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MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015

A fisher is released in the South Cascades by wildlife biologists on Dec. 3, 2015, in an effort to reintroduce the species, a member of the weasel family. (Jason Wettstein / via Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Fisher reintroductions extended to south Cascades 

WILDLIFE -- Buoyed by a successful 2008 introduction in the Olympic Peninsula, wildlife biologists on Thursday released seven fishers into Washington’s south Cascades mountains, where the reclusive, cat-sized mammal hasn’t been seen for more than 70 years, state wildlife officials report. The fisher is one...

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MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011

A fisher is lured to a bait in the Selkirk Mountains by Idaho Fish and Game Department researchers for this photo, made by a motion-activated remote camera.  (Idaho Fish and Game)

Fisher gives rare photo op

WILDLIFE -- Idaho Fish and Game Department researchers used bait and a motion-activated remote camera to photograph the fisher shown above. Seeing these critters in the Inland Northwest is very rare without taking such lengthy measures. These large, quick members of the weasel family are...

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