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Canada lynx. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Idaho must alter lynx trapping, court says 14 

WILDLIFE -- In a lawsuit filed by animal protection groups, a federal judge has ruled that Idaho’s regulations for trapping furbearers in North Idaho violate the Endangered Species Act by allowing the inadvertent capture of federally protected Canada lynx. Here are details from the Associated...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2015

In this June 28, 2013 file photo, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell poses for photographers during the Western Governor's Association meeting, in Park City, Utah. A deadline Utah set for the federal government to hand over 31 million acres of public land quietly passed this week with no such transfer, something predicted by both critics and supporters of the state's push for control. (Associated Press)

Utah's federal land take-over plan stalls 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Do you get the feeling this federal land-grab frenzy is all about local politicians courting voters -- while taxpayers pick up the tab? Utah's deadline for federal handover of lands comes and goes Last Wednesday was the deadline Utah set for the...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2014

TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

Idaho sockeye salmon success could be blueprint 

FISHING -- The fishing scene is roughly beginning to resemble the good-ol' days on the Snake-Salmon river systems of Idaho. You've read about the spring and fall chinook plus the coho comeback this year. Here's the latest good news on sockeye recovery. By KEITH RIDLER/Associated...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

Following a mild winter, deer hunters throughout Idaho can expect to see more small bucks this season. (Associated Press)

Idaho discounts nonresident big-game tags

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has reduced the price of unsold nonresident deer and elk tags to be sold as second tags. The following discounts will be available to resident and non-resident hunters purchasing second tags in 2014. Second elk tags will...

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MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014


Wildlife officials say it could take years for whitetail populations to recover in the Northern Plains. (Associated Press)

Idaho hunting proposals posted online

HUNTING -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2014 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment. The proposals are listed by region. Panhandle hunters will see proposals to increase opportunity for hunting antlerless whitetails as...

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TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

FILE - In this August 2012 file photo provided by Wolves of the Rockies, the Lamar Canyon wolf pack moves on a hillside in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. As the progeny of wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone and central Idaho in 1995 and 1996 spread across the West, an accidental experiment has developed. A temporary court order has made Oregon a wolf-safe zone, where wildlife agents are barred from killing wolves that attack livestock. Over the past year, the numbers of wolves has risen to 46 in Oregon, but livestock attacks have remained static. In neighboring Idaho, the number livestock attacks rose dramatically as the numbers of wolves killed by hunters and wildlife agents also increased. (Wolves Of The Rockies)

Feds delay decision on wolf de-listing 

PREDATORS -- Federal wildlife officials are postponing a much-anticipated decision on whether to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states. In a court filing Monday in Billings, Mont., government attorneys say "a recent unexpected delay" is indefinitely holding up action on the...

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Spring chinook salmon caught in the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

Idaho chinook salmon fishing opens May 4

FISHING -- Idaho will open a spring Chinook salmon fishing season on Saturday, May 4, on parts of the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers, according to rules adopted today by the state Fish and Game Commission. Fish counts from Bonneville Dam suggest that the 2013...

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A reader submitted this photo snapped April 17 off I-90 between Wallace and Mullan.  Wildlife experts guess it's likely a wolf hybrid, but they can't be sure. (Jennifer Carter)

Seen near Wallace: Is it wolf or dog? 18 

WILDLIFE -- A reader submitted this photo snapped Wednesday off I-90 between Wallace and Mullan. She said the eyes appeared blue like those of a husky, but the animal ran away as though it were wild. What's your guess? Wolf, wolf hybrid or husky? Click...

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Idaho extends wolf hunting through June 

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today (March 28) voted to extend the current wolf hunting season in the Middle Fork and part of the Dworshak-Elk City wolf management zones. The commission extended the wolf hunting season through June 30 in the Middle...

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