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TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2015


Toby Wyatt, left, of Reel Time Fishing based out of Clarkston, makes camp near the mouth of the Columbia in August to tap the ocean-bright fall chinook in the Buoy 10 fishery. (Reel Time Fishing)

Buoy 10 fishery bright for chinooks, coho

FISHING -- The Buoy 10 fishing season started with a bang over the weekend up from the mouth of the Columbia River for ocean-bright fall chinook and coho. Checkers found an average of nearly two coho kept per boat. A couple dozen fall chinook were...

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A wildfire smokes the evening skies near Ione on Aug. 1, 2015. (Steve Solberg)

Ione-area wildfire clouds the skies

CAMPING -- Be prepared for smoke and perhaps an aerial performance wherever you go camping or boating in the region this month during what's turning out to be a serious wildfire season. The photo above from Pend Oreille County goes with this report from Steve...

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

Warm water taking toll at fish hatcheries

FISHING -- Washington fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across the state. More than a dozen of the 83 fish hatcheries operated by the Department of Fish and Wildlife are experiencing low water levels or high water...

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MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015

In May, trail cams confirmed OR-7 had formed the Rogue Pack and sired pups. (Associated Press)

Another wolf sniffs out the digs in California 54 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that wildlife biologists have been tracking a gray wolf that has likely dispersed from Oregon into Siskiyou County in northern California. The presence of this new wolf – whose sex and specific origins...

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A whitetail buck, shown as it was found after Dan Hoke of Spokane bagged it during the rut near Lake Pend Oreille toward the end of Idaho's rifle deer season. (Dan Hoke)

Idaho discounting big-game hunting tags in August

HUNTING -- Resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident big-game tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk, Idaho Fish and Game Department officials announced last week. The discount is being offered only during August. In September,...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 1, 2015

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


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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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