Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014


Mar Don Resort lures anglers with special deal

FISHING -- With the spotlight this week shining on the lowland trout fishing season that opens Saturday, lakes that are open to fishing year-round are temporarily in the shadows. MarDon Resort ...



Oregon rancher kills 500-pound black bear

WILDLIFE -- A huge black bear by Oregon standards has been killed by a rancher legally defending the family's property. Hunters are scratching their heads wondering how they missed seeing ...



BLM seeks artist in residence for Idaho wilderness

WILDERNESS -- Here's a wild opportunity for professional artists looking for immersion in a canyonland wilderness landscape: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Idaho will host two week-long Artists-in-Residence, one for the Bruneau-Jarbidge ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Wyoming mule deer log longest migration

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A Wyoming herd of about 500 mule deer travels 50 miles from the Red Desert to the southern end of the Wind River Range, where it joins ...


Two-day-old bald eagle chicks active in nest

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "I love the little wings and the open mouth," says Spokane Valley pastor and photographer Craig Goodwin, back from a North Idaho birding adventure. "The eaglets are ...




Birder counts woodies galore

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The sight of a wood duck will brighten anyone's day.  That's why Wayne C. Weber of Delta, British Columbia, is probably wearing sun goggles this week.  Here's his birding ...



MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014


Six sea lions killed to protect Columbia salmon

FISHING -- Six California sea lions have been killed to protect endangered salmon crossing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, the Associated Press reports. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Jessica ...


Yellowstone Park roads opening to vehicles

PARKS – Snowplows at Yellowstone National Park opened the main road into Old Faithful over the weekend, marking the beginning of the spring tourist season. The East Entrance is scheduled to open ...



Photo: five cougars near Newman Lake home

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Ken Vanden Heuvel got a big surprise when he checked out the photos on the trail cam that's pointed down the driveway of his Newman Lake-area home. ...


Volunteer for Palisades Park cleanup Saturday

TRAILS – Volunteers are needed for the annual Palisades Park Cleanup starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Meet at the intersection of Greenwood, Rimrock and Basalt roads. A tailgate party ...


Rich Landers

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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. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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