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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016

Trappers to gather, sell furs Saturday in CdA

TRAPPING -- A fur auction organized by the Intermountain Fur Harvesters Association is set for Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Panhandle Region office, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. The event replaces the fur sale previously held each...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016

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, NOV. 16, 2015

Gray wolf track in snow. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho wolf trapper courses set for Friday, Saturday 

PREDATORS -- Wolf trapper certification classes are being offered by the Idaho Fish and Game Department in the Panhandle Region on Friday and Saturday. Certification is required before a person can purchase wolf trapping tags. The course includes 6.5 hours of instruction including both classroom...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014


Video: how to release pet dog from trap

WILDLIFE -- A new instructional video – Releasing your Dog from a Trap - is available on Idaho Fish and Game’s website and YouTube. The video doesn't come a day too soon, as several dogs in North Idaho already have been caught in traps intended...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013


This track was left, apparently by a wolf, near the carcass of an elk in Avery, Idaho.

Idaho reports 11 percent decrease in wolves during 2012 

PREDATORS -- Idaho's gray wolf population at the end of 2012 was at least 683, a decrease of 11 percent from 2011, according to the federally required annual state wolf monitoring report ( posted online today by the Idaho Fish and Game Department. Humans killed...

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A gray wolf.   (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Montana revisiting wolf management plan

PREDATORS -- With wolves stacking up in northeastern Washington at an alarming rate, perhaps Washington ought to take a cue from Montana, which has announced plans to review the guidelines set in the state's wolf management plan. Montana is rounding up the state's disbanded 12-member...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

A gray wolf rests in tall grass in this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Associated Press)

Montana fast-tracks bill to expand wolf hunting 

PREDATORS -- A proposal to narrow wildlife management options and expand the state's wolf hunt is being fast-tracked through the Montana Legislature for the governor's, according to the Associated Press. The Montana Senate on Thursday suspended its rules so it could take initial and final...

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