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WSU wolf researchers cast doubt on lethal control

Washington State University researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer.

Predator tag discounts continue

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a plan to continue offering discounts on nonresident tags for large predators in some units. The discounts will apply to black bear, mountain lion and wolf tags.

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Retired firefighter runs for fitness, fun in cities all over the world

Steve Munson, 61, retired from a life dedicated to fire management with the Forest Service. Now he runs — eight to 15 miles every other day, and 26.2 at least once a month.

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Hunt auction benefits ‘Wounded Warriors’

Edd and Leanne Woslum of Yellow Wolf Ranch, near White Bird, donated a white tail hunt for the Wild Sheep Foundation’s auction in February.

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First Deer

Laura Fischer of Grangeville recently got her first deer while hunting with her father, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game district conservation officer George Fischer.

Four wolf trapping courses slated

Idaho rules require prospective wolf trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

Coho, chinook harvests end this week

The historic, first time ever season for coho salmon in Idaho will end for the year Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Clearwater River basin.

Ski swap set for Nov. 22

Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area’s annual ski swap has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Grangeville High School cafeteria.

Night Shoot: Uhlorn closes in on Jungert

Weather for the fourth week of Cottonwood Gun Club’s six-week night shoot was clear and cool.

F&G board meeting to cover traps, tag fees

The Fish and Game Commission will hold a quarterly meeting in Post Falls on Nov. 12-13.

Steelheaders running hot

Large steelhead are now being caught on the Salmon River.

Poachers hit G’ville subdivision

Someone illegally shot and wasted a deer in a subdivision east of town, putting residents at needless risk — and wildlife wardens are on the case. A deer was shot in the neck in the Golden Hills subdivision during opening week.

Coho season coming through

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Oct. 20 approved an historic fishery for the first time ever: a specific season for coho salmon is open in Idaho.

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Pages succeed in first hunting seasons

On the Sunday morning of Opening Weekend 2014, Jackson Page, 10, went to his dad to ask for a chance to go after a deer he had seen weeks earlier and decided would be his come hunting season.

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Poachers disregard life, property

Poaching, always a problem this time of year, sometimes threatens homes. “We have been very, very busy,” IDFG conservation officer George Fischer said Monday, Oct. 27. “This deer was shot and left in a yard up Cow Creek.”

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