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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 …

Fish and Game surveys eastern Idaho fawns

The helicopter hovered low over the hills southeast of Kelly Mountain, snow billowing up from the ground, and deer bounded down the slope to flee the noisy monster.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Helicopters to be used to capture deer in Eastern Washington

State biologists will survey mule deer populations and use nets fired from a helicopter to capture some of them starting this weekend in Eastern Washington.

The hunt: First-time hunter, 45, bags trophy buck with first shot

While most deer hunters devote years to bagging the buck of their dreams, Michael Zavala dropped a trophy with his first shot – that is, his first shot ever at …

UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017

Rule of nature outweighs emotional reaction

Across from my cabin in Stevens County this past weekend, I spotted a bedded deer. The find sparked a two-day drama that included my greatest hopes, starkest fears and the …

Field reports: Limits increasing for Roosevelt trout

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to eventually increase the daily catch limit of hatchery-marked rainbow trout from five to 10 a day at Lake Roosevelt.

In brief: Desert 100 dirt bike race returns to Odessa

The Desert 100 dirt bike race will return to Odessa on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers are welcoming hundreds of riders who will camp in a Lincoln County rancher’s range land …

In brief: Bald eagle numbers grow on Lake Coeur d’Alene

The number of bald eagles has nearly doubled since last week for their annual gathering to feast on kokanee spawning in the northeast corner of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Carrie Hugo, …

Fires char 256,000 acres, leave little winter food for deer

Washington’s largest deer herd will have to be reduced by hunting and winter feeding is planned for the survivors in the aftermath of wildfires torching the Methow Valley. Wildlife managers …

North Idaho poachers taking heavy toll on game

LEWISTON, Idaho — Poachers are likely killing far more game animals than wolves are, state wildlife officials in North Idaho say.

Details dictate hunts for East Side deer

Eastern Washington hunters should find decent numbers of deer in the fields and forests this fall, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. However, pay attention to the …

Asotin Wildlife Area addition acquired

ASOTIN CREEK, Wash. – Betty Koch didn’t want to move from rainy southeast Alaska to the hot and arid climate of southeastern Washington. But it was her late husband Frank …

Idaho whitetails resilient

First, the good news: White-tailed deer hunting should be good in Idaho this fall. The herds have taken some hits in recent years from hard winters, but they’ve repeatedly proven …

Deer may not be behind every bush

Deer tend to be struggling in many areas in the north and south of far-Eastern Washington from a variety of issues including a tough winter two years ago that hammered …