Pulling Quills

Had this bull on my property and noticed it had a nose full of porcupine quills. All of the biologists involved were awesome!

My Dad's first bear.

This was my Dad's first bear hunt and he came up from Colorado and bought a non-resident tag. It had been many years since we've been able to hunt together as we did when I was growing up in Colorado. I've been in Idaho for about 10 years now and finally talked my Dad into coming up here to hunt. He made the trip for one weekend to hunt black bears with me. I had a bait setup and we were getting some decent bears in. We hunted for a couple days (Friday and Saturday) and then he was to return home on Monday.

Noxious weeds: a serious habitat threat

I've heard a lot about pesky weeds in Idaho over the years. However, I was surprised to read the statistics in a recent Post Register article picked up by the Spokesman-Review.

Many of Idaho's wildlife management plans have sections dedicated to weeds as a habitat threat. I know that I'll be looking for additional information so that I'm personally not inadvertently spreading noxious weeds. I'll start with Idaho Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed Program.