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Tale of bubonic plague in pumas revived by southern Yellowstone study

BILLINGS – Before the COVID-19 pandemic, way back in the 1300s there was a pestilence known as the “Black Death,” also called bubonic plague. Estimated to have killed millions during …

UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

Washington wildlife managers approve more liberal cougar hunting rules

Washington wildlife managers approved more liberal, regionally specific, cougar hunting guidelines Friday.

Wolves, cougars ambush smaller predators attracted by scraps

Wolves, cougars and other large predators are killing smaller carnivores, potentially controlling notoriously fecund species like coyotes.

Washington wildlife commission to review possible cougar hunting rule changes

Next week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission will consider four potential changes to Washington’s cougar hunting rules.

Scaring cougars for science: Research in northeast Washington looks at effectiveness, long term impacts of hazing

Bart George, a biologist with the Kalispel Tribe, is studying the effectiveness of various ways of scaring cougars while also documenting whether these methods prompt mountain lions to change their …

Flying feline: Leaping cougar snags a midair turkey dinner

It’s a pose to which any cat owner can relate.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss 2020 cougar hunting season

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has assembled an internal working group to develop recommended changes to the cougar hunting seasons.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019

No. 23 Washington State scores six first-half goals, routs James Madison

Makamae Gomera-Stevens scored a goal just 21 seconds into the match and the 23rd-ranked Washington State Cougars (3-0) breezed to a 6-3 nonconference victory over the James Madison Dukes (1-2) …

Study: Elk can be just as good at avoiding cougars and wolves as they are at hiding from hunters

Elk are crafty creatures. Just ask any elk hunter.

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more discussed during WDFW Q&A session

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Cougar attacks child in Leavenworth; boy’s dogs drive big cat off

A cougar attacked a child Saturday evening in a city park in Leavenworth, Wash. The boy’s two dogs fought the cougar, eventually running the big cat off. The boy suffered …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Three Washington bills deal with cougars, hounds

Two bills dealing with cougars are in state senate committee hearings Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Cougar kills alpacas near Riverside State Park

A young male cougar attacked and killed eight alpacas near Riverside State Park sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Pullman businesses and fans energized by football team’s meteoric rise

Hannah Wilson, a 20-year-old junior at Washington State, doesn’t typically go to college football games. That’s about to change.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Washington State’s Deion Singleton has career night replacing ejected Skyler Thomas

Washington State backup safety Deion Singleton was about to have career day. But it came as a result of a rather bizarre play: a fumble review that resulted in the …

Increased cougar sightings don’t necessarily mean increase in big cats’ population

Cougars have been in the news this summer. Numerous sightings, incidents and attacks have left many wondering, why? The common-sense answer? There must be more cougars. Experts disagree.

Washington teen shoots cougar with arrow, saves brother from attack

On Sept. 8, Amaya Simpson and Cole Seymour decided to head into the woods near their home in Inchelium, Washington, and practice elk calls. Something else showed up.

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.

Derek Bayley repeats as Idaho amateur match play champion

Derek Bayley, who recently concluded his collegiate career at Washington State University, collected another Idaho Golf Association men’s amateur match play championship.

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018

Biologists capture and tag massive cougar north of Chewelah

Wildlife biologists caught and tagged a massive 197-pound cougar Monday.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

Tyler Hilinski comes up big in WSU’s comeback win over Boise State

Prior to Saturday, Tyler Hilinski had attempted 39 passes in just over one season wearing a Washington State uniform. But the sophomore quarterback emerged as one of several WSU heroes …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Picking the Cougars: Projections for all 12 of Washington State’s 2017 football games

Judging by the last few seasons, you may have a better chance of choosing the correct Powerball numbers than predicting Washington State’s schedule with 100 percent accuracy. The same team …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Cornerback from Texas verbally commits to Washington State

Erick Hallett II is leaving the Lone Star State for the Palouse and an opportunity to contribute as a part of Alex Grinch’s “Speed D.” Hallett II, a three-star cornerback …

Determining depth: A projection of Washington State’s 2017 two-deep

Washington State practice is closed to the public for the rest of the season, meaning fans and reporters who still haven’t gotten their fix of preseason football will have to …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

All-camp team: 5 Washington State football players who made the biggest impact during fall camp

We take a quick look back at the first three weeks of Washington State football practice and hand out all-camp honors to the five players who looked the best during …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017

Taylor, Washington State hoping for better start to 2017 season

Robert Taylor isn’t alone. He’s not the first Washington State student who’s made a costly after-hours blunder on the Pullman campus and he certainly won’t be the last.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017

Washington State gets pledge from California receiver

Patrick Nunn received an offer from Washington State in March and six months later, the wide receiver from San Mateo, California, has given a verbal pledge to the only Pac-12 …

12 players who could make life hard for Washington State this season

Week 1, it was a wide receiver from Eastern Washington. Week 2, it was a running back from Boise State. Week 11, it was a quarterback from Colorado and Week …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

Top basketball recruit Roberto Gittens to attend JC, not WSU this fall

The crown jewel of Washington State’s 2017 basketball recruiting class won’t suit up for the Cougars this season.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Washington State’s Onyeukwu making quick work of his short stint in Pullman

The college experience is going by at warp speed for Chima Onyeukwu.