Tribute to Mishka, RIP Washington’s First Karelian Bear Dog

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s First Karelian Bear Dog has Passed… This Is His Story.          Bruce Richards and Mishka Upon Their Retirement in 2015 In Bruce’s own words: On December 27th, the old black and white …

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Washington’s Wildlife Management Needs a New Focus: You Can Help!

In the early years of the last century, many states began to realize that once-abundant wildlife populations were succumbing to human pressure from over-hunting, from habitat loss, and from government-sponsored programs aimed at eradicating species viewed as harmful to farmers …

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Researcher Rescued from Tree: Wolves Keep Watch Below, but Show No Signs of Aggression

Researcher Rescued from Tree: Wolves Keep Watch Below, but Show No Signs of Aggression This should have been the toned-down headline for a recent news story of a student doing fish research in eastern Washington State who encountered a pair …

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Safety Advice for Living and Recreating in Cougar Country

On Saturday, May 19th, two recreationalists riding mountain bikes were attacked by a young, emaciated cougar near North Bend, Washington. Tragically, one of the riders did not survive the attack. Since that event, Western Wildlife Outreach has received a number …

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Ryan Zinke is Right: Restore Grizzly Bears to the North Cascades

Photo of NW grizzly bears, B.C. courtesy of Lorna and Darrell Smith, WWO   Guest Editorial by Joe Scott,  first published in the Seattle Times on April 24th, 2018 reprinted with his permission. Joe Scott has worked on grizzly-bear conservation in Washington …

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Keeping Your Dog Safe in Wolf Country

Keeping Your Dog Safe In Wolf Country

Carry Bear Spray and Know How to Use It!


Wolves Were Once Our Partners

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Reprinted with permission of Rick Lamplugh, Author,  In the Temple of the Wolves and Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy Wolves helped Homo sapiens outcompete Neanderthals As wolves are slaughtered in Oregon and …

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Nature’s Own (Protecting Your Horse and Other Domestic Animals from Predators)

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  AUDREY PAVIA Reprinted from NOV 29, 2011 Stable Management                Imagine living in a world of ferocious saber-toothed cats and huge dire wolves, always on the lookout for prey. The ancestors of today’s horses had …

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Turning Fear of Wildlife into Something Positive

Reprinted from THE FREE PRESS PHIL MCLACHLAN Fri Jun 16th, 2017 Editors Note: Western Wildlife Outreach has long been warning mountain bike enthusiasts about the need for caution when riding back country trails in bear and/or cougar country. The “need …

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