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TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017

A grizzly bear roams Yellowstone National Park shortly after emerging from its winter den in March 2013. (Yellowstone Tour Guides)

Be aware of bears emerging from dens

WILDLIFE WATCHING – Re-think your bird feeder placement and secure the garbage. Black bears and grizzly bears have started leaving their dens as spring weather has taken hold in the region. Residents in bear country should avoid attracting bears by eliminating outside food sources. Pet...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

This dead Indiana bat, found in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y., died of white-nose syndrome. (Associated Press)

State No. 30 confirms white-nosed syndrome in bats

WILDLIFE -- White-nose syndrome has been confirmed in Nebraska, the 30th state to document the devastating fungal disease that affects hibernating bats. The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin confirmed white-nose syndrome in three bats from the Cass County mine, including...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017


Wild turkeys make themselves at home on the South Hill. (Rich Landers)

South Hill turkeys at home in the 'hood

WILDLIFE -- Heading into their breeding season, wild turkeys are going to be notably conspicuous in South Hill neighborhoods well into May. Expect traffic slowdowns as toms strut in the streets and chase off contenders for the affections of nearby hens. You could be considered...

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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

JACKSON, WYOMING -- Elk, part of a herd of more than 1,600, make their way through blowing snow at the National Elk Refuge outside Jackson Hole, Wyo., where, for 90 years, elk coming down from the high country for the winter, have gathered where they are fed through the season. Almost 8,000 elk in three herds, fed alfalfa pellets daily in the coldest months, start arriving in mid-October from the surrounding high country. Tourists can reach the herd by horse-drawn sleigh. (Michael Kodas / Associated Press)

Montana lawmakers want Wyoming to stop feeding elk 

WILDLIFE -- The Montana Senate has voted to tell Wyoming and federal wildlife officials to stop feeding elk outside Yellowstone National Park. The Associated Press reports that the resolution passed 50-0 Friday over concerns the feeding grounds increase the transmission of diseases that can be...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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