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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017

Coyote and badger at Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado. (Kimberly Fraser / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Photos: Coyote, badger hunt together  

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A coyote and badger hunting together on the prairie surrounding the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado, confirmed in photos, seems like a very unusual association. But U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services biologists say coyotes and badgers are known to...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016

A mountain lion calmly walks past a pickup occupied by an Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Mountain lion gives Idaho officer rare video op

WILDLIFE -- An Idaho Fish and Game Department conservation officer says good timing and bad mobile phone coverage contributed to a rare, casual opportunity to capture video of an unalarmed mountain lion. Officer Rob Howe was on the phone recently getting directions from fellow officer...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016

Todd Klement of Spokane shot a cougar that stalked him while he was muzzleloader hunting for elk. (Courtesy)

Elk hunter bags trophy of his dreams 

HUNTING -- He didn't fill his elk tag this season, but muzzleloader-hunter Todd Klement says he bagged the trophy of a lifetime, and in a sense, the trophy of his dreams. "This female about 80-pounds stalked me not because I was human but because I...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016

This image provided by the National Park Service shows a gray wolf in the wild. (National Park Service)

Wolf-livestock conflicts up sharply in Wyoming 

PREDATORS -- While Washington is dealing forcefully with a cattle-attacking wolf pack this month, the situation also is contentious elsewhere. Federal officials say the number of conflicts between wolves and livestock in Wyoming is up sharply, exceeding the number of wolves that were killed last...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016

THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016

SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2016

SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

A mountain lion, also known as a cougar. (Associated Press)

Wyoming targets cougars to boost mule deer

PREDATORS -- A predator management project is hitting a few snags, according to National Geographic: Research-driven mountain lion management taking hold in Wyoming Since 2007, Wyoming has been aggressively trying to reduce its mountain lions in many areas to support mule deer populations and reduce...

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MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016

Cowboys examine a calf they say was severely injured by wolves, latest in a series of wolf attacks on Diamond M Ranch cattle since mid July.  (Stevens County Cattlemen's Association)

Killing problem wolves can save livestock, UW study says 

PREDATORS -- Pro-wolf groups touted a 2014 Washington State University researcher's study that indicated killing wolves involved in attacking livestock would simply exacerbate the problem long term. In recently published dueling science, University of Washington researchers have surveyed research and found the opposite may be...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016


MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016

In this image made from video taken on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, a wolf walks through the snow at a wolf enclosure in Ranua Wildlife Park in Ranua, Finland. Finnish authorities say a second, government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt is set to begin in 2016 in an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching.  (Associated Press)

Finland to cull Lapland wolves to curb SSS 29 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Finland officials say the best way to stop poachers from the shoot-shovel-shutup method of managing protected wolves is to give hunters permits to cull the predators legally. The action is getting mixed reviews in Europe. According to reports, Finland is authorizing the...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

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