Outdoors blog archive for Sept. 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011


Silver Bow offers beginner fly-tying class

What: Learn the basics and how to tie six flies in two nights. When: 6 p.m. -9 p.m., Oct. 10-11. Where: Silver Bow Fly Shop. 13210 E Indiana Ave. Instructor: Angela Morgan. Cost: $75; pre-register, space limited. Contact: Silver Bow Fly Shop, 924-9998.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011


Fewer razor clams available for fall digs

SHELLFISHING -- Fewer razor clams will be available for harvest this season on the Washington Coast beaches, according to Washington Fish and Wildlife Department pre-season surveys. The decline, said state coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres, is due to the natural cycle of razor clam populations....

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Bowhunter seems to lure unwanted predators

HUNTING -- Years ago, before Jim Ebel had retired as manager of the Colville Fish Hatchery, I wrote a story about his unnerving encounter with a cougar. He was putting up a tree stand before the archery deer season when a cougar came in below...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011


Bear spray worked for bowhunters 

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- It's worth emphasizing that an Idaho archer was able to end a grizzly attack on his bowhunting partner on Saturday by using pepper spray, an essential that should be on the pack straps of every hunters in grizzly country. The elk hunter...

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Wolf plan heads wildlife panel's Oct. 6 agenda

ENDANGERED– Washington’s pending Wolf Conservation and Management Plan will be the focus of another special state Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Oct. 6 in Olympia. The discussion will center on the interaction of wolves with livestock and ungulates. Public comment will be accepted. The special...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Steelhead: Fin structure good with distinct margins. Normal head, slender body.  (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Steelhead fishing opens in Upper Columbia and tribs

STEELHEAD FISHING -- Fishing for hatchery steelhead opens Wednesday (Sept. 28) on the upper Columbia River above Rock Island Dam, and on the Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow, and Okanogan rivers, the , the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says. Salmon fishing will also reopen...

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Wild Night for Wilderness Sept. 30 in Sandpoint

CONSERVATION -- “Wild Night For Wilderness" – a community celebration of the great outdoors, is being organized into an evening of music, slides and updates on the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at Evans Brother’s Coffee in Sandpoint....

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From left, the alpha female (white-gray in color), a sub-adult wolf, alpha male (black) and a 2011 pup (black) from the Imnaha pack. Image captured on trail camera in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, in Wallowa County on July 9, 2011. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Calf found dead: More Imnaha wolves targeted

ENDANGERED SPECIES – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will kill two wolves from the Imnaha wolf pack, including the collared alpha male, after they were blamed for a livestock kill in Eastern Oregon. The department tracked an adult male wolf with a GPS...

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Albino mule deer fawn photographed near Billings, Mont. (Nels Houghton)

Albino mule deer fawn outstanding in the field

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- It wasn’t a ghost Nels Houghton first saw while jogging in the early morning near his Billings, Mont. Last weekend he returned and stalked to within 75 yards of the rare deer as it walked warily across a hillside, reports Brett French,...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Coeur d'Alene Tribe asserting right to hunt

TRIBAL HUNTING – The Benewah County prosecutor was incorrect to say the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in North Idaho does not have the right to hunt or fish on reservation land owned by non-tribal members, tribal officials say. “Any explanation or advice to people that tribal...

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Number of young hunters dropping in Oregon

HUNTING — The number of youth hunters is dropping as Oregon’s population continues to shift to urban areas, according to a report in the East Oregonian. Oregon youth hunting license sales for hunters ages 12-17 have dropped by more than 17 percent in the last...

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Wildlife photographer Paul Bannick, author of "The Owl and the Woodpecker," will be in Spokane on Wednesday.  Courtesy of Paul Bannick (Courtesy of Paul Bannick / The Spokesman-Review)

Photographer’s free program features Owls, woodpeckers 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Distinguished wildlife photographer Paul Bannick will present a free multimedia presentation based on his book "The Owl and the Woodpecker" TONIGHT (Sept. 26), starting at 5 p.m. in the Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center, Gonzaga University. The event is sponsored by Gonzaga Environmental...

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