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Dec. 3, 2014, 9:27 a.m.

Forest Service Pressured By DeFazio To Stop Idaho Wolf Derby

A coalition of conservation groups and a U.S. congressman from Oregon have sent separate letters asking the U.S. Forest Service to require a pro-hunting group get a permit before being allowed to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in Idaho.

Nov. 26, 2014, 12:12 p.m.

BLM Reverses Decision To Permit Wolf And Coyote Hunting Derby In Idaho

Federal land managers are rescinding a permit that would have allowed a competition to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho.

Sept. 29, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

Idaho Wolf, Coyote Shooting Derby Wants Larger Area

A group that overcame a court challenge last winter to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to roughly double the area for a second event this winter.

Aug. 26, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

5 Hunters Face Deer Killing Charges In Oregon

Oregon wildlife officials say five hunters are facing illegal deer killing charges after the head of a freshly killed male deer was found in a vehicle southwest of Pendleton.

July 29, 2014, 10:53 a.m.

Idaho Suspends Plan For Hired Wolf Hunter

Idaho Fish and Game officials say they're suspending a plan to use a hired hunter to kill wolves until at least November of 2015.

July 8, 2014, 2:09 p.m.

Coastal County Tries Tax Gambit To Stop Recreation Fees

Grays Harbor County, Washington, is the first county in the Northwest to strike back against pricey recreation permits now being required by some large timber companies.

March 26, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

How More People Buying Guns Equals More Money For Wildlife

The run on firearms last year is turning into a windfall for conservation programs in the Northwest.

Jan. 29, 2014, 7:31 a.m.

Idaho Official Says Hunter Succeeded Eliminating 2 Wolf Packs

A state official says the reason a professional hunter has been called out of a federal wilderness in central Idaho is because he succeeded in killing all the wolves in two packs.

Jan. 23, 2014, 7:53 a.m.

Senators Skeptical Of Idaho Agency's Wolf Numbers

Senators questioned the accuracy of Idaho Department of Fish and Game's report on the number of wolves in Idaho during a hearing.

Nov. 18, 2013, 6:45 a.m.

Idaho Elk Hunters Concerned About Wolves

About a third of Idaho hunters making written comments on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission's draft elk management plan say they want more wolves killed to increase the elk population.

Oct. 18, 2013, 10:30 a.m.

The Paradox Of Octopus Hunting And Eating

There’s an interesting feature in the New York Times Magazine this week looking at the controversy surrounding octopus hunting in Puget Sound.

April 10, 2013, 12:27 p.m.

Wildlife Managers Updating Idaho's Elk Plan, Seek Input Online

Idaho Fish and Game is rewriting its plan to manage the state's elk population. That plan was last updated in 1997. The agency will host two online chats Wednesday and Thursday to hear from state residents.

March 5, 2013, 7:35 a.m.

Hunters Have Bagged Less Wolves In Idaho So Far This Year

Hunters appear to be having less success hunting and trapping wolves in the Idaho backcountry than a season ago.

Feb. 6, 2013, 6:30 a.m.

Study: Big Game Is Getting Smaller

If Teddy Roosevelt were to go big game hunting today, he might bring home slightly less-impressive trophies. That's because, according to a new analysis, the horns and antlers of North American wildlife have shrunk over the last century.

Feb. 4, 2013, 7 a.m.

Oregon Hunters Face Fine After Failing To File Report

Thousands of Oregon deer and elk hunters face a $25 fine after failing to make Thursday night's deadline for reporting their 2012 hunting results.

Dec. 24, 2012, 7:41 a.m.

Idaho Hunters Kill Fewer Wolves So Far This Season

Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say hunters have killed 116 wolves this hunting season through Dec. 15, about the halfway point of the 2012-2013 wolf hunting season.

Nov. 19, 2012, 3:09 p.m.

Idaho Hunters Kill 96 Wolves

Idaho officials say hunters have killed 96 wolves so far in the 2012-2013 hunting season.

Nov. 7, 2012, 2:17 a.m.

Idaho Voters Create Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, And Trap

Idaho voters Tuesday passed an amendment that adds the right to hunt, fish and trap to the state constitution.

Nov. 5, 2012, 8:41 a.m.

Divers Outraged Over Seattle Octopus Hunt

Some Seattle scuba divers are upset at two divers who pulled a giant Pacific octopus out of a popular dive spot within sight of the downtown skyline.

Nov. 2, 2012, 4:42 p.m.

Podcast: A Nickel-Mining Invasive Plant, Ports' Decreasing Air Pollution, And More

A look at Amelia Templeton's reporting on the invasive yellow tuft alyssum plant. We've also got stories about reducing air emissions at Northwest ports, climate change and salmon, hunting rights on the ballot in Idaho and more.

Oct. 24, 2012, 5:58 p.m.

Idaho Voters to Decide Right to Hunt Amendment

When Idaho voters decide the fate of HJR 2, they'll be determining whether to constitutionally preserve the right to hunt, fish, and trap. Backers say these activities are a critical part of Idahoans' way of life. Opponents say HJR 2 makes it too hard to restrict trapping in the future.

Aug. 24, 2012, 5:07 p.m.

Idaho Wildlife Summit Seeks Answers to Future Problems

Idaho's first ever [Wildlife Summit]( "") is happening this weekend. It's a three day public discussion over the future of wildlife management in the state. Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore says the big issue is over money.

May 23, 2012, 1:28 p.m.

Feds Want Study On Makah Whaling

Federal agencies want a new study of gray whales on the Washington coast before the Makah tribe is permitted to exercise its treaty right to whaling.

April 25, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

2 Brothers Suspected In Spokane Moose Poaching

SPOKANE, Wash. — Fish and Wildlife agents say tips from the public led them to two brothers suspected of poaching a moose in a popular hiking area near Spokane.

April 25, 2012, 8:28 a.m.

Klamath Falls Man Accused Of Bear-Baiting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — State fish and wildlife troopers arrested a Klamath Falls man accused of illegally hunting bears with bait.

April 10, 2012, 8:24 a.m.

EPA Says It Can't Regulate Lead In Hunting Bullets

LEWISTON, Idaho — The Environmental Protection Agency has denied a petition from environmental groups asking it to regulate the lead used in some ammunition.

April 4, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

Environmentalists Seek Review of Idaho Wolf Death

LEWISTON, Idaho — Two environmental groups are urging state and federal officials to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a wolf that was trapped and killed in Idaho last month.

March 16, 2012, 9:14 a.m.

Idaho Reps OK Hunting From ATVs in Backcountry

BOISE, Idaho — Backcountry trails on Idaho's federal lands would open to all-terrain vehicle-riding hunters, under a measure passed by the House over Department of Fish and Game objections.

March 2, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

Calif. Wildlife Official Under Fire For Idaho Puma Hunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The president of California's Fish and Game Commission is facing an ethics complaint after coming under fire for killing a mountain lion in Idaho.

Feb. 28, 2012, 8:30 p.m.

Idaho Lawmakers Shoot Down Bill Allowing Wolf Hunting By Helicopter

BOISE, Idaho — A bill that would allow Idaho ranchers to use powered parachutes, helicopters and live-bait traps to hunt problem wolves has died in the Senate.

Oct. 19, 2011, 12:20 p.m.

Court Lets Hunt Go On In Idaho, Montana

Oct. 17, 2011, 1:06 p.m.

Idaho, Montana Wolf Hunts Challenged

Environmental groups today went to court to stop wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana, where big-game rifle hunting is getting underway. The emergency injunction motion comes against the backdrop of an effort to overturn congressional action lifting endangered species protections for gray wolves.

Aug. 31, 2011, 2 p.m.

Fewer Hunters Making Idaho A Destination

Aug. 31, 2011, 10 a.m.

Idaho's Wolf Hunt Gets Underway

Boise ID - Idaho's wolf hunting season has begun, and the state has sold more the 8,000 tags. But some in the hunting and ecotourism industries don't think adding wolves to the hunting mix will generate a lot of money for the state.

Aug. 24, 2011, 1:28 p.m.

Fish And Game Commission Discounts, Refunds Non-Resident Wolf Tags

July 28, 2011, 4:12 p.m.

Idaho Allows Wolf Hunting Season With Traps, No Kill Quota

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners approve new rules for how wolves can be trapped and hunted.