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Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …


Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …


Groups write governor to protest killing wolves

Seven pro-wolf groups have asked Gov. Chris Gregoire and other state officials to end efforts to kill some of the wolves involved with cattle attacks in northern Stevens County. In …


Landers: TV show tackles contentious wolf hunting issue

Washington leaped this week to a contentious milestone in the early stages of its modern wolf management era. The state Fish and Wildlife Department has killed the first gray wolf …


Agency considers wolf action

A calf injured in a wolf attack in northern Stevens County – the fourth wounded or killed in one cattle herd in four weeks – has left the Washington Fish …


Snow Lake a cool destination for hikers, and their dogs

One of the lesser-visited high lakes in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains offers a wealth of overlooked reasons to shoulder a pack and take an extended hike. Snow Lake is a …


Scientist’s family slams elk group for wolf stance

MISSOULA – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has removed all references to its Olaus Murie conservation award after the researcher’s family objected to the group’s policy on wolves. In a …


Landers: Wolf issues come home to Washington

Washington is no longer on the sidelines watching Idaho and Montana cope with the explosive revival of a formerly extirpated predator. Gray wolves are commanding more attention from courtrooms to …


Charges filed in Hillyard animal cruelty case

A Spokane woman who had 50 dogs and cats packed into a squalid bungalow in Hillyard has been charged with animal cruelty.


8-year-old ‘Mugly’ wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese crested’s short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River was fishing well, but the action has been dampened by the past few days of rain. River flows at Enaville jumped from 3,000 cfs …


Man sentenced for killing dog with hammer

A Post Falls man who beat his dog with a hammer as his neighbor watched in horror has been sentenced to six months in jail. Calvin Franklin Palmer, 53, who …


Motorcyclist injured in crash with deer

A 65-year-old man was injured Sunday when his motorcycle struck a deer on Highway 395.


Moose head smashes through Cadillac driven by boy, 14

A 14-year-old motorist crashed into a moose on Interstate 90 in Shoshone County, Idaho, on Saturday, sending the animal’s head into the vehicle.


No holds barred

Kim Imel held back tears as Spencer, a 1-year-old dachshund mix, sniffed around his new home and played with his new companions. The dachshund was in prison – literally.


Burger King using cage-free products by 2017

The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift today when Burger King announced that all of its eggs and pork …


Judge orders FDA to enforce rule limiting antibiotic use on farms

WASHINGTON – A federal court judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to take action on its own 35-year-old rule that would stop farmers from mixing popular antibiotics into …


Expert details benefits of bear spray in trailer at Big Horn Show

Hike in groups in bear country. Keep food and trash away from bears.


Montana bears lured into trouble

Bears kept Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks managers busy last year, partly because rural residents weren’t up to speed on living with the increased number of grizzlies in the region. …


Field reports: Colville withdraws OHV travel plan

PUBLIC LANDS – Colville National Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West has withdrawn the South End Motor Vehicle Project enacted in November after years of planning to guide off-highway vehicle use. …


Program helps at-risk teens and shelter dogs

Seirra Howard’s future may be brighter thanks to a heeler mix named Diesel. Classified as an at-risk youth following a 2009 arrest, 18-year-old Howard came to know and train Diesel …


In grizzly country, caution is key

Grizzly bears are tucked away in their winter dens for at least another six weeks. But grizzly specialist Kim Annis is already embarking on northwestern Montana’s rural talk circuit. Hired …


Washington bighorn sheep herds trapped to help others

Bighorn sheep herds in north central Washington are getting new bloodlines. Bighorns near Yakima are being trapped this winter and relocated to boost other herds.


Hungry wolf pack rearranges balance in Yellowstone Park

Typically content to stay in Yellowstone National Park’s remote Pelican Valley where they specialize in killing bison, Mollie’s wolf pack has migrated more than 20 miles to the Lamar Valley …


Roadkill law yields pelts, food, applause

CASEYVILLE, Ill. – In six years of trapping, one thing has become apparent to Cody Champ: His pursuit of animal pelts isn’t cheap, costing him $100 a week just for …


2011 OUTDOORS: Lingering snow, high water affects boaters, anglers, bears

Spring lasted about five months in the Inland Northwest in 2011. Whitewater river rafters enjoyed their longest season in years, but most Montana fishing guides weren’t so thrilled. Fishing trips …


Landers: Hunter seizes rare opportunity to bag cougar

Gary Penrod was out for the late whitetail buck hunt in Pend Oreille County last month when a mountain lion caught him with his pants down. The Nine Mile Falls …


Landers: Hunter seizes rare opportunity to bag cougar

Gary Penrod was out for the late whitetail buck hunt in Pend Oreille County last month when a mountain lion caught him with his pants down.


Banff films bring extreme outdoor pursuits to Spokane’s big screen

Adventure, humor, awareness and awe, plus a good dose of pucker factor, are coming to Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The cream of …


Idaho wolf trapping season opens Tuesday

The first wolf trapping season since the predators were reintroduced to the Rocky Mountains will open in selected areas in the north half of Idaho on Tuesday. Demand is high …