Stories tagged: wildlife
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Beginning in December, Idaho Fish and Game staff will use low-flying helicopters to count deer and elk populations. Flights are scheduled across the state into March.
Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
It was a cold, frosty, foggy day in December when Kirk Geisler of Rigby went out to Camas National Wildlife Refuge hoping to shoot photos of whitetail deer. But other …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
A measure restricting statewide vehicle registration fees will hamper efforts to reduce deer-vehicle collisions in the Okanogan Valley.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
The Cowboy Whisperer: Ferry County range rider works to build understanding in Washington wolf country
Wolves are thriving in Washington, with their populations growing an average of 28% per year. But tolerance for wolves is, in Daniel Curry’s view, on the ropes. And every time …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
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 …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
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 …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
A nonprofit dedicated to getting kids outside is offering a free class on Oct. 5.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
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
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 …
Sun., June 30, 2019
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
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
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 …
Wed., March 6, 2019
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 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
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 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
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 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
KRISTIN MANSFIELD summarizes the bulk of her job as Washington’s statewide wildlife veterinarian to three words: “Death, drugs and disease.”
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
The federal government’s multi-day shutdown has minimally impacted Idaho and Washington wildlife management.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
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
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
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 …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Since September, six sea lions have died from gunshot wounds in central Puget Sound and Kitsap County.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
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
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.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
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
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 …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
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.
Thu., July 26, 2018
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.
Sat., July 21, 2018
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
Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?
Sun., July 8, 2018
Don’t run – not from a charging wild animal or the facts, wildlife experts say.