Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

Snowshoeing topic at Fernan meeting

WINTER SPORTS -- Snowshoeing past and present will be the topic of the free program Tuesday at the Panhandle Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Club meeting. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District office, 2500 E. Sherman in Fernan Village. Park...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2011

SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

Birds show signs of spring fever

BIRDWATCHING -- The ever-vigilant eyes of area birdwatchers are finding more to see every day. Here's this week's report from Charles Swift in Moscow: I had a smallish mixed flock of Bohemian and cedar waxwings on campus this morning. There might be more Bohemians around...

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Dine for birds with CdA Audubon

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- If you have a love for birds, make time in your Valentines Day for the Coeur d'Alene Audubon Society's Midwinter Banquet, Feb. 14, at the Greenbriar Inn, 315 Wallace Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $35. Reservations due by Feb. 7 to Coeur...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011




Fly-tying class geared to beginners

FLY FISHING -- Silver Bow Fly Shop is offering the last chance before spring to take a beginner fly-tying class. Learn to tie 6 reliable fly patterns with techniques that can be applied to many more. When: Feb. 7-8 Where: Silver Bow Fly Shop Instructor:...

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First salmon of season shows in Columbia

FISHING – It’s a harbinger of spring, or perhaps a harbinger of spring chinook salmon fishing. An 18-pound lower river stock spring chinook was picked up in the lower Columbia commercial sturgeon fishery on Wednesday. The fish, checked by Oregon fisheries officials, is the first...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011





See documentary on Skeena River woes

RIVERS -- Whether you're a paddler or a steelhead angler, you've probably heard of British Columbia's Skeena River. It's an iconic natural resource that's threatened, according to a documentary that will be playing in Spokane on Friday. "Awakening at the Skeena," a film by Andrew...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011






Frank Whitney caught this 23-inch kokanee -- weighing 4 pounds, 3 ounces -- while fishing Lake Roosevelt the weekend of Jan. 22-23, 2011, out of Keller. (Courtesy photo)

Why fish for kokanee at Roosevelt?

FISHING -- Frank Whitney holds up one of the reasons anglers might want to pursue kokanee at Lake Roosevelt Whitney caught this beefy 23-incher -- weighing 4 pounds, 3 ounces -- while fishing over the weekend out of Keller. His friend, Eldon Wagner, wasn't quite...

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MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

Spokane Boat Show has (safety) class

BOATING -- Get more bang for your buck by multitasking at the Spokane National Boat Show, which opens Friday and runs through Feb. 6 at Spokane Interstate Fair and Expo Center. The eight-hour America’s Boating Course, which satisfies Washington’s mandatory boater education requirements, will be...

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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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