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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

State wildlife officials in central Idaho say they killed an orphaned black bear cub rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility because success isn’t guaranteed, and Idaho already has …


Three caribou relocated north early this year doing well

The three caribou that were taken from the Selkirk and Purcell mountains in January have integrated with a herd near Revelstoke, B.C., according to Bart George, a biologist for the …


Free class focuses on autumn wings, woodpeckers, wildfires

A nonprofit dedicated to getting kids outside is offering a free class on Oct. 5.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River

More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead. Experts say …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Reader photo: Staying close to home

A moose calf stands next to its mother on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge June 25, 2019. The photographer, Buck Domitrovich, used a telephoto lens so as not to disturb …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Reader photo: Where the buffalo sleep

Mike Gass took this photo of a resting American bison in the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge in Montana. In the background are the snow-covered Mission Mountains.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Spokane conservationist: Plan to end wolf protections premature, political

U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that Chris Bachman, wildlife program director at the Spokane-based Lands Council, called premature …


“Wildlife on the Palouse” comes to Colfax Library

Learn about wildlife on the Palouse with local biologist Brian Gaston on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. This meeting of ‘Science on the …


Women in wildlife: Managing critters from bugs to bears gains its own workforce diversity

Annemarie Prince’s family frequented the Florida woods, where the kids were unleashed to fish in the creek, explore and get dirty. “The coolest thing was catching something live with my …


Women in wildlife: The field biologist

CARRIE LOWE gets to do a lot of the exciting field stuff — handling critters from badgers and eagles to bighorn sheep and moose — as a Washington Department of …


Women in wildlife: The veterinarian

KRISTIN MANSFIELD summarizes the bulk of her job as Washington’s statewide wildlife veterinarian to three words: “Death, drugs and disease.”


Shutdown’s impact minimal for local wildlife managers

The federal government’s multi-day shutdown has minimally impacted Idaho and Washington wildlife management.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

As salmon spawn, eagles return in numbers to Lake Coeur d’Alene

Every year, hundreds of bald eagles stop at the lake between November and February to catch spawning kokanee salmon as the birds migrate south.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

Virginia wildlife officials: Man secretly fed bears for decade, saying he wanted ‘to keep them safe’

For 10 years, a Virginia man has been secretly feeding bears “to keep them safe from poachers” – a violation of the state’s “bear no-feeding” law, wildlife authorities say.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

For endangered orcas, it’s the hunger games

For the past few years, Idaho’s Snake River salmon and Puget Sound orcas have become linked in the decadeslong battle over the fate of the four lower Snake River Dams …


Dead sea lions with gunshot wounds found

Since September, six sea lions have died from gunshot wounds in central Puget Sound and Kitsap County.


Review: ‘Wildlife’ a stirring adaptation of a fractured marriage

In “Wildlife” the characters played by Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal find themselves in key moments trapped in their ordinary 1960 Great Falls kitchen, evading each other’s eyeline or bearing …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:11 a.m.

Six caribou in North Idaho and Washington – the last in the contiguous U.S. – will be relocated to Canada

Caribou, the Grey Ghosts of northern forests, will no longer roam the Lower 48.


Rising Yakima River temperatures pose threat to salmon

With water flows down and the heat up, temperatures in parts of the Yakima River this summer have been running more like those in the waters of coastal Hawaii, according …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

Love, revenge, politics and turkeys: A South Hill story

Despite efforts to thin the number of turkeys roaming about Spokane, the birds have persevered. Neighbors are split about how to deal with the rafters and the Spokane City Council …


Changes coming to the Endangered Species Act will impact Idaho wildlife

Changes are coming for the most significant piece of federal legislation aimed at preventing animals and plants from fading out of existence: the Endangered Species Act.


DNA confirms cougar killed near North Bend had attacked bicyclists

The cougar that Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials killed on May 19 was the same animal that attacked two bicyclists, killing one, DNA analysis confirmed Wednesday.


Swift foxes, considered locally extinct for decades in Montana, are making a comeback

Tiny, shy and nocturnal, swift foxes have stealthily invaded pockets of Montana where they haven’t been seen for almost a century. Or maybe folks just weren’t looking for them and …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Paul Turner: Of backyard magpies, raccoons, moose … and eagles?

Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?


Staying alive: insight on surviving encounters with dangerous wildlife

Don’t run – not from a charging wild animal or the facts, wildlife experts say.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

Judge: Agency failed to justify Idaho wildlife killing plans

A court has ruled that a federal agency’s justifications for killing coyotes and mountain lions and other predators in Idaho to protect livestock and other wildlife such as elk violates …


‘Fawn-napping’ a common, but tragic, reality

Fawns are out. And, as happens every year, people are snatching them with delusions of helping the small creatures.


Here’s why coyotes are spreading everywhere, and so fast

For eons, coyotes roamed what is now the western United States, with its wide-open plains. Then came European settlers, who cut down forests for farms and ranches.


Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and …