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Out & About: Tickets to upcoming Reel Rock Film Festival free

OUTDEAL – Some of the year’s top climbing short films are coming to Spokane in a film tour – Reel Rock VI – Oct. 20, starting at 7 p.m. at …


Bagging trophy wasn’t goal of man with coveted ram tag

When Mandy Miles drew a coveted bighorn sheep tag for Idaho’s Unit 11, he decided he wanted three things. 1. Look for a nice “old” ram.


Killing off sick bighorns aided herds, officials say

MISSOULA – A spring survey of bighorn sheep showed that efforts to prevent a pneumonia outbreak by killing the sick animals appeared to help more lambs survive, according to Montana …


Bison Range has youthful feel in spring

When it comes to the four seasons at the National Bison Range at Moiese, Mont., different people have different favorites, Pat Jamieson says. Some prefer summer, even though it can …


Bighorn raffle tag winner scores big on a team effort

At 68 years old, Jerry Barron is, in his words, “too damned old to be climbing up mountains in the cold and snow.” But he rose to the occasion this …


Pneumonia chips away at bighorns

Pneumonia continues to bedevil Montana’s bighorn sheep, with a herd near Anaconda becoming the latest victim of the epidemic. More than 300 wild bighorns lived in a 133-square-mile area of …


Hard times hit area bighorns

Bighorn sheep, among the most prized big-game animals in the West, are being killed by the hundreds this winter in Western Montana in a desperate effort to contain a disease …


UI professor reasserts bighorn disease claims

BOISE – A University of Idaho professor suspended from sheep research duties since June has repeated claims that wild bighorns don’t catch fatal diseases from domestic sheep, despite pledging not …


Three charged after illegal bighorn hunt

GREAT FALLS – A Whitehall, Mont., man who authorities say illegally guided a state undercover agent on a hunting trip that resulted in the killing of a huge Rocky Mountain …


UI investigating researcher over bighorn study

MOSCOW, Idaho — The University of Idaho has opened an investigation into whether one its researchers suppressed information that appears to link bighorn sheep getting deadly diseases directly from domestic …


Wildlife officials tracking sick bighorn

RIGGINS, Idaho – The hunt is on for a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ram believed to be sick with pneumonia. It’s a race wildlife officials say could mean life and …


It’s a noxious task, but someone’s got to control weeds

It’s not good enough that most outdoors aficionados don’t care for noxious weeds. We need to hate them.