Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012

Peter Grubb, owner of ROW Adventures, pilots paddle rafters on a wet ride through the Devil’s Toenail Rapids on the Spokane River in Riverside State Park. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

ROW Adventures rates No. 1 in Travel + Leisure survey

OUTSTANDING – ROW Adventures, a Coeur d’Alene-based rafting and adventure travel company, was named No. 1 Tour Operator in the 2012 World’s Best Awards survey by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Tour operators were rated on criteria such as staff, itineraries, activities, accommodations, food and...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

Chelan tailrace opening to salmon fishing

FISHING -- Starting Saturday, fishing for chinook salmon will be allowed at the Lake Chelan Project Tailrace to target fish returning to a net pen release area. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced the season will run Sept. 1-Oct. 15 from the railroad...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

Prosser man wins berth to World Duck Calling contest

WATERFOWLING -- Abel Cortina of Prosser won the premier solo event in the Washington State Duck Calling Championships last weekend, earning a berth in the prestigious World Duck Calling Championships held over Thanksgiving holidays in Stuttgart, Ark. John Plughoff of Yakima dominated goose-calling, winnng the...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

A temporary salmon weir was installed in Aug. 2012 across the Okanogan River by the Chief Joseph Hatchery staff to intercept adult chinook salmon during their spawning migration for research and management. (Courtesy)

Colvilles install salmon weir across Okanogan River

FISHERIES -- A temporary picket-style salmon weir recently has been installed on the Okanogan River about 15 miles upstream from its confluence with the Columbia River near Brewster, the Colville Tribe reports. The structure spans the Okanogan river, but leaves room along the west bank...

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MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012

Spokane cyclist, Abbott, dies in Montana bike race

BICYCLING -- Daniel D. Abbott, 62, of Spokane died while participating in a mountain bike race northeast of Helena on Saturday. According to Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson, Abbott collapsed Saturday afternoon while participating in the York 38 Special bike ride. He was...

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The Gallo family of Puyallup display a nice catch of Brewster Pool sockeye salmon. (Anton Jones)

Lake Wenatchee sockeye on Labor Day agenda 

SALMON FISHING -- Although the the season still could be closed on short notice, it appears as though Lake Wenatchee will be open to sockeye fishing through Labor Day, thanks to a record-busting run to the upper Columbia River. About 50,000 sockeye have turned into...

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Double Barrel Ranch owner Ron Olmstead, bottom left, watches with a squad of shooters as Bob Dunn shoots a station on the sporting clays range Olmstead designed off Harvard Road just south of Mica Peak. (Rich Landers)

Sporting clays event to boost local Boy Scouts

SHOOTING -- Here's a classy event, a good time and a chance to hone shotgunning skills on the fascinating sporting clays course at Double Barrel Ranch south of Mica Peak. What: 5th Annual Sporting Clays for Boy Scouts, with competitoin, food, prizes. When: Sept. 14....

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SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012

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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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