Outdoors blog archive for Nov. 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011






One of two wolverines photographed by Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department researchers using a motion activated camera at a baited camera station on April 13, 2011 in the Wallowa Mountains. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Wolverine study training volunteers in Sandpoint

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Volunteers with skills to travel deep into the backcountry on skis or snowshoes are being trained for monitoring bait stations involved in an Idaho-Montana wolverine research project. Wolverines are a backcountry-loving secretive member of the weasel family protected by the Endangered Species...

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Aging sagebrush rebel keeps up fight against feds

A 75-year-old lawyer who fought private property rights battles alongside Idaho U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth and her Nevada rancher husband Wayne Hage in the 1990s is still cultivating the Sagebrush Rebellion’s roots and earning handsome speaking fees from conservative audiences across the West. Associated Press...

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Feds propose habitat protections for Selkirk caribou 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday a proposal to designate 375,562 acres of critical habitat in North Idaho and northeastern Washington for southern Selkirk Mountains woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The action...

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Members sought for Master Hunters advisory board

HUNTING– The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 18 for membership on the department’s Master Hunter Advisory Group. Four positions are open on the 15-member volunteer group, which advises the state on issues affecting the department’s Master Hunter...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011


A gray wolf (Associated Press)

WA wolf management plan likely to be approved

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Despite considerable controversy over the proposed Washington Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, it's likely to be approved this weekend by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Read my previous blog post for links and details. The major point of contention is the...

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Rifle prize offered to lure Bitterroot wolf hunters

PREDATORS -- A southwestern Montana sportsman’s group is hoping to encourage wolf hunting in the Bitterroot Valley by holding a drawing for a rifle from among the names of those who successfully bag a wolf in December. Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association President Tony...

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MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011



The Lochsa River,  east of Lewiston, is a beautiful river that offers outstanding whitewater and borders a huge wilderness area. Hikers and horses cross a bridge and step into a wilderness complete with grizzlies and packs of wolves.

Lochsa land exchange flush with challenges

PUBLIC LANDS -- A public open house meeting is scheduled Tuesday in Grangeville to help the public understand a new proposal in the controversial Upper Lochsa Land Exchange involving national forest and private timberlands in Idaho. The new proposal to protect timberlands west of Lolo...

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Snowy owls making a scene across the country

View Snowy Owls in the Upper US, 2011-12 in a larger map BIRDWATCHING -- Inland Northwest birders have been buzzing this month about the early arrival of snowy owls as they migrate from the arctic to northern Washington and new places in North Idaho. This...

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Ski areas offer cool deal to fifth graders

WINTER SPORTS -- Once again, fifth-grade students are being treated like royalty at Inland Northwest ski resorts, with free skiing and other discounts. The Fifth Grade Ski or Ride Free Passport, costs $20, entitles students to three free lift tickets at each of the participating...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 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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