Stories tagged: wildlife
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
An aggressive mountain goat was shot and killed by a hiker in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness last month bringing new concerns about the threats that outdoor recreation poses to the …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will grant more flexibility to the 11 Western states where the bird lives.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
A group of Ocean Shores residents implored the City Council recently to change the city’s code to ban all feeding of deer, presenting a petition signed by 183 people and …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Oregon wildlife officials will kill two adult wolves in northeast Oregon at the request of ranchers who say animals in their pack have preyed on cattle for more than a …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4 p.m.
A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
When I moved back into the woods, I had this impression that I would be traipsing around the wilderness in a flowing dress singing old Disney tunes while birds and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
A wind farm in Montana might be killing more birds and bats than expected, according to preliminary findings of a study by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn’t seen grizzlies in as long as a century.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Wayne Melquist has banded Lake Coeur d’Alene’s ospreys for more than four decades. He started in 1972 and says there’s still much to learn about the majestic birds, which raise …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
The Canadian Rockies and their surrounding territories have retained this ancient majesty. Thanks in part to the naming of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s four national and three provincial parks as …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
A 60-year-old woman hiking with her dogs was seriously injured in a bear attack near the Priest Lake visitor center on Tuesday morning
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
To release an Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillar, biologist Anne Walker takes it out of a little Tupperware container and sets it gently on its preferred food, the spade-shaped leaves of …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds – bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass – are sometimes being drowned out by noise from …