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Stories tagged: hunting

Montana offers free CWD testing

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance this year in high-priority areas in parts of northern, western and southern Montana, primarily from hunter-harvested animals.

Where to go, what to hunt: North Idaho’s 2019 prospects

Hunting in Idaho, and the Panhandle Region specifically, should be good this year for elk and deer, according to regional wildlife biologist Kara Campbell.

Notable 2019 hunting rule changes: No antlerless deer hunting, liberalized black bear season

No more antlerless deer hunting. That’s the biggest change in for Eastern Washington hunters in 2019.

Where to go, what to hunt: Eastern Washington’s 2019 prospects

With the general hunting season opener for most of Washington about a month out, now is the time for the unprepared hunter to panic.

Jack McNeel: Evolution of a lifelong hunter and nature lover

Last January, Eli Francovich ran an article in The Spokesman-Review concerning his first year of hunting. He wrote of the early mornings, cold weather, days without success and questioned, “Why …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:53 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game commission requests nonresident hunter cap, fee increase

In an effort to address complaints of overcrowding, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission hopes to cap the number of nonresident hunter tags sold. They are also looking at increasing …

Mica Peak Conservation area opening to hunting

In an effort to reduce whitetail deer and turkey numbers, the Mica Peak Conservation area will be open to a limited number of hunters this fall.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss 2020 cougar hunting season

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has assembled an internal working group to develop recommended changes to the cougar hunting seasons.

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.

Washington hunting prospects delayed

The annual hunting prospects for the state of Washington will be published later this week or Monday at the latest, according to Staci Lehman, a spokeswoman for the Washington Department …

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report on hold

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report will not run this week. Liere’s home burned down Tuesday. The fishing-hunting report will return next week.

Matt Liere: Reflections

Standing behind the kitchen window, I sipped tentatively from a cup of morning coffee, watching a pair of roosters strut along the eastern side of the garden fence.

Despite $20 million budget shortfall WDFW not planning significant cuts

Despite facing a $20 million budget shortfall, Washington’s wildlife management agency will not be making significant cuts.

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more discussed during WDFW Q&A session

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.

WDFW seeks applicants for Game Management Advisory Council

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking applicants for its Game Management Advisory Council.

Coeur d’Alene hunting, fishing program showcases disabled hunters, anglers

Since 2014, Brett Surplus has known he wanted to start a hunting television show. But the Rathdrum resident also knew he didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the …

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27

Washington-specific wildlife refuge hunting, fishing proposals released

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced plans to expand hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges nationwide. On Friday, more Washington-specific details became available. Below …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Plan to expand hunting, fishing in wildlife refuges revealed

The Trump administration is announcing what it calls a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s protected wildlife refuges.

Entering the gilded age of turkey hunting seems unnecessary

Turkey hunters can be like any other breed of outdoorsmen, running the gamut from bare-bones minimalists to gadget-crazed trend setters.

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …

A question of balance: Working together on wolves

Regardless of our cultural identity –rancher, hunter, wildlife advocate or a multicultural cross-pollination of all – we must come together. We all care about the heritage of the West.

Google clarifies: Hunting ads OK

Google’s animal cruelty prohibition does not apply to hunting ads, according to a company spokeswoman who explained how a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation video ad was mistakenly rejected in April.

Washington hunting, angling fee increase fails; WDFW faces $7 million deficit

A bill that would have increased hunting and angling fees for the first time since 2011 was not approved by the Washington Legislature.

Special hunt applications due by May 22

Hunters can submit special hunt applications from Monday until May 22 for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons in Washington, according to a news release.

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18

WDFW commission adopts hunting rule, seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission adopted hunting seasons and regulations this month.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Washington hunter bags world-record moose in Ferry County

With fog blanketing the dense slopes of Northeast Washington and only two days left in the 2018 moose season, Jim Hall wasn’t optimistic.