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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Elk herds in Yellowstone National Park area declined 80 pecent from 1992 through 2012. (Associated Press)

Yellowstone elk herd decline continues 

WILDLIFE -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana is still in a decline that’s reduced the population by 80 percent in 20 years. Scientists from the park and the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks said the Northern...

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A female great horned owl, left, sits on her nest while her mate watches for intruders.

Fat bikes, wildlife, wolves make outdoors headlines

Here are some of the top outdoors stories published recently in The Spokesman-Review: Landers: spring has already sprung for wildlife Skiing museum planned at Snoqualmie Pass Field Reports: Montana kills more wolves... Out & About: Boosting odds for drawing river permits Pioneering cyclists float into...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

Washington wolf packs February 2013. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Washington wolf packs detailed 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Although Idaho won't be releasing its 2012 year-end gray wolf surveys report until March, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department released its federally required report last week, as we reported. The details are posted on the agency's gray wolf webpage, but Andy...

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MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013

SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013

Montana law expands wolf hunting

PREDATORS -- A wolf management bill that was fast-tacked through the Montana Legislature was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Steve Bullock. Bullock said the law will allow hunters to purchase up to three wolf licenses and lowers the price of a nonresident wolf license...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013

Anglers land bright king salmon near Sitka, Alaska. (Rich Landers)

The S-R's top outdoors stories of the week

Heres a list of top recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review: Anglers Hook It and Cook It at Alaska fishing event Nordic skiing trails sprout near Sandpoint Out & About: Spokane native lands state-record mackinaw Field reports: Coyote hunt eyed to protect wolf Wolf hunts...

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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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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

Groups skeptical of Kretz wolf relocation bill 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Wolf supporters and even some cattleman's groups say an Eastern Washington lawmaker's bill aimed at moving wolves to the west side of the state is damaging their efforts to relocate wolves to the southern Cascade Mountains, according to a story in the...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners have approved giving hunters in Idaho the opportunity at up to 220 of its wolves. (Associated Press)

Idaho may pay trappers to target wolves 

PREDATORS -- Idaho wildlife officials are considering paying private trappers to kill wolves roaming in specific hunting zones, such as the St. Joe River drainage, where wolves have had a significant impact on elk populations. “There are certain individuals who have built up some pretty...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013

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