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An un-bearable situation

An un-bearable situation

A young black bear was trapped in a cage, darted with an immobilizing drug, fitted with a yellow plastic ear tag, transported up a rough mountain road, and shot at with loud cracker shells and paint balls after …
Unusual cougar attack results in deaths of 12 lambs

Unusual cougar attack results in deaths of 12 lambs

In behavior that wildlife officials say is unusual for the species, a cougar apparently attacked 14 lambs last week in a pasture near Carlton. Ten of the lambs died in the attack, and two were so badly injured that they were euthanized.
Spotted owl status up for evaluation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Spotted owl status up for evaluation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is beginning an evaluation of the status of the northern spotted owl, in response to a petition to change the status of the owl from threatened to endangered. The review is as required …
Cinder out of hibernation in Idaho, making good recovery

Cinder out of hibernation in Idaho, making good recovery

Along with many of Washington’s black bears, Cinder has emerged from hibernation at an Idaho rehabilitation center where she spent the winter, preparing for her return to the Methow Valley.
Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Nate Hirsch, 15, was sitting on a couch in his upper Rendezvous home before school last week when he sensed something that made him turn around and look toward a window just behind him.
Black bears may make early emergence from hibernation

Black bears may make early emergence from hibernation

By Ann McCreary Unseasonably warm weather means Washington’s black bears are on the move earlier than normal this spring, and wildlife managers have tips for avoiding conflicts with hungry bruins. “Black bears usually start making an appearance in mid-to-late April, but warm weather can cause them to stir earlier,” said Rich Beausoleil, bear and cougar...
A grizzly future for the North Cascades?

A grizzly future for the North Cascades?

The future of grizzly bears in the North Cascades — and whether action should be taken to restore the grizzly population here — will be open for discussion during a series of public meetings that begins in the Methow Valley next month. A public open house on …
Informational meetings on grizzly bears

Informational meetings on grizzly bears

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host several open houses in March to provide information about the potential for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades. The meetings are part of the Grizzly Bear Restoration Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The purpose of the EIS is to determine whether the...
A better bear trap

A better bear trap

New device will help WDFW deal with ‘problem’ animals By Ann McCreary The contraption consists of a big metal culvert pipe, 7 feet long and 4 feet in diameter, with a solid metal door on one end and metal mesh on the other, mounted on a low trailer. It’s a new bear trap, and for...
Latest wolverine capture adds to insights about behavior

Latest wolverine capture adds to insights about behavior

By Ann McCreary
A healthy male wolverine was captured and fitted with a radio collar last week, the first wolverine to be captured this winter as part of an ongoing study of the elusive mammals in the North Cascades. The 30-pound wolverine was …