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New Idaho management plan focuses on collecting better information about whitetail deer numbers, population dynamics

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved a whitetail management plan that will place more emphasis on collecting and tracking biological data for the species that some say has …


Idaho deer tags likely to sell out by early September

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game licensing bureau reported fewer than 2,500 nonresident deer tags remain for 2019 and 1,608 were sold last week.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Reader photo: The velveteen buck

Jim Patten took this photo of a mule deer buck in velvet while hiking near Palisades Park. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published …


Fawns abound, but if you want them to grow up, leave them alone

By now most deer have given birth to their young, and residents might see quite a few Bambi out and about. Even if the mother doesn’t appear close by, she …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Idaho State professor says FBI research dilutes evidence of bigfoot’s existence

For the pursuers of the elusive bigfoot, skin and hair samples belonging to a deer provided a dead end. Newly released FBI records detail a 1976 request by Peter C. …


Study: Wolves push mule deer higher, don’t impact whitetail

Wildlife photographers and hunters looking for mule deer may need to hike a little higher.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

A poacher who killed hundreds of deer was sentenced to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Canine steals deer from Stevens County hunter

A canine chased Eastern Washington University student Andrew Norby away from a buck he shot Oct. 20.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Tubbs Hill deer hunting draws ire of neighbors

An apparently misinformed hunter shot and killed a deer on Coeur d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill last week.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Residents upset after hunter kills deer in city park

Residents of one Coeur d’Alene neighborhood are upset that steps aren’t being taken to prevent hunting in a popular city park.


Reader photo: Good morning, deer

Patricia Magaret took this photo of three whitetail deer perusing her backyard in Pullman on Oct. 3. Magaret wrote, “Back yard visitors, tomato thieves and creatures of beauty.”


Front Porch: Backyard adopted by deer for nursery

Ever since we moved into our house in the late 1980s, there has been a steady stream of urban wildlife – mostly deer – moving through our backyard on the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Motorcyclist seriously injured after striking deer near Ritzville

A motorcyclist is seriously injured after striking a deer near Ritzville.


Deer with leash on neck found dead in eastern Idaho

Officials in eastern Idaho are investigating after finding a young male deer dead with a leash around its neck.


Volume Music Festival brings eclectic mix of artists to Spokane

We suggest making time for the Helio Sequence, Donna Donna, Indian Goat and more.


In the Garden: Tricks to keep your garden from becoming a deer smorgasbord

While it’s fun watching deer, observing them up close in your garden or dealing with the consequences of one of their visits is a whole different story. In the Inland …


Police search for culprit leaving Oregon deer walking around pierced by arrows

Oregon wildlife officials and law enforcement are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever has been responsible for a curious sight in the wilderness: live deer …


Montana’s plan to fight spread of fatal wildlife disease gets stricter

Montana’s wildlife agency will be even more aggressive in fighting chronic wasting disease, according to a


Washington sees new low in deer harvest numbers, Idaho above average

Washington’s 2017 deer harvest was the lowest it’s been in more than 20 years, according to recently released Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife harvest report.


Idaho shortens whitetail deer season in Unit 10A, ends use of extra deer tags

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission ended the use of extra deer tags in Unit 10A and also shortened the whitetail season there, following activism started by hunters from Orofino.


Idaho seeks hunters’ opinions on deer management

Idaho Fish and Game is soliciting hunters’ opinions on white-tail deer management. The department mailed some license holders, emailed others and made the survey available online to anyone. The survey …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Yakima-area bow hunter bags nearly 300-pound buck, breaking Washington record

A Yakima-area bow hunter bagged a nearly 300-pound buck last fall. In the process he set a new state record.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

Florida python devours deer that weighs nearly 4 pounds more

Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they’d never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself.


2 deer from special Montana hunt test positive for chronic wasting disease

Wildlife officials say two deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease after they were killed in the opening weekend of a special hunt underway in southern Montana to gauge the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

More than 100 deer harvested in first days of Montana CWD special hunt

Hunters harvested at least 107 deer in south central Montana in the first three days of a special hunt, according to a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.


Out & about: Buck serves as reminder to not feed, attract wild animals

A small buck got its antlers tangled in some gardening netting. What started out at first as an annoyance, quickly became more serious.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers

The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

Montana officials approve special deer hunt in effort to track chronic wasting disease

Montana officials approved a special deer hunt in an effort to track the spread of chronic wasting disease Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Helicopters to be used to capture deer in Eastern Washington

State biologists will survey mule deer populations and use nets fired from a helicopter to capture some of them starting this weekend in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Restrictions imposed for North Dakotans hunting in Montana

The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakotans who hunt across the border.