Outdoors blog archive for July 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

Cody Hoseth, 16, of Mead, demonstrates to his stepbrother, Joey Zemke, 13, and Zack Sawchuk, 12,  behind Zemke, how difficult a shot it would be if waterfowl landed to the right of their hunting blind at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.  (Dan Pelle)

Youths get shot at Turnbull ducks

HUNTING -- For the second time since 1937, youngsters can apply for limited permits to participate in a two-day youth waterfowl hunt this fall at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will restrict the hunters under 16 to about eight hunting...

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Miss Mexico, Karin Ontiveros, poses in front of a marlin and sailfish sculpture in Barra de Navidad.
 (John Jankovsky)

Big billfish upstaged in Mexico

FISHING -- Former Spokane resident and angler John Jankovsy sends us a report of great fishing and great local pride in fish from his adopted home in Mexico. He included the photo above of what's reportedly been accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records...

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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011


Judge signs off on forest protections

NATIONAL FORESTS -- A federal judge signed off this month on an agreement between conservation groups and the U.S. Forest Service to update protections for rare and obscure species that depend on old growth forests to live. U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour in Seattle...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011



TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011




MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011








BLM sets planning workshops for public

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is conducting workshops in the next two weeks so the public can view maps and participate in developing proposals for managing 445,000 acres in Washington, including the Fishtrap Lake area and Huckleberry Mountains. Issues to be...

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SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011

Oh-oh: Northern pike caught in Lake Roosevelt

FISHERIES -- A fisherman on upper Lake Roosevelt Friday caught a northern pike, a non-native predator species fishery managers worry will spread down the Columbia River system. According to Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman Magazine, the fish was landed by walleye angler Davey McKern of...

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SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011



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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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