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Hunters should invest time before taking a stand

HUNTING -- As hunters gear up for big game seasons, the word commitment comes to mind. We all know that sitting quietly in a good spot is the best way to bag a big-game animal in terms making the perfect shot and controlling the element...

Forest grouse season opens today in Idaho, Sept. 1 in Washington

HUNTING -- Idaho's hunting season for forest grouse -- dusky, ruffed and spruce grouse -- opens today, but Washington hunters must wait a bit longer. Archery deer and elk seasons, bear, wolf and mountain lion seasons and some moose and other big-game seasons also open...

Washington special big-game hunt drawing results available

HUNTING -- The moment many big-game hunters have been waiting for has arrived: Results of Washington's 2016 special hunt permit drawing have become available online, Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say. The results of the random, computerized drawing were verified June 9 and...

2015 hunter reports due in Washington, Idaho

HUNTING -- To avoid penalties next time they try to buy a Washington or Idaho hunting license, sportsmen must report their 2015 hunting activity for big-game and turkey. The information is compiled to help wildlife manager see trends in game populations and hunter activity. The...

Washington 2015 special hunt drawing results available online

HUNTING -- Time for celebration and despair! Hunters who submitted applications for 2015 special-hunt permits can check the results of this year’s drawing on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website. The results of the random, computerized drawing were verified June 11 and are...

Deadlines loom for special hunt permit applications

HUNTING -- The clock is ticking for hunters hoping to fulfill their dreams in special fall hunts: Permit application deadlines are coming up. In Idaho, April 30 was the deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts. In Montana, March 31...

It’s the season for special hunt permit applications

HUNTING -- Hunters hoping to fulfill their dreams in the fall hunts had better be thinking ahead. Special permit application deadlines are coming up. Special license drawing deadlines by state include: IDAHO April 30 for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat. Info: fishandgame.idaho.gov MONTANA May...

Hunting rules adopted: 4-point rule dropped; baiting tabled

HUNTING – Proposals to restrict the use of bait for hunting were tabled by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission today, April 10, but the panel adopted a slate of hunting changes including elimination of a four-point buck rule in Northeastern Washington. Many of the rules approved...

Veterinarians to Idaho: Don’t risk importing parasitic worm with farmed elk

WILDLIFE -- Despite adamant opposition and warnings by the Idaho Fish and Game Department director, the Idaho Legislature is continuing to pursue a controversial proposal that would ease restrictions on importing and transferring farm-raised elk that could expose wild deer, elk and moose to a...