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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015

Four pronghorns were run down and killed after midnight on Aug. 27 near Mud Lake, Idaho, south of SR33. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Poachers run down 4 pronghorns in Idaho 14 

POACHING -- Somebody used a vehicle to run down four pronghorns in an agricultural field west of Mud Lake, bordering the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), south of State Highway 33 just after midnight on Aug. 27. Three does and a fawn were killed. An agricultural...

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A record run of fall chinook “upriver brights” mostly headed for the Hanford Reach is forecast for the Columbia River this year. (Rich Landers)

Hanford Reach fall chinook fishing picking up

FISHING -- The fall chinook fishery in the Hanford Reach is starting to pick up, says Paul Hoffarth, Washington Fish and Wildlife biologist in the Tri-Cities. "This past week several nice bright chinook were harvested at Vernita, White Bluffs, Ringold, and in the Tri-Cities," he...

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MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2015

Large sturgeon are dying in the Columbia River in mid-July, 2015.  Some combination of factors related to warmer-than-normal water temperatures and extremely low flows for July are likely the causes, experts say. (Karla Bahena)

Columbia River sturgeon fishing moratorium rescinded

FISHING -- State fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are rescinding a moratorium on sturgeon fishing in the Columbia River Basin starting Tuesday, Sept. 1. Water temperatures have returned to normal, ending the warm-water conditions that killed more than 80 sturgeon on the Columbia River...

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Wild steelhead. (Associated Press)

Steelhead fishing rules changing on Tucannon River

FISHING -- Tucannon River angers will have new restrictions starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, in order to offer further protection to wild steelhead. Here are the details from from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Action: Rule changes for steelhead fishery and other game fish....

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SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 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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