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Group wants lethal traps banned in Idaho wolverine habitat

An environmental group is asking Idaho officials to prosecute a trapper who killed a wolverine and ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines, but state officials say they will do neither. The Center for Biological Diversity made the request Tuesday in a letter to Idaho Department of Fish and Game...

In brief: Fishing lake along Tucannon River gets makeover

Rainbow Lake, a popular fishing destination in the Wooten Wildlife Area of Columbia-Garfield counties, is closed for a makeover designed to improve both angler experience and salmon and steelhead habitat in the nearby Tucannon River.

Alan Liere: The marvels of a contemporary trap line

When I was in high school, one of my best friends, Eddie, ran a trap line for muskrat and beaver. It was hard, cold work, and Eddie kept at it not so much for the extra cash as for the independence, the tradition, and the love of the outdoors.

Wolf trapper’s job tougher when the catch is a bear

TRAPPING -- Trapping wolves is tricky business, especially when a black bear is captured by the steel jaws of a leg-hold trap. Bears are required to be released. Here's a bit of the drama involved with tranquilizing and releasing a big bruin, as told by...

Montana anti-trapping initiative bad for game management, group says

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation issued a statement today strongly opposing Initiative 177, a measure on Montana’s November ballot that would immediately ban trapping on all public lands in the state. Washington voters approved a similar measure in 2000. It was soon...

Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort

Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek Road when her dog was caught at road’s edge by a leg-hold trap.

Video: Mountain lion released from bobcat trap without tranquilizers

WILDLIFE -- In this video, a mountain lion caught in a bobcat trap is released without being tranquilized by two Utah Wildlife Resources staffers. This is gutsy work, considering the speed, power and agility of a cougar. It's reality worth watching. Covering the eyes of...