Wildlife Express Press Releases and Blogs

  • native burbot being held for habitat restoration head shot April 2017

    It’s known as a ‘Kootenai leopard’ and it tastes like lobster. Introducing, the burbot

    Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:02 PM MST

    It might be hard to get your friends out fishing with you this winter, but tickle their fancy with tales of a freshwater cod that looks more like an eel than a trout, and you might be able to change their tune. This month’s issue of Wildlife Express takes a look at the unusual and harrowing life story of burbot, a now highly sought after sportfish that has rebounded from the help of dedicated researchers.

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    Wildlife Express: learn about a secretive forest dweller, the American marten

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 12:00 PM MST

    Cute is just one way to describe American martens. Learn more about these omnivorous forest-dwellers in this month’s issue of Wildlife Express.

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    November Wildlife Express: Corvids are cool!

    Monday, November 8, 2021 - 2:44 PM MST

    If you spend time outside, you have probably seen a bird from the corvid family, which include crows, ravens and jays. Get to know these social birds in the November edition of Wildlife Express.

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    Wildlife Express: Moose are magnificent!

    Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:28 PM MDT

    Moose may look big and awkward, but they really are powerful and graceful creatures. Usually found near wet meadows, streams, lakes, and ponds, you might also see moose in Idaho’s towns and cities during winter or early spring. It’s important to remember moose are wild animals and can be unpredictable.

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    Wildlife Express: Let’s explore Idaho’s mountains!

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 2:47 PM MDT

    In this issue of Wildlife Express, we take you to Idaho’s higher elevations for some high mountain lake fishing and unique wildlife watching.

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    Wildlife Express: Bees of Idaho

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 9:17 AM MDT

    Did you know Idaho has 707 native bee species? A University of Idaho scientist who studies bees believes the number is high because we have so many diverse habitats where different bees have adapted to different plants.

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    Wildlife Express: Songbirds bring sounds of spring

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 3:22 PM MDT

    This month’s Wildlife Express takes you on tour with some of Idaho’s most amazing songbirds and more

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    Wildlife Express: Let’s talk bass!

    Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:24 AM MDT

    Idaho has some great bass fishing across the state. From the Panhandle to the far reaches of the south, bass fishing can be extremely fun.

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    Wildlife Express: Blink and you’ll miss the western skink

    Monday, March 1, 2021 - 12:02 PM MST

    Can you tell the difference between a western skink and other Idaho lizards? Burrowed under rocks in Idaho’s grasslands and woodlands, these secretive reptiles have some unique characteristics that set them apart from other lizards.

  • A young boy sits on a cooler on a frozen lake with the words Wildlife Express in the center of the image.

    Wildlife Express: Let’s go ice fishing!

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:52 PM MST

    Ready to hit the ice? This month’s Wildlife Express covers everything you need to know about ice fishing, including tips on equipment, technique, ice safety, and more.

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    Wildlife Express: Red squirrels are energetic, noisy acrobats

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:11 AM MST

    Red squirrels create quite the commotion in Idaho’s forests, especially when it comes to protecting their territory. This month’s Wildlife Express provides a closer look at these energetic stashers and explains why they are a great game species for first-time hunters.

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    Wildlife Express: Mountain lions are one of Idaho’s top predators

    Monday, November 9, 2020 - 3:13 PM MST

    Mountain lions are found all across Idaho in a wide range of habitats. In this month’s edition of Wildlife Express, learn about predators and prey, what to do if you encounter a mountain lion and more.

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    Wildlife Express: Meet the Grouse

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00 PM MDT

    Have you ever had a quiet hike interrupted by an exploding bird? If so, you encountered a member of the grouse family. These birds don’t really explode, but their sudden getaway right at your feet will seem like a feathered explosion.

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    Wildlife Express: Magnificent elk

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:59 PM MDT

    This month covers one of Idaho's big game species. Found in diverse habitats around the state, elk live in sagebrush-covered deserts, aspen draws, above farm fields, high mountain meadows, or thick timbered ridges.

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    Wildlife Express: Redband trout are Idaho’s native resident rainbow

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 8:45 AM MDT

    Redband trout are found in a variety of stream habitats in Idaho, from some of the warmest streams in the Owyhee desert, to the smallest mountain streams in remote alpine settings of central and northern Idaho.

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    Wildlife Express: Marvelous mayflies, toothed dragons, constructing caddisflies

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 2:15 PM MDT

    Some may think aquatic insects are an outdoor nuisance, but did you know they play an important role in our environment?

  • Black bears are Idaho’s forest bears

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:54 AM MDT
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    Wildlife Express: Falcons are hunters on the fly

    Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:41 AM MST
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    Living near wildlife has its rewards, challenges

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:40 AM MST
  • Wildlife Express Banner: Beavers

    Beavers have long history in Idaho

    Friday, December 13, 2019 - 8:21 AM MST