KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man told authorities that he cut off a grizzly bear's claws as a memento after shooting it in self-defense because he was mad that the bear was going to eat him, according to court records.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wildlife managers are criticizing plans by Grand Teton National Park to shoot nonnative mountain goats by helicopter.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Conservationists worried that continued livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest could endanger grizzly bears are preparing to sue the U.S. government.
In the same year that Yellowstone National Park marks the 25th anniversary of gray wolf reintroduction, Colorado voters will have the power to pass or reject an initiative that would require its state wildlife division to reintroduce wolves by 2023.
In the world of women hunters, a Franklin County girl is the “Ultimate Extreme Huntress.”
Splashing in hot springs, ice climbing, climbing over Chicken-out Ridge on Borah Peak, taking all the cousins on a backpacking trip or marching into the backcountry to set up a tent in the snow with your young family – these are this year’s winners of the Outdoor section’s Banff Mountain Fil…
Getting into Yellowstone National Park after the roads closed on Nov. 3 has been problematic. Over the snow tours have started, but unless you are willing to shell out some serious cash to take all your family in a snow coach or rent snowmobiles for everyone, walking or skiing is pretty much…
I used to think that we Grayz on Trayz were the bad boys on the hill. Then I rode with the Targheezers and found out who the real bad boys are. Those of you who frequent Grand Targhee Ski Resort have undoubtedly seen the Targheezers, clad in their signature traffic-cone orange and gray ski s…
A group of former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners is urging the current commission and the state’s Fish and Game Department to step up and be advocates for imperiled salmon and steelhead runs.
I am way impressed by the crazy amount of knowledge that my grandkids possess. I sit down with them to read a magazine, like the National Wildlife Federation’s, Ranger Rick, only to have them start peppering me with questions I can’t answer, but they can. It is truly embarrassing for a so-ca…
We thought we were doing well temperaturewise on Saturday when we drove north past a sign in Ashton announcing 15 degrees.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park doesn't draw in and concentrate large numbers of grizzly bears, scientists have concluded.
Eight years, two gubernatorial elections and under the leadership of a new director, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released its environmental impact statement on bison conservation and management Tuesday.
KELLOGG — Two skiers died and five were rescued after an avalanche swept down two inbounds ski runs on Wardner Peak at Silver Mountain Tuesday morning.
The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center is reporting that three skiers were caught in a, “large slab avalanche,” in the backcountry just outside of Grand Targhee Resort on Tuesday. One of the skiers was fully buried and the other two partially buried. The group was able rescue the skier that was …
Beginning Wednesday, out-of-state residents riding off-highway vehicles in Idaho will be required to purchase a non-resident off-highway vehicle sticker.
RATHDRUM — Jake Millard is a straight shooter.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Four federal hydroelectric dams along the Snake River in Washington state bring both benefits and liabilities to the region, and there is no clear consensus in the state on whether the giant structures should be removed or retained, a new report said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Students at an Alaska high school have received lessons in anatomy, life skills and Alaska cultural traditions through an unusual study source: a moose carcass.
Thirty-three Yellowstone bison that had been held in quarantine — including 14 females with calves — were shipped from their pasture near Gardiner to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation last week.
You can tell when my wife, Julie, is particularly impressed with the beauty of a backcountry scene when she changes the pronunciation of the word “pretty.”
For the past several months, an Idaho birding site has had multiple entries from enthusiastic birders who have been seeing blue jays. From Island Park to Blackfoot, blue jay sighting reports keep coming in. Why is that unusual? Mainly because blue jays are regarded as an eastern species; the…
What surprised me most about cross-country skiing in the Kelly Canyon area Saturday was the lack of people. Not at the ski resort — it was busy, but beyond the ski resort in the National Forest land, it was empty.
Many Washington fishing guides are skeptical if not outraged about a new state requirement that takes effect Jan. 1 to report their clients’ license information and detail what fish they catch, when and where.
Rylan Lynam was feeling the pressure, and was itching to get his elk.
For the second time in 20 years, we ventured into the hills to cut our own Christmas tree. We should have learned from our past experience that this isn’t really a good idea. Here is what I wrote about that:
HELLER BAR — Anglers have banded together to secure ownership and preserve access to a small but important parcel of land along the lower Grande Ronde River.
There are a couple of the scary facts about chronic wasting disease worthy of a horror novel written by Stephen King.
The Post Register Outdoor section is holding a contest to give away five pairs of tickets to the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showing in Idaho Falls on Jan. 23 (Thursday).
Tickets for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour went on sale Tuesday morning and more than half are already sold.
BOISE — For spin casters and fly fishers alike, the week leading up to Thanksgiving on the Boise River is normally one of excitement as lines crisscross the water.
My kids sometimes go to great lengths to find a unique and/or useful gift to buy for me, whom everyone sees as difficult to please (nonsense). Recently, a cool folding grappling hook was added to my collection of gifts, that, over the years, has included the book "Odd Thomas" by Dean Koontz …
It’s that time of year when we dive into the deep end of the excess pool, buying every new shiny bauble that passes before our eyes, and, because we are Americans, eating twice the calories we need because people just can’t stop baking pumpkin-spiced everything.
The Idaho Falls Nordic Ski Patrol announced the lineup for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour shows next month.
It was frustrating to wander around on a mountainside, see lots of elk tracks, and not be able to connect with the animals. Obviously, our schedules weren’t matching, and I needed to figure out why before grandsons showed up with elk tags to fill. Out of desperation, I finally set up some tr…
It started snowing the night before Thanksgiving in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at about 7 p.m.
The Idaho Fish and Game recently finalized a land acquisition in the Bull’s Fork area east of Idaho Falls. The property adds an additional 1,552 acres to the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area and is open to the public for hunting and trapping. The funds for the acquisition were part of a mi…
Toward the end of November 2002, Lauren DeLand’s body started to ache. Her head hurt. She was fatigued. Barely able to get up in the mornings, she slept most days, flip-flopping between the bed and the couch.
Fisheries managers and researchers are gaining confidence that sturgeon in the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake River are reproducing.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently completed its survey of the South Fork of the Snake River fishery and found trout numbers above the 10-year average.
SEATTLE — Last month, a net pen used for fish farming and operated by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific began to dip below the surface off Bainbridge Island.
As Lake Coeur d’Alene’s overall health continues to deteriorate, Idaho Gov. Brad Little ordered a third-party review of the data recently.
Joe Walsh famously sings “I can’t complain but sometimes I still do.”
On a typical June day in Yellowstone, it’s not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley. The herds appear to aimlessly move back and forth through meadows threaded by a winding river, just passive figures in an idyllic scene. But as it turns out, that’s far from the full …
By now, the story of a major bird decline that appeared in Science Magazine this past fall and created quite a stir among biologists and the public is old news. The study revealed that almost 3 billion birds, one-fourth of the total birds in North America and a number that equals about 37 pe…
With the onset of winter, some animals become more visible and others disappear for the season. American badgers are one of those that pulls a disappearing act, migrating into underground burrows to await spring when food is once again abundant and days are pleasantly warm.
Bacon on a stick.
Every Fall, Idaho Fish and Game Magic Valley regional staff respond to calls from concerned residents about white sturgeon stranded in area canals, shallow pools, and below impoundment structures, such as dams.
Snow camping is the perfect way to treat yo self.
ILLIA — The Nez Perce Tribe and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission released 37 wild steelhead into the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam near here last week.
The sun was warming up the crag on Saturday to the point that some guys were taking off their shirts. Then it got scary.
The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is closing five roads in the Westside Ranger District to wheeled motorized vehicles beginning Friday.
Oh deer! Peak season for hitting wildlife on the road is here
For the first time in 24 years Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.
Many years ago, when I was radio-tracking mule deer in eastern Idaho as part of my university studies, an early October storm, similar to the one we have just experienced, dumped about a foot of snow on the summer ranges. Over the next week, all of the marked deer vacated the higher elevatio…