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Outdoors blog moose archive

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MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2017

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

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MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016

The antlers on this bull moose photographed on Sept. 10, 2016, are hardened and polished free of velvet in preparation for the mating season, or rut, at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. (Buck Domitrovich)

Photos: Bull moose sheds velvet for the rut

WILDLIFE -- The bodies of bull moose have been preparing all year for this season. After dropping their antlers during winter or spring, they've been sprouting new sets from their heads. A big bull's antlers involve some of the most rapidly developing tissue on any...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

Getting close to wildlife for a photo could trigger an attack or make the animal less wary of people and more likely to charge or attack the next person that comes along, wildlife experts say. (Brett French)

Smartphone cameras are curse on wildlife 

WILDLIFE -- It's no secret how skilled wildlife photographers live in harmony with the wild creatures they photograph. It's called a TELEPHOTO lens, which allows them to keep a distance that affords comfort for the animal and safety for the photographer. The advent of the...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016


FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016


A moose in the Iller Creek area of Spokane Valley shows the grayish signs of tick infestation. (George Momany)

Tick infestation can make moose look ghostly gray 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- They look old, with graying hair, but age isn't a factor. The so-called "ghost" moose wandering around the area are likely infested with ticks. "Moose can experience tick infestations that start in mid-September but the problem is not clearly visible to people...

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016

MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

Bull moose in Montana. (Jaimie Johnson)

Antler shedding underway for big game 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Deer, elk and moose males have been shedding their antlers in preparation for growing new sets starting later this winter. But they're not all on the same schedule. Come bucks and bulls will carry their racks for another month or more. Montana...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015

Cow moose and calf. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Citizens use smartphones to boost moose research

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Don't just tell your friends and family next time you see a moose in Washington. Tell somebody who really cares. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife researchers want to hear about your moose observations when you’re afield this fall and winter, especially...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015

FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015

A bull moose lounges in the kiddie pool at the Johnson family residence in the Painted Hills of Spokane Valley hear Dishman-Mica Road. (Kathy Johnson)

Word spreads that moose look cool in kiddie pool 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Kathy Johnson's 2-year-old Grandson was bullied out of his kiddie pool this week in the wildlife-rich Painted Hills neighborhood of Spokane Valley. A bull moose took refuge from temperatures in the 80s Tuesday afternoon by sneaking into the Johnsons' backyard and cooling...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015


MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

A bull and cow moose are seen in the Indian Trail neighborhood in north Spokane in October 2013 before they were tranquilized and taken away by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers. (Courtesy / The Spokesman-Review)

Biologists present clinic on living with moose 

WILDLIFE – Moose have found their way into Spokane-area neighborhoods in a big way in recent years. This is good, until it goes bad with an 800-pound critter stomping through playgrounds, breaking down fences, chasing dogs, bolting across heavily-traveled roads and defending their calves. Tips...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 2015

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