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Paul Turner: What did the geese say to the robin when they flew over Spokane?

How did Spokane look from their lofty vantage? Like a city poised to embrace the future? Like a great place to raise your children’s children?


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Officials say lightning likely killed more than 100 geese

A lightning storm likely killed more than 100 geese in Idaho Falls, wildlife officials said.


Montana mining companies work to avoid another geese die-off

Mining companies hope to prevent another massive die-off of geese in the polluted waters of an old open-pit copper mine in Montana.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

EPA still weighing fine for geese deaths at former mine

Nearly a year after at least 3,000 snow geese died in the toxic waters of a former open pit copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency says it hasn’t decided yet …


Reader Photo: Robbing the cradle

As goslings crawl over a shoreline branch to swim after their parents, a largemouth bass blasts up to the surface and claims one for dinner.


Geese that died in mine pit had lesions in throats, stomachs

Necropsies found geese that died late last year after landing in the toxic waters of a former open pit copper mine in Montana had severe internal tissue damage that appeared …


Remote control boat launches successfully in toxic pit

A remote-controlled boat has been successfully launched into a former Montana open-pit mine where thousands of snow geese died last fall.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

New measures approved to protect birds from contaminated pit

Federal officials said Friday they have approved new measures meant to prevent a repeat of last fall’s mass bird deaths in a contaminated former open-pit mine in Montana, including noise-making …


Cannons, lasers, drones: New hope to save birds at toxic pit

After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big …


Brimming toxic pit nears critical level after bird deaths

It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time …


Hunters urged not to eat geese in area of toxic pit mine

Wildlife officials are urging hunters who killed snow geese in the Butte and Dillon areas to wait to eat the meat because the birds might have landed in the contaminated …


Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands

Montana mine officials say it’s likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of the pit mine last week.


Wildlife officials treat geese tangled in fishing line

Wildlife officials have captured and treated a pair of geese that became tangled in fishing line near Helena.


UPDATED: Wed., May 11, 2016

Geese die-off in eastern Idaho possibly due to rodent poison

For the second consecutive year a large die-off of migrating geese has occurred in eastern Idaho, and officials say tests indicate poison put on agricultural fields to kill rodents is …


Nonlethal tactics used for goose control

BEND, Ore. – Park managers in Bend are using a mix of egg oiling, hazing and possibly a youngster roundup to keep the number of geese – and the amount …


Guide your duck-hunting future with lessons from Paul’s Pond

Paul Sullivan, who founded Burbank Guide Service in 1977, has used his former career to hone his waterfowling methods to a science. “I’m an aeronautical engineer,” he said. “I pay …


Landers: Unwelcome parasites don’t have to ruin a meal

Duck breast on rice is a popular winter meal in the home of many waterfowlers. But “rice breast” is less appetizing.


Dakota’s neck-deep in geese

Hunters in North Dakota took to the field in pursuit of Canada geese Aug. 15 for an early season that ended Sept. 15 – and a clear mandate to thin …


Idaho continues debate on allowing guided hunting for waterfowl, turkeys

Idaho officials have wrestled for years with proposals that would allow guided hunting for waterfowl and turkeys. In 1988, the interested parties – including the Idaho Department of Fish and …


Tips for safe canoe hunts

The canoe is a time tested, inexpensive and efficient way to hunt waterfowl on certain waters, ranging from the Clark Fork River in Montana and Idaho to the Winchester and …


Field reports: Local geese herded for population study

WILDLIFE – Biologists and volunteers herd Canada geese into pens and clamped leg bands on about 1,000 young birds in Eastern Washington in the past week for a Washington Fish …


GPS tracks migrating geese

Washington wildlife biologists are using Global Positioning System technology to unravel the marvel of migration. Seven adult female lesser and Taverner’s Canada geese were captured in March and April near …


Good hatch boosts prospects in Washington

Washington waterfowl hunters can look up to prospects for good hunting this fall. Don Kraege, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department waterfowl manager, said ducks appeared to have pulled off a …


Chasing birdies

Manito Golf & Country Club has a special agent on staff to keep its greens and fairways goose dropping-free. He works for room and board, all the pine cones he …


Biologists study decline in E. Washington geese

OLYMPIA — The Fish and Wildlife Department says biologists and volunteers will be capturing and banding up to 500 Canada geese by the end of the month in Eastern Washington.