KENNEWICK -- The Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society (LCBAS) is holding its monthly meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Kennewick First Lutheran Church, at the corner of Highway 395 and Yelm Street in Kennewick.
The cost is free and the public is welcome.
This month's meeting will feature Mike Schroeder, a certified wildlife biologist who has pursued research and management of grouse since 1981.
Schroeder joined the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1992 and has continued to focus most of his activities on the biology and management of grouse. His talk will focus on the ecology of sage-grouse and the efforts to manage them.
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For more information, go to lcbas.org.
Idaho clears wolves in fatal dog attack
WALLACE, Idaho -- A state wildlife official says an investigation has failed to find clear evidence that a dog died in an attack by wolves last week in northern Idaho.
Idaho Fish and Game official Josh Stanley says he could find no evidence of wolf tracks in the snow where the domestic dog was killed Wednesday about a mile north of Wallace. Another dog suffered wounds to the face in the skirmish.
Stanley told the Shoshone News Press that he tracked a 100-yard radius around the home where the attack took place and found tracks more closely resembling dogs or coyotes.
Idaho rules allow citizens to shoot wolves only if they have a hunting tag or to protect domestic animals and livestock.
Montana hunters want more wolves, bears killed
BUTTE, Mont. -- Hunters in Butte want more wolves, black bears and mountain lions killed to increase deer, elk and moose numbers.
Hunters told Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists last week that more predator control is needed so more game species are available for hunting.
The Montana Standard reported that the agency has been holding meetings to discuss the 2012-13 hunting season proposals the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission adopted earlier this month.