Tag Archives: Wildlife

Our view: Deadly animals, big and small – Editorials

The fatal mauling of a Seattle bicyclist in western Washington serves as a reminder that nature is wild and poses unavoidable threats to human beings when we venture into it — or when nature ventures to us. The friends riding the trails near Snoqualmie did everything right when they spotted the cougar — got off […]
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Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

Officials in both states have said the case is among the largest and most complex they’ve ever investigated. Source: Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

1st Wolverine Mother Found In Washington’s South Cascades

For the first time in recent history, a mother wolverine has been spotted in the southern part of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. The carnivores had been wiped out of the region after excessive hunting and trapping in the mid-1900s. A female wolverine was first spotted in Washington’s southern Cascade Mountains two years ago. Wolverines look like […]
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Authorities remove arrows from impaled deer 

Authorities have removed arrows from the head and body of a pair of deer in the Shady Cove area, according to the Oregon State Police. Source: Authorities remove arrows from impaled deer | OregonLive.com

Biologists remove arrows from wounded deer

Two black-tailed deer are on the mend and expected to survive after biologists on Wednesday captured and successfully removed target arrows embedded in each of them, authorities said.The two tame “city deer” were located late Wednesday morning in the Mason Way area of Shady Cove and shot with tranquilizers by Oregon Department of Fish and […]
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A safe future for wildlife benefits all Oregonians: Guest opinion

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is a potential game-changer for Oregon’s people and wildlife. Oregon is a wildlife wonderland. The misty spout of a gray whale, a summer evening flutter of bats and the squeak of a pika in the Columbia Gorge are priceless. All of these animals need our help. But for most of […]
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Humans learning to live with elk settling in Warrenton, Oregon

While residents sat at City Hall in early February and asked their mayor what could be done about elk roaming downtown, five young bull elk nibbled grass in front of a house several blocks away. Warrenton isn’t Gearhart, where elk are the bane of a golf course, a protective mother elk once menaced beachgoers and […]
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Once-Vanished Fishers Are Making Their Comeback In Washington

Biologists released a handful of weasel-like animals called fishers into the Washington Cascades in 2015. Two years later, they returned to see if they were surviving and reproducing. Source: Once-Vanished Fishers Are Making Their Comeback In Washington

Tooting Oregon’s bighorns

Jim Bittle’s participation last week in one of Oregon’s greatest wildlife success stories came strictly from behind. The Central Point man parlayed his position on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission into a key role during the capture of 20 California bighorn sheep from the Deschutes River Canyon and their release in Oregon’s John Day […]
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Idaho short-eared owl study expanding to 8 western states

Researchers believe there has been a 60 percent decline in the owl’s population in the West over the last 40 to 50 years. Researchers observing a possible decline in short-eared owls are expanding their study from Idaho to eight western states. Source: Idaho short-eared owl study expanding to 8 western states – Idaho – Capital […]
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