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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013



FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013



A grizzly bear walks through Yellowstone National Park near Mammoth, Wyo. (Associated Press)

Yellowstone grizzlies recovered, panel says

THREATENED SPECIES -- A panel of wildlife officials says it’s time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. An Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee spokesman says the panel’s members voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of ending the federal...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013



Colville-area bowhunter Jim Ebel bagged this trophy whitetail buck in Ferry County on Nov. 30, 2013. (courtesy)

Has modern bowhunting gone ethically off-target? 

HUNTING -- My Outdoors column today features a model bowhunter who recruited capable help and went the extra grueling mile to track and retrieve a whitetail buck (above) after his arrow missed the vitals. But what about other archers, especially during the bowhunting seasons that...

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National Outdoor Book Awards name best reads

OUTDOOR LITERATURE -- A clash between politics and nature is front and center among the winners of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards. Krista Schlyer in her winning book "Continental Divide" reports on the controversial border wall between the United States and Mexico and its...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013


Golden larch mix with other fall colors above Little Ibex Lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. ( Ken Vanden Heuvel)

Study finds at least 42 grizzlies in Cabinet, Yaak

THREATENED SPECIES -- A “hair of the bear” study has accounted for at least 42 grizzly bears in the Cabinet Mountains and Yaak River drainage regions of northwestern Montana, according to the Associated Press. Research leader Kate Kendall reported her findings to the Interagency Grizzly...

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Firefighters tend a controlled prescribed burn to benefit wildlife habitat on the Sinlanhekin Wildlife Area of northcentral Washington. (WDFW)

BLM to set prescribed burns in Stevens County

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to conduct prescribed fires in the Huckleberry Mountains area in Stevens County Dec. 12-Jan. 31, according to the Spokane District Office. About 153 acres of public land will be burned, and smoke may be...

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A deer crawls out of a river onto an icy shelf after fleeing a mountain lion. (Jaime Johnson)

Deer takes icy plunge to flee mountain lion

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson and his wife, Lisa, were in the right place at the right time to see a killer wildlife drama play out on below-zero temperatures on Monday. I'll let Jaime explain: We had a really amazing thing happen...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013





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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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