Stories tagged: wildlife
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 …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
The stars are shining brighter and the glare of lights is a little less disorienting to creatures of the night in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this year.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
The popular annual Osprey Boat Cruise that follows biologists checking nests and banding young “fish hawks” is set for July 15 at 9 a.m.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
A popular trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Feral pigs were quickly targeted last year in Washington by state and federal wildlife officials who closed down a state wildlife area near Moses Lake and used traps, bait stations, …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Gray seals are booming. They’ve flocked to coastal Massachusetts, where hunters once killed the animals wholesale. Where seals go, sharks often follow. Great white sightings in Cape Cod increased from …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gray wolves appear to be checking out territory west of the Cascades in eastern Skagit County, according to photos, tracks and other signs, federal officials say.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Summer is prime time for new hunters to enroll in hunter education classes in Idaho and Washington. State wildlife officials say prospective hunters to procrastinate can find fall classes full …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
As goslings crawl over a shoreline branch to swim after their parents, a largemouth bass blasts up to the surface and claims one for dinner.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
The staff at an animal sanctuary in Oregon had tried all they could to find their blind bison named Helen a pasture pal.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
As more people head outdoors to enjoy spring weather, they’re entering nature’s nurseries where it’s best to leave the babies be. Last week, for example, a male whitetail fawn was …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a male grizzly bear that had been shot to death was found in the Stillwater River in northwestern Montana.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a black bear hunter reported shooting a grizzly bear about 5 miles northeast of Missoula.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks, sea kayaks and recreational kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway in June as part of an annual skills program offered …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
We’re essentially daytrading our outdoor management practices when we should be looking at moderate investment plans for the long haul, with little need for restructuring. So I worry.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
There is a 150-foot elevation drop on No. 4 and another 100-foot plunge on No. 16. In all, the differential from the lowest point on the golf course to the …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
Biologists are hoping a rare subspecies of foxes spotted in Oregon can help boost the number of them living in California.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Details of Yellowstone National Park’s individual wolves and their inter-relatedness can be found in one place: online at Ancestry.com, a website formerly reserved for rooting out human family trees.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In response to an epidemic of foolish, irresponsible and sometimes illegal behavior over the last two record-setting years of attendance, Yellowstone National Park officials are asking 2017 visitors to “Take …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
A group of conservation advocates want to block the federal government’s aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife biologists travel through the landscape with an educated eye for detail. They’re like bird dogs, sensing more than most people would ever see. They make connections between critters and …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
A two-week project to remove non-native carp from Lake Spokane started on Monday, and state fisheries managers are tapping the opportunity to target invasive northern pike, too.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Health officials say a King County toddler may have contracted a rare disease linked to microscopic roundworm eggs found in raccoon droppings.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Two Bear Air, the Whitefish-based free helicopter rescue serviced that’s saved a lot of grief for the region’s outdoorsmen, will put on a demonstration for an Idaho Trails Association gathering …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Nobody – no hunter, no poacher – has shot more moose in Washington than Woody Myers. His weapon was a rifle. His aim: usually to save the animal’s life rather …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
A baby otter was nursed back to health after being rescued by utility workers who found it struggling to get out of a canal on the outskirts of Phoenix, officials …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
An “aww” inspiring bear cub is making his public debut in New York City.