Animal behaviour continues to surprise

The red fox is usually a wary creature, unwilling to let humans get too close. Our experience proves that the foxes set the rules on this though and a good meal may outweigh cautiousness. Photo courtesy of Jacob Thomas

After suffering through a few computer viruses from clicking on seemingly harmless stories, I am pretty cautious about what I choose to view on the internet.

Checking on the harvest

A mule deer buck shot in Unit 32 in southwest Idaho. Roger Phillips / Idaho Fish and Game

As expected, deer harvests appear to be down so far this year and elk harvest is tracking similar to last year, but there’s plenty of season left and whitetail hunting is moving into its prime season.

Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, invasive quagga mussels cover this formerly sunken boat at Lake Mead in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nev. Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

BOISE — Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways.

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