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Outdoors blog archive for Sept. 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011



THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011


Clammers can harvest up to 15 razor clams such as this one, taken at Grayland, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Sept. 29, 2011, 7:04 a.m.

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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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011


Wed., Sept. 28, 2011, 8:07 a.m.

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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Wed., Sept. 28, 2011, 7:32 a.m.

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)

Tue., Sept. 27, 2011, 12:10 p.m.

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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With  the success of wilderness bills in Congress, maybe the Scotchman Peaks area has a chance. (Conor Branski)

Tue., Sept. 27, 2011, 10:15 a.m.

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)

Tue., Sept. 27, 2011, 9:01 a.m.

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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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Mon., Sept. 26, 2011, 4:33 p.m.

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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Mon., Sept. 26, 2011, 3:55 p.m.

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)

Mon., Sept. 26, 2011, 1:45 p.m.

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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