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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

Special Okanogan deer hunt deadline Aug. 14

HUNTING -- Eighteen lucky hunters will have an opportunity to hunt for deer this fall on the 6,000-acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeastern Okanogan County. Applications for the “limited-entry” deer hunt must be made by Aug. 14...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015


ROW Adventures kayak trip ranked among best in world

PADDLING -- If you're considering a great exotic guided sea-kayaking and hiking adventure, take a tip from National Geographic Traveler, which gave high ratings to an Inland Northwest company that thinks globally. Compelling Corsica, a unique sea kayaking and mountain hiking adventure vacation from ROW...

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015




FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015



A gull tries to deter a bald eagle from taking away another gull on Prince William Sound in Alaska.   (David Canales / Via U.S. Deptartment of Interior)

Photo: Gulls put up fight, but lose to bald eagle 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Two against one and the bald eagle still came out on top, according to photographer Davide Canales, who snapped this once-in-a-lifetime photo from his kayak on Prince William Sound in Alaska while on an 11-day expedition from Valdez to Whittier. He said...

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THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015




Hatchery fish are being released early in hopes they’ll survive. (Associated Press)

Hatchery salmon trucked to cooler water

FISHING — Federal officials say 160,000 juvenile salmon from a fish hatchery in central Oregon were transported by truck to a hatchery in Washington in an effort to save the fish from unusually high water temperatures. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday said...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015






A fish in its talons, an osprey flies over Hauser Lake on Monday.

Birder: Osprey takes heron down

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Somebody may have learned a lesson in this critter encounter described by Catherine Temple, an avid birder from Clarkston: I watched an interesting interaction this morning between an osprey and great blue heron. The osprey was dive bombing and chasing the heron...

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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

Washington wolf packs continue to evolve.

Wolf-killed cow confirmed near Cle Elum 57 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A cow on a grazing allotment near Cle Elum, Washington, was killed by a wolf, federal officials say. The cow’s carcass was discovered last Thursday by a Washington State University graduate student doing research on wolves. The kill was in the range of...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.









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