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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Washington Legislature considers hunter pink

A bill that would allow hunters to wear pink, in addition to orange, had a hearing last week in Olympia.

Caught in the crossfire: Hunters fired near Aussie firefighters battling Miriam Fire

Federal authorities said two hunters were cited after they entered a closed area and fired their rifles in the direction of firefighters who were battling a wildfire near the White …

2nd body found after SUV with 6 hunters crashes into river

Idaho authorities say a second body has been recovered after a vehicle carrying six hunters crashed into a fast-moving river last month.

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Idaho sheriff ends search for 4 missing since river crash

Idaho law enforcement officials have called off the search for four hunters missing since their vehicle crashed into the fast-moving Selway River more than a week ago.

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.

Idaho hunters found by search and rescue crews

Two missing hunters were found by emergency responders after spending the night in the backcountry northeast of Inkom, Idaho.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Idaho nuclear facility bans hunting on day of solar eclipse

An 890-square-mile federal nuclear facility in eastern Idaho has banned hunters from the area on the day of the solar eclipse.

Late to the game: Man discovers deer hunting in his 30s using father’s vintage .30-30

A hunter steeps in the tradition of hunting by bagging his first deer with the .30-30 rifle his father used to bag his first deer nearly 60 years ago.

Late to the game: Woman takes to hunting in her 40s; does it her way

Celene Olgeirsson was in her mid-40s before taking leave from being a non-hunter. She bagged her first deer with a partner who preferred road hunting. She felt unfulfilled, and pursued …

Hemingway home gets back antlers taken by Hunter S. Thompson

A young Hunter S. Thompson went to Idaho to write about Ernest Hemingway and decided to take a piece of his hero home with him – a set of trophy …

100 years ago in Lincoln County: Hog drivers move hundreds of pigs 40 miles through 3 feet of snow

From our archives, 100 years ago L. Stubblefield needed to get 746 hogs to market in the dead of winter so he embarked on a hog drive from Hunters to …

Wellpinit School District delays start date again due to fire

The Wellpinit School District will delay the start of the school year again, based on the recommendation of officials who are overseeing firefighting efforts in the area.

Witnesses say man killed by Stevens County deputy was walking away

A man killed last week in Hunters, Washington, by a Stevens County deputy was shot in the back of the neck as he walked away, according to eye witnesses.

Wellpinit School District to delay the start of school

The Wellpinit School District is delaying the start of school because of wildfires in the area.

Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Hunters

A Stevens County deputy shot and killed a suspect in Hunters on Highway 25 Wednesday night in front of multiple witnesses.

Area Hall of Fame coach Graffis dies

Roy Graffis, who became the first coach in state history to guide both girls and boys basketball teams to titles, died on July 4 at the Alderwood Care Center in …

Hunt for elk proves more challenging

NEAR ST. MARIES – Calob Wilson sat on the tailgate of his dad’s pickup, dandling a rack of antlers on his knees. It was the opening weekend of rifle season, …

GPS collars help hunters keep track of their dogs

It can be one of the lowest feelings in bird hunting. Darkness is falling across a rugged and remote landscape at least five miles from the nearest house and 15 …

Landers: Farmers decisions affect hunters

Decisions farmers are making this week will have a big impact on hunters for the next decade. Sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program began Monday. Producers have until April 6 …

Landers: Proposed changes will affect some Master Hunters

The sweet deal some Master Hunters have for tagging elk outside of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge would go sour under changes proposed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. …

Hunter faces charges for out-of-season kill

SANDPOINT – An Idaho hunter will be prosecuted for killing a bull moose out of season, authorities said. Prosecutors had not yet decided whether to charge Jeff Jayne, a corporal …

Stops let officials monitor deer health, numbers

Sunday was chilly, gray and damp, but that didn’t stop area hunters from heading to the hills. If the number of empty-handed hunters stopping by the state Department of Fish …

Elk, hunters increasing

Rich Gerhard filled his freezer with 280 pounds of elk meat this fall. The kill took place within an hour’s drive of his home. One morning last month, Gerhard got …

Hunters help themselves at check stations

Hunters who drive past voluntary game-check stations may be eroding their future hunting opportunity. Washington and Idaho wildlife agency employees and sportsmen volunteers staff the stations on busy hunting season …

Landers: Evidence doesn’t support antler restrictions

Looking into the Stevens County-based campaign to set four-point-minimum antler restrictions on white-tailed deer hunts in portions of northeastern Washington, one logical conclusion emerges: Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Douvia …

Senate backs making hunter information private

Senators voted 30-3 to exempt hunting and fishing license information from Idaho’s public records laws.

Thousands turn out for wolf tags

After a half-century in the woods, 76-year-old Hugh McKay had hung up his hunting rifle. But he couldn’t resist the opportunity to take aim at a wolf. The Coeur d’Alene …

Grizzly bites, tosses man hunting bears with dogs

An eastern Idaho bear hunter was bitten by a grizzly Sunday when his hounds surrounded a female with cubs. The bear knocked over Keith Klingler, bit him on the arm …

Grizzly chases Idaho hunters with dogs

Three eastern Idaho bear hunters got an unpleasant surprise Sunday morning when their hounds surrounded a female grizzly with cubs.