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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Eli Francovich: Wildlife policy makers try to “get as much information as we can”

A portion of an article in last Sunday’s outdoors section didn’t sit well with one Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commissioner.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

Studying black bears in Washington? Use cow blood and fish oil

On a sunny Tuesday morning in the tree-covered mountains of the Colville National Forest, all was quiet except for a steady


When camping this summer, be bear aware or pay the price

Campers heading into the hills should remember to store their food and waste in bear-proof containers this summer.


Idaho wildlife officials warn hunters to watch for grizzles

Idaho fish and game officials are warning people in the Panhandle to watch out for grizzles during black bear season.


Man pleads guilty to 15 charges related to poaching ring

A man implicated in a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring has pleaded guilty to 15 charges related to illegally hunting big game with dogs and leaving the corpses to rot.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Judge temporarily halts certain bear hunts on timberland

A Thurston County judge has granted a temporary injunction to stop Washington wildlife managers from issuing new permits to kill black bears on private timberland using certain hunting methods.


Annemarie Prince and Candace Bennett: We can share the outdoors with bears

With warmer weather comes the long-awaited summer outdoor recreation season. It also means that bears once again roam the landscape. Washington has a very healthy black bear population statewide. In …


Grizzly attacks men hunting black bears in Montana

Montana wildlife authorities say a man shot and killed a grizzly bear after it ran out of some brush and bit his adult son’s arm.


With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts

Northern New England’s growing black bear population has awoken, and it’s coming for your garbage.


Researchers to trap grizzly, black bears in Yellowstone

Researchers will begin trapping grizzly and black bears Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.


Idaho officials seek to allow wolf baiting in Panhandle

Hunters in the Idaho Panhandle would be allowed to bait wolves under a proposal being discussed by state officials. Idaho Fish and Game officials want more hunters to take a …


Nugent pleads guilty to hunting violation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent pleaded guilty today to transporting a black bear he illegally killed in Alaska, saying he was sorry for unwittingly violating …


Bear exhibit packs safety lesson

An appetite for dog food was the black bear’s undoing. Wildlife agents killed the 500-pound male after it engineered a series of crafty break-ins at cabins in southwest Washington. Now, …


Wildlife agents: Don’t feed the bears

An appetite for dog food was the black bear’s undoing. Wildlife agents killed the 500-pound male after it engineered a series of crafty break-ins at cabins in Southwest Washington.


Bear hunt tips to go online

The bear moving through the brush has dark fur and weighs about 300 pounds. Is it a black bear or a grizzly? Most people rely on size and coloring to …


Complaints about bears drop in North Idaho

North Idaho’s black bears are better behaved this year – generating fewer complaints for raiding bird feeders, upsetting garbage cans or scrambling onto decks in search of dog food. Matt …


Hunters mistook grizzly for black bear

Two hunters who had a deadly encounter with a young male grizzly bear Friday were certain it was a black bear when they shot it, said a third member of …


Website tests bear identification skills

Black-bear hunters can now test their bear-species identification skills through a new interactive program on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website (wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/index.html). The site includes information on how …


Field reports: Roosevelt net-pen trout freed prematurely

FISHING – This year’s late runoff and deep drawdown at Lake Roosevelt has delivered a double whammy to trout and kokanee anglers. The prolonged increased flows and the reservoir’s low …


Bear mauling victim leaving Seattle hospital

The man mauled by a bear near Lake Wenatchee has recovered enough to leave a Seattle hospital.


Bellevue bear-mauling victim describes ordeal

Bellevue City Councilman John Chelminiak says he wouldn’t let the bear keep him on the ground when he was attacked near his vacation cabin at Lake Wenatchee.


Brazen black bear breaks into Montana houses

A brazen black bear with a late-night hankering for supreme pizza surprised a Montana resident last week, and it’s not the first time the animal has eluded capture.


Spring bear hunters a special breed

While most big-game hunters are prowling their permit applications, a hardy few are in the field. They’re out for bear, the region’s only big-game animal that has both a fall …


No signs of bears despite snowmelt

Though most of the snow has disappeared from the region’s black bear dens, wildlife biologists say the jury’s still out on whether an early spring will result in earlier-than-usual bear …


Hibernating bears could be rousted early this year

Though most of the snow has disappeared from the region’s black bear dens, wildlife biologists say the jury’s still out on whether an early spring will result in earlier-than-usual bear …


Bears amble far, wide when year’s berry bad

Bear populations rise and fall on huckleberry crops. So the data from a survey north of Bonners Ferry initially stumped Barb Moore. During 2004 – the second year in a …