near the Dishman Hills Natural Area. Animal Control has had multiple reports. One of the dogs is a pit bull or pit bull mix; the other is undetermined. Both dogs have collars and...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Loose dogs killing livestock in Stevens County

PREDATORS -- Stevens County officials have ranted about wolves and endorsed a coyote hunting contest, but free-running dogs are making the headlines for destruction to livestock and pets. According to the Association Press, after the latest attack by a pack of wild dogs killed a...

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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

Dogs will be allowed in some Oregon State Parks yurts and cabins starting in the 2012 season. (Julia Moore / Mail Tribune)

Oregon state park yurts going to the dogs

CAMPING -- For the first time, Oregon is making popular yurts and cabins at state parks campgrounds available to visitors with dogs. The new feature begins next year, but the the state began taking reservations for pet-friendly yurts and cabins starting today. Read more from...

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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...

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MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

Veterinarian offers free dog first-aid class

OUTDOOR CANINES – Hikers, hunters or anyone who takes a dog along for the adventure can benefit from a free program on preparing and caring for dogs in the outdoors Thursday, 7 p.m., at Spokane’s REI store. Veterinarian Greg Benoit of SouthCare Animal Hospital will...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

Shelley Richards and Luna enjoy skijoring at Mount Spokane nordic trails, were dogs are allowed on a certain trail Sunday and Wednesday afternoons after 2 p.m. (Diana Roberts)

Skiers, dogs to give skijoring a try

SKIING -- If your dog has any pull around the house, its probably game for trying the skijoring demo at Mount Spokane on Sunday. Meet at 2:15 p.m. on the nordic ski trails where Linder Road passes ski trail Junction 1 (skiers an tell you...

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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...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 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....

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

The noses of these hounds or many other breeds of dog could help big-game hunters find wounded game if it weren't illegal in Washington.  (Associated Press)

Why not let dogs track wounded game?

HUNTING – While we don’t have good statistics on the number of big-game animals wounded and lost by hunters, no one would doubt that it’s significant. The number might even be staggering.So why do Washington and a few other states prohibit hunters from using trained...

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