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Landers: Wolf repatriation continues to confound

Washington’s moose, elk and deer herds do not yet appear to be suffering heavy losses from the revival of gray wolves, so far, to the best of the Fish and …


Biologists search for answers to decline of moose

They seem invincible, the largest species in the deer family, 6-feet tall at the shoulders with mature bulls averaging 1,000 pounds. Yet the moose subspecies found in the lower 48 …


Moose declining in Idaho, spreading in Washington

Moose in Washington appear to be bucking the decline that’s plaguing the animals across most of the lower 48 states, a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist says. Rich Harris, …


Field Reports: Fishing rule changes on commission agenda

WILDLIFE – Updates on proposed fishing rules changes will be presented by state fish managers at the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Feb. 8-9 in Olympia. Proposals affecting Eastern …


Field reports: Steelheading to open on Upper Columbia

FISHING – Fishing for hatchery steelhead will open Tuesday on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. …


Bee sting, moose cause two separate accidents

Encounters with wildlife led to injuries in two separate accidents Wednesday night in Washington and North Idaho.


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River was fishing well, but the action has been dampened by the past few days of rain. River flows at Enaville jumped from 3,000 cfs …


Moose head smashes through Cadillac driven by boy, 14

A 14-year-old motorist crashed into a moose on Interstate 90 in Shoshone County, Idaho, on Saturday, sending the animal’s head into the vehicle.


Moose a canvas for new wildlife management tool

Never mind the Tasers and high-powered weaponry in their vehicles. When law enforcement officers arrived around 6 a.m. recently to deal with three moose on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake, …


Some male critters feeling light-headed

It’s the shedding season for the area’s deer, elk and moose. Even the biggest bucks and bulls have been getting rid of their head-gear and looking a lot like the …


Game officials take aim at dense moose populations

A moose wandered into a backyard near the Fernan Lake boat launch, lured by a tempting array of ornamental plants. Both the homeowner and Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies tried to …


More moose on the loose in Kootenai County

The moose wandered into a backyard near the Fernan Lake boat launch, lured by a tempting array of ornamental plants.


Out & About: Moose raffle ticket perfect hunter gift

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Stay loose if moose move in

Winter weather is tempting moose to wander into towns and neighborhoods to nibble tender landscaping plants. In most cases, Idaho Fish and Game Department officers recommend giving the moose a …


Rich Landers: A tale of two moose encounters

Moose are running large in the minds of Inland Northwest residents these days, as I learned after last week’s column on the cow moose that charged a Spokane couple as …


Landers: Moose gave couple quite a charge

With the speed of a galloping moose, a Spokane couple’s leisurely walk in the woods went ballistic last week. Gary and Lisa Marks had left their Lake Coeur d’Alene cabin …


Moose poacher receives jail term

A Genesee, Idaho, man convicted of poaching a bull moose lost his hunting privileges and will spend 45 days in jail. Mitchell Sisler, 22, was sentenced last week on the …


Dissuading uninvited guests in the garden

Early one morning in January, my husband and I were greeted by a bull moose looking in our front window. While it was cool getting to see him up close, …


Another moose collision on I-90

A driver collided with a moose Saturday afternoon, near the same location where a 19-year-old Spokane woman was killed after hitting a moose on May 13.


Firefighters called out to 11 vehicle crashes

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to 11 vehicle accidents in the past week, including a fatal collision involving a moose. The fatal accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate …


Moose causes series of I-90 accidents, killing teen

A 19-year-old Spokane Valley woman was killed Wednesday night after she struck a moose with her car eastbound on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake, got out to look and was …


Creston Valley Wildlife Area

The Creston Valley Wildlife Area has a big secret that most visitors miss. It’s definitely a popular area, and Rand McNally editors for the famous North American road atlas have …


Groups share civic goals

Two events separated by miles and purpose took place April 19, bound by a common thread. Members of Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council 1363 attended Mass at St. Thomas …


Big-game harassment by antler gatherers increasing

Big-game hunting seasons are closed, but overzealous people scavenging for shed antlers may be harassing elk to death, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists say. Elk weakened by another tough …


Moose on loose can be dangerous

It was a cheerless moment we eventually must expect here in the Near Nature, Near Perfect Spokane River valley. A moose was accidentally killed Tuesday afternoon as state wildlife officials …


Hazing attempt kills moose in Liberty Lake

A moose was accidentally killed Tuesday afternoon as state wildlife officials tried to haze a cow and calf away from a children’s day care center in Liberty Lake.


Moose cause more concern

Washington Fish and Wildlife Department staffers have a big issue on their hands with moose – tons of them – making themselves home among city and suburban neighborhoods. Conservation officers …


Bulls, bucks shed macho image

Moose, elk and deer males are feeling a little light-headed these days. The bucks and bulls are shedding their antlers to make room for new and maybe larger racks by …


Local beasts are acting like animals

“The winter is so bad in Spokane, moose are falling into basements.” That’s the way my colleague Jim Kershner is describing the past few weeks of record snow accumulation to …


Moose crashes into N. Spokane basement bedroom

A north Spokane couple that’s expecting a baby got an early arrival Thursday evening when a moose calf dropped into a bedroom through a basement window.