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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: 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 …


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.


“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: The veterinarian

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


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: 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 …


Shutdown’s impact minimal for local wildlife managers

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


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.


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 …


Staying alive: insight on surviving encounters with dangerous wildlife

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


‘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.


Montana’s plan to fight spread of fatal wildlife disease gets stricter

Montana’s wildlife agency will be even more aggressive in fighting chronic wasting disease, according to a


Rocky Mountain wolverines studied in interaction with recreationists

Wolverines don’t make themselves easy to study. In addition to being able to gnaw their way out of log-cabin-like traps, they’re shaped kind of like a traffic cone.


Reader photo: Trumpeter swans return to Turnbull wildlife refuge

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Ammi Midstokke: Correspondence from the Serengeti

The sun is setting behind a cloud cover of blue hues as the greens and browns of the Serengeti fade to the monochrome of night. When the day loses color, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game kills 10 wolves

Idaho Fish and Game officials killed 10 wolves in an effort to improve elk survival rates in northern Idaho.


Reader photo: Chilly dip

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UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Biologists capture and tag massive cougar north of Chewelah

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


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 9:08 a.m.

As Spokane’s urban coyotes thrive, some pet owners grow worried

Coyotes. The wild canines thrive in many of the United States’ largest cities – including


Activists debate Native hibernating bear hunting

Congressional debate about Alaska hunting rules in April brought a spotlight on a little-understood Alaska Native technique of hunting bears in dens.


Wildlife Act would redirect oil and gas royalties to individual states

A bill pending in Congress would vastly increase money available for the management of at-risk species by minimizing long-standing wildlife funding mechanisms.


Elk hoof disease research in hands of Washington State University Veterinary School

Washington State University is poised to take over inconclusive research on elk hoof disease that’s been plaguing elk west of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon.


At their peak, snowshoe hares become forces of nature

A biological force of nature bigger than a bull moose lives in the boreal forests of North America. The biggest animals of the northern woods – by total species weight …


Out & about: Buck serves as reminder to not feed, attract wild animals

A small buck got its antlers tangled in some gardening netting. What started out at first as an annoyance, quickly became more serious.


Tests on bighorn skulls and horns show greater genetic diversity in herds of older animals

Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep …