Outdoors blog archive for Dec. 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 31, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013

SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013

A winter trail is marked (flagged) from Mount Spokane Trail 100 up to Bald Knob (dashed line on map). The route is approximate – and goes cross country.  (Warren D. Walker)

Another snowshoe trail marked on Mount Spokane

WINTER SPORTS -- Yesterday I noted two snowshoeing trails recently marked on Mount Spokane for all to follow. Today, snowshoer Warren D. Walker announced that another route has been flagged (tape to be removed at end of season). Here's his notice: New OFF-TRAIL option to...

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A mountain lion, also known as a cougar. (Associated Press)

Some cougar hunting areas to close

HUNTING -- Cougar hunts in several areas of the state will close at dusk on Dec. 31 as harvest guidelines for the animals have been reached in those areas, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. Eight of the 49 cougar hunt areas...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013

Christopher DeForest, Inland Northwest Land Trust executive director, surveys private property along Hangman Creek. The non-profit organization helped the Ralph Hein family preserve the land with a conservation easement.   (Rich Landers)

Recent outdoors stories in the Spokesman-Review

Idaho hunter organizing two-day wolf derby Diving buffleheads duck in for a show on Spokane River Field reports: Pronghorn herd removed from Umatilla depot Outdoor writing contest high school winners announced Country Homes causeway will be replaced with swale (wildlife danger sidebar) Red tide raises...

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MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013

Video: Where the powder skiers were today

WINTER SPORTS -- Skiers and boarders who work at Big Mountain out of Whitefish didn't need to see ads to lure them to the mountain this morning. They heard the powder horn loud and clear. Here's a short video of today's action put together by...

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The Spokesman-Review high school Outdoor Writing Contest logo

Teen outdoor writing contests stories a treat

WRITING CONTEST -- I've been reading the entries for the annual Spokesman-Review Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students for 28 years and it's still a pleasure and a fascinating glimpse into the minds of the region's teenagers. If you didn't see the stories of...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 22, 2013

Snowmobilers share groomed trails with recreationists on foot and sometimes wildlife. (FILE)

Clearwater over-snow travel maps out in January

WINTER SPORTS -- Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests plan to have the Clearwater Over Snow Vehicle Use Maps (OSVUMs) available to the public by mid-January. At that, forest officials plan implementation road and area closures that will be spelled out on the map. OSVUMs are the...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

Dungeness crab wait for ice, packing and shipping at Hallmark Fisheries in Charleston, Ore.

Holiday crabs: Can you dig it?

SHELLFISHING -- Clam diggers can ring in the new year with an eight-day razor clam dig on ocean beaches that starts Dec. 29 and stretches through Jan. 5. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the...

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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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