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Coyote Derby nets hunters nearly 300 animals

Northeast Washington businesses and hunters took aim at coyotes again this winter to spread a little wealth and give calving livestock and beleaguered white-tailed deer a little more breathing room. Participating hunters checked in 297 coyotes during the Coyote Derby in January and February covering Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.

Coyotes surging again

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes labored through the first half of the NHL season, slogging through a rash of injuries, a brutal schedule and inconsistency. Once the calendar flipped to February, the Coyotes pulled together, got back to their defense-minded approach and shot up the standings.

Outdoor Writing Contest finalist: Dueling Predators

It is still dark as the boy quietly closes his truck door. Rifle in his hand and coyote on his mind, he starts on his way. Darkness and cold closes around him. The thermometer read 17 degrees when he left the house, but with this open-country breeze, it must be colder. His breath is a trail of vapor and his steps generate muffled crunches in the snow.

Former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer adjusts to life off the ice

Ever since former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer suffered a neck injury playing for the Phoenix Coyotes in a preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks in September 2009, the defenseman exchanged the life of a professional hockey player for that of a full-time dad.

Legislators likely to go by the book

BOISE – Of the 18 newly elected legislators who will join Idaho’s House and Senate when it convenes in January, five previously served in the Legislature, two others have held other elected offices, and one – new Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens – previously served in the Montana Legislature. The group includes 11 men and seven women; six senators and 12 representatives; and four Democrats and 14 Republicans. There are two lawyers, one doctor, two ranchers, and 10 business men or women.

Brazen coyotes menace Coeur d’Alene pets

Grizzly hadn’t been outside long when Wade Williams heard his 3-year-old dog “screaming and hollering” Tuesday night. The Coeur d’Alene man immediately ran outside and saw his part-Pomeranian, part-Chihuahua just escaping the jaws of a coyote.

Winter wildlife in a family way

January and February might seem to put a chill on love in the great outdoors, but winter clearly arouses interest among some critters. Great horned owls have been having a hoot for the past month or so as they’ve become extraordinarily vocal to pair up with mates. Because these birds are among the first to nest each year – as early as late February – they often usurp old nests from other species.