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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016


MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016

Montana has introduced “shoulder” seasons for elk hunting, designed to take advantage of elk being driven from higher elevations due to snow accumulations.

Montana approves shoulder season elk hunts 

HUNTING -- Despite reservations about disturbing big game on winter ranges, Montana is taking a bold step from protocol in an effort to balance elk numbers with landowner tolerance. Montana wildlife board OKs shoulder season elk hunts After a popular pilot project that killed more...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2016

MONDAY, OCT. 12, 2015

Bull elk in Montana during bugling season. (Bob Legasa)

Montana to expand elk hunting with shoulder seasons  

HUNTING -- New rules have been approved to help guide elk hunts before and after Montana’s general archery and rifle seasons. The Billings Gazette reports the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the so-called “shoulder season” guidelines Thursday that would allow hunting to start as early...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015


A whitetail buck, shown as it was found after Dan Hoke of Spokane bagged it during the rut near Lake Pend Oreille toward the end of Idaho's rifle deer season. (Dan Hoke)

Idaho big-game hunting rule changes proposed 

HUNTING -- Idaho hunters have until Sunday March 8 to comment of proposed changes to state big-game hunting rules and seasons. Biologists from across the state will answer questions about the proposals during two live web chats set for Wednesday, March 4, from 11:30 a.m....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2015

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation logo.

Elk Foundation chapters set local banquets

HUNTING -- Area chapters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are organizing their annual fund-raising banquets to raise money for wildlife habitat enhancement projects throughout the region. Since 1984, the Missoula-based foundation says it joined agencies and other partners to conserve or enhance 6.6 million...

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A captive bull elk watches intruders from a field at the Rose Lake Elk Ranch last fall near Rose Lake. Gary Queen, the manager of the farm, has said captive elk are regularly tested for disease.  
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Will Idaho roll dice with wild deer, elk populations? 

HUNTING -- An obscure rule change sought by domestic elk ranchers could wreak havoc on Idaho’s hunting industry by introducing a deadly parasite into wild game populations – something some Idaho veterinarians are describing as “Ebola for wildlife.” S-R Idaho Capitol reporter Betsy Russell posted...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation logo.

Washington elk tag bags $50,000 at RMEF auction

HUNTING -- Sportsmen recently bid $50,000 to $200,000 for elk hunting packages offered by seven states to raise money for wildlife habitat conservation. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raised a total of $655,000 for fish and wildlife agencies in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada,...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

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Chronic wasting disease found in Utah bull elk 

HUNTING -- A bull elk shot in a private northern Utah hunting park has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), Utah Department of Agriculture officials confirmed to the Salt Lake Tribune Friday. Confirmation of the neurological disease's presence means the approximately 20 wild deer...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014

Around midnight on Dec. 2, 2014, a spike bull elk was unlawfully killed by someone using a spotlight and high-powered rifle at about milepost 2 on Sullivan Lake Road near Ione.  (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Tips sought in Ione-area elk poaching case

POACHING -- Washington Fish and Wildlife Police are asking the public for tips to help solve an elk poaching case in Pend Oreille County near Ione. Around midnight on Dec. 2, 2014, a spike bull elk was unlawfully killed by someone using a spotlight and...

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