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Washington’s late deer season closed Monday.
The opening weekend for the general deer hunting season was good, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. Hot and dry weather the following weekend, however, kept many hunters at home and made hunting a difficult task for those who did venture out.
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.
HUNTING -- The discovery of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer in Montana this fall means restrictions for sportsmen who come from CWD-free states to hunt deer, elk or moose there. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has filed an emergency rule that adds...
While most deer hunters devote years to bagging the buck of their dreams, Michael Zavala dropped a trophy with his first shot – that is, his first shot ever at a deer.
Jessie Williams is five for five, bagging a nice whitetail buck every season since the teenager started hunting five years ago.
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...
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 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.
The surest way to fill your deer tag is by sitting on your butt.
Scoggin family hunters have camped at this Umatilla National Forest site every year since 1937.
A hunter steeps in the tradition of hunting by bagging his first deer with the .30-30 rifle his father used to bag his first deer nearly 60 years ago.
Celene Olgeirsson was in her mid-40s before taking leave from being a non-hunter. She bagged her first deer with a partner who preferred road hunting. She felt unfulfilled, and pursued doing it her way.
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...
HUNTING -- The use of bait will continue to be allowed for hunting deer and elk in Washington, but with a few new restrictions adopted today by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. After more than two years of contentious discussion, the commission voted to...
Deer hunters out for last weekend’s opening of the general modern rifle deer season in northeastern Washington seemed to have more success compared with the 2014 opening weekend, partly because of rule changes.