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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2014

A young bull moose in Minnesota is a survivor in a mysterious decline that’s closed or curtailed hunting from Idaho through the Midwest. (Associated Press)

Study: Wolf impact significant on Minnesota moose 28 

BIG GAME -- Wolves likely have played a bigger role in the serious decline of northeast Minnesota’s moose population than originally believed, and there’s no evidence yet that climate change has been a major factor, according to a new analysis by renowned Minnesota wolf researcher...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 10, 2014


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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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Firewood gathered in the spring should be properly cured by winter.
 (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

National forests require firewood permits

PUBLIC LANDS -- Cutting firewood for personal or commercial use from national forests requires a permit. Peronal use permits go on sale Monday (April 1). Exception: Colville National Forest permit sales have been delayed until April 8 because of printing delays. Info: (509) 684-7000. Idaho...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

A whitetail doe browses on a cold morning near the Sunset Hill in west Spokane on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2010. (Todd Klement)

Tips sought on deer poaching in Dalton Gardens

POACHING -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information on the illegal shooting of three deer within the boundaries of Dalton Gardens, a small community in Kootenai County just north of Coeur d’Alene. The incidents occurred between Thursday, February 7 and Saturday...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Truck wipes out 30 percent of bighorn herd's lambs 

WILDLIFE -- A Missoula-area bighorn herd that's been ravaged by disease suffered another blow recently as a single truck wiped out a third of this season's bighorn lamb reproduction in the lower Rock Creek drainage. The unidentified Idaho driver collided with seven lambs while driving...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011


High water closes Lake CdA boat access sites

LAKE ACCESS – The Blackwell Island public boat launch and others on Lake Coeur d’Alene will remain closed until the high water subsides, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today. “The launch facility is currently under 2 feet of water, with the lake level...

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