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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...

Bighorn sheep die-off closes hunting area near Yellowstone

HUNTING — A bighorn sheep die-off caused by disease has triggered the closure of hunting for the animals just outside Yellowstone National Park. Montana Wildlife officials said Monday that at least 34 bighorn sheep have died in the pneumonia outbreak that began late last year...

North Idaho big-game survey results topic at breakfast

WILDLIFE -- An update on North Idaho big-game aerial surveys will be presented by Wayne Wakkinen, Idaho Fish and Game Department regional wildlife manager during the monthly public sportsman's breakfast meeting starting 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, Lake City Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr. in...

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...

Increase in St. Joe elk good news for hunters

Surveys conducted this winter showed a substantial increase in elk calf-cow ratios for elk in portions of North Idaho as the region’s elk seem to be digging out of a six-year slump. Snow and weather conditions have not cooperated so far for aerial surveys in Units 1 and 4 of far northern Idaho, but biologists are encouraged by what they’ve found among the prized herds in the St. Joe region.

Disease kills 30 bighorns near Yellowstone

WILDLIFE -- Montana wildlife officials say an apparent pneumonia outbreak has killed about 30 bighorn sheep from two herds in the Gardiner area near the border of Yellowstone National Park.

Hunter bids 100K for Idaho bighorn tag

HUNTING -- Idaho’s bighorn sheep auction tag sold for $100,000 to an online bidder at the national Wild Sheep Foundation Sheep Show in Reno Saturday night -- the fifth-highest winning bid since the program started in 1988. This permit is valid for use in all...

WDFW provided with three metal detectors

Washington Wildlife Police are better equipped to nail poachers in the Spokane Region this fall. The Mule Deer Foundation donated three metal detectors totaling $1,452 to the agency. Officer JoLynn Beauchene opened the package as delighted as if it were Christmas morning.