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Moose on Mount Jumbo

Moose on Mount Jumbo

A moose is seen on Mount Jumbo near Cherry Street on Wednesday morning.

July 31, 2014 6:43 amLoading…
Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

MISSOULA — A moose wandered into the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood Wednesday morning, an unusual urban wildlife sighting for Missoula residents more accustomed to deer, bears and raccoons – even elk.

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Wyomingites asked to report dead sage grouse

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are asking Wyomingites to report dead sage grouse so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus.

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Simpson: E. Idaho sheep station will remain open

BOISE, Idaho — A sheep research facility that has operated for about a century on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open, Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said.

July 17, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…
Montana considers scaling back sage-grouse hunt

Montana considers scaling back sage-grouse hunt

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials have dropped their plans to cancel this year’s sage grouse hunting season, and they are instead proposing to severely limit where the game birds can be pursued because of their low numbers.

July 09, 2014 2:58 pmLoading…

Officials can't find bear that attacked woman

KALISPELL — State wildlife officials have been unable to find the bear that attacked a Montana woman while she ran with her dogs last week on U.S. Forest Service land north of Columbia Falls.

July 07, 2014 12:56 pmLoading…

Female grizzly, cubs relocated to Hungry Horse

KALISPELL — Wildlife biologists with the state and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes moved a 6-year-old female grizzly bear and her two male cubs from the Flathead Indian Reservation to a spot east of Hungry Horse Reservoir.

June 30, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…
Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to order faster action on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx, after wildlife officials said it could take until 2018 to finish the long-delayed work.

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Lots of visitors

Lots of visitors

Yellowstone National Park visitors collect to photograph wildlife. Visitation to the park is up over last year.

June 11, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Senators want bison declared national mammal

Senators want bison declared national mammal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's historical significance and importance to Native Americans.

June 11, 2014 9:13 am Photos

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Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.

May 26, 2014 1:47 pm Photos

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Montana FWP approves killing of 100 wolves per year by landowners

Montana FWP approves killing of 100 wolves per year by landowners

Montana landowners could kill a combined 100 gray wolves annually if the predators are perceived to pose a threat to humans or domestic animals, according to a rule that received initial backing from state wildlife commissioners Thursday.

May 22, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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Wyoming game wardens push for steeper penalties

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming game wardens are pushing state lawmakers to make some game violations felonies, arguing that poachers face minimal fines while at times making hundreds of thousands of dollars off illegally taken wildlife.

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Westslope cutthroat

Westslope cutthroat

Westslope cutthroat

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Gazette opinion: Beauty and carnage in Paradise Valley

Gazette opinion: Beauty and carnage in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley is where buffalo roam and the deer and antelope play. As the only year-round route into Yellowstone National Park, Highway 89 is used by more than a million park visitors annually. Anglers and boaters are drawn to fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River that Highway …

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Guest opinion: Fish & Wildlife Commission discards consensus elk plan

Guest opinion: Fish & Wildlife Commission discards consensus elk plan

I am fortunate to have served with 11 outstanding, diverse Montanans, on the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks statewide elk brucellosis working group. FWP convened us to develop guidelines for elk management in areas with brucellosis, which the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted. We …

April 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Elk harvest up 30 percent in Jackson Hole area

Elk harvest up 30 percent in Jackson Hole area

JACKSON, Wyo. — The number of elk killed in the Jackson Hole area is up over last season.

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Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay in place

Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay in place

Federal lawmakers pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday to drop the administration’s plan to end federal protections for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states.

March 19, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…

Bear, wolf, lion safety course planned in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a free public workshop on how people can protect themselves against bears, lions and wolves in the backcountry.

March 18, 2014 10:22 amLoading…

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