Outdoors blog archive for April 2011

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011


FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011




Five tips for opening day anglers

FISHING -- Saturday is opening day of the Washington lowland lakes fishing season, which means trout for dinner this weekend! Jeff Mayor of the Tacoma News-Tribune offered these five tips from his experiences with opening day: Pack your patience. If someone is struggling to get...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

Four loons that nested in Eastern Washington or hatched in the region’s waters died last year from poisoning caused by ingesting lead sinkers or jigs.Photo courtesy of Daniel Poleschook Jr. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Poleschook Jr. / The Spokesman-Review)

Lead tackle restricted at 13 lakes

FISHING -- Starting Sunday, the use of lead fishing tackle will be restricted in northern Washington at 13 lakes frequented by nesting common loons. After a year of discussion and public meetings, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to prohibit the use of lead...

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Bill would remove lead tackle, bullets from EPA rule 

ENVIRONMENT -- Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would protect fishing and hunting gear from environmental lawsuits, according to a report in Northwest Sportsman Magazine. Washington's 5th District Congresswoman is among 37 representatives cosponsoring "The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011


Snow still smothering Yellowstone Park

NATIONAL PARKS -- Early visitors to Yellowstone National Park should bring their snowshoes. Park Spokesman Al Nash said crews are encountering the deepest snow they've seen in 13 years on the park's roads, with the snow on Sylvan Pass 22 feet deep, with some drifts...

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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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