A 14-foot trailer and three dumpsters — one 30-yard and two 20-yard containers — filled with bison entrails, hides and bones were hauled from the Gardiner Basin to the Gallatin County landfill near Logan last week.
On Tuesday, a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park, according to a park release.
Spokane Public Library will host “The Return of Salmon to the Spokane River” on Thursday At 6 p.m. at Central Library in collaboration with the Upper Columbia United Tribes, including the Spokane Tribe of Indians and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians.
SLATE CREEK — The deer carcasses come in more slowly now, two to three at a time.But in week three of an effort to dramatically reduce deer numbers in this tiny pocket of Hunting Unit 14 near White Bird, Idaho Fish and Game workers have developed an efficient routine.
The following is an interview with Steve Parker, a new Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner representing an eastern Washington position. Parker is a retired fisheries biologist who spent much of his 45-year career with the Yakama Nation and lives in Yakima County. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
The following is an interview with Woodrow "Woody" Myers, Jr., a new Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner representing an at-large seat. Myers lives in Spokane County and retired from WDFW as an ungulate research biologist where he worked for 40 years. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
In the 1930s, the population of Idaho was creeping upwards of 450,000, in trend with the rest of the nation, and equally impacted by the scourge of the Depression. Roosevelt’s 1933 creation of the Civilian Conservation Core brought “dignified work” to nearly 86,000 men in the state over the next nine years. Among their many projects: building a significant portion of the nearly 10,000 miles of trail that meander through some of the lower 48’s most remote wilderness.
Born with a rare birth defect, one which prevented the formation of his sacrum, Tyler Byers has used a wheelchair his entire life. The father of three is an avid racer, last year he completed six marathons. He kayaks and skis. He's climbed and generally looks to be outside, with his children, as much as possible.