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Idaho deer plans available online

The Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer management plans for 2020-2025 are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Oh deer! Rescuers on thin ice at Hauser Lake

The quiet of a winter night on Hauser Lake turned into a wildlife spectacle Wednesday after a deer crashed through the thin ice and rescuers jumped into action.


Car-deer collisions peak with colder weather, time change, hunting

It’s November. Stay vigilant. As the temperature drops and the days grow short, vehicle-deer collisions increase. It’s a yearly cycle driven by biology, infrastructure, hunting and the time change.


Deer killed with bow and arrow, left in alley near Chief Garry Park

Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife was investigating the killing of a deer with a bow and arrow within city limits Thursday.


Arkansas hunter killed by injured deer

An Arkansas hunter was killed Tuesday by a deer he assumed was shot dead, said Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.


Second weekend hunting numbers in Washington stay low

The second weekend of the general deer hunting season in Northeast Washington was, like the first, slow.


Idaho Fish and Game wants new hunters. So it created a video game to help them learn

Crouched down in the forest, knife in hand, Brennon Leman starts to skin the bull elk lying dead on the ground. He draws his blade across the animal’s belly, over …


Opening weekend slow for Washington hunters

By all accounts, opening weekend for the general deer hunting season was slow in Northeast Washington.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.