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Deer hunting limited in Western U.S. states after tough winter

Unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer. And that prompted wildlife officials throughout the Rocky Mountain states to take measures such as reducing the number of hunting permits to try to help devastated wildlife populations rebound.

Turkey hunters required to wear orange during rifle game seasons

HUNTING -- Fall turkey hunters must wear a hunter orange vest or clothing during the portion of their season that corresponds with any modern rifle big-game seasons. Without a formal announcement, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has posted online an emergency rule a...

Idaho targets private lands big game

Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season, even though elk calves took a hit from the first tough winter in a few years.

Idaho’s Clearwater elk dodge bullet of tough winter

Idaho’s streak of mild winters was broken last year and deep snow combined with cold temperatures took a toll on some of the state’s deer and elk herds, but the Clearwater region seems to have been an exception.

Blue-tongue losses curtailing 2016 antlerless whitetail hunting

HUNTING -- A reduction in antlerless deer hunting in northeastern Washington because of losses to last year’s blue tongue outbreak will be discussed at the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Friday and Saturday in Olympia. Also on the agenda is a briefing on climate change...