Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

Idaho considers three-year hunting and fishing licenses 

HUNTING/FISHING -- Die-hard outdoorsmen would have the option of purchasing a three-year hunting or fishing license under a proposal that passed the Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee Wednesday, according to a story in the Lewiston Tribune. The cost of the license would be three...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013




TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

Jim Sutton of Spokane displays arrows with lighted nocks, which he believes should be allowed for hunting in Washington. (Rich Landers)

Time to chime in on hunting regulation proposals

HUNTING -- Just as the public comment period on proposed fishing regulations closes today, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced it's taking public comment through Feb. 15 on proposed changes to hunting regulations. Read the 17 proposals that will be forwarded to...

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Bull elk are prized by hunters. (Associated Press)

Idaho losing money as nonresident hunters stay home 

HUNTING -- Idaho Fish and Game Department officials met with state legislators today to let them know there's been no relief in the downturn of nonresident hunters buying hunting and fishing licenses. That's significant because nonresidents pay most of the bills for the state's wildlife...

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Golden eagles falling victim to snare traps

WILDLIFE -- A sudden spike in golden eagles being caught in snare traps in Montana this week is setting off alarm bells. The eagles feed often on road-killed and winter-killed deer this time of year and are susceptible to bait. The image above was photographed...

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Fly Fishing films coming Feb. 5 to the Bing

Fall Run by Todd Moen from Todd Moen Creative on Vimeo. FISHING -- Thirteen action-packed fly fishing films are being packaged into a two-hour performance headed to Spokane in early February and to Sandpoint in April. The 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour is booked at...

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MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013




An exotic catch from the video "Thai One On," featured in the 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour. (courtesy)

Roundup of week's top outdoors stories in the S-R

Here's a roundup of the S-R's top outdoors stories in the past week: Technology, volunteers boost northeastern Wash. whitetail deer study Photo essay on deer trapping for research Adventure focus of Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to Spokane Hank Patterson, Crazy Reese find humor on...

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Pack rafting project seeks donations

RIVERS -- Here's an appeal from Montana experts in the field of packrafting -- a combination of rafting and backpacking: We'll produce videos to help educate the public on safe, responsible backpacking, but we need a little help with funding. What do you get? Info...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2013


Avalanche conditions changing with weather 

WINTER SPORTS - Weather is causing changes in snow stability that backcountry skiiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers should be aware of when traveling in the mountains today and this weekend, according to the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center's weekly report on mountain snow conditions. "On easterly aspects...

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Commercial gillnetters will be employed in March-May, 2013, to help sample the Priest Lake mackinaw population for a research project involving Idaho Fish and Game, the Kalispel Tribe and University of Idaho College of Natural Resources. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Lake trout to be netted for study at Priest Lake

FISHING – Coinciding with a debate about future management of the Priest Lake mackinaw fishery, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is joining a comprehensive study of the lake trout population. The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources and the Kalispel Tribe will...

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Paddle sports clubs reach out to disabled vets

WATER SPORTS – A program to create an environment of healthy adventure for healing active duty and veteran service members through paddle sports will be introduced in Spokane on Monday, Jan. 28. The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club is teaming with Team River Runner, a...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013


Post Falls' Chris Hoffer surfs a wave in the Spokane River at Corbin Park in Post Falls last Saturday during the  Corbin Kickoff kayaking event. 
 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Missoula's Wave needs emergency fix

PADDLING -- The artificial wave that has become a fixture in downtown Missoula and attracted kayakers from across the nation needs emergency repairs. Brennan’s Wave was completed in 2006 and has served as a site for the U.S. Kayak Team’s Olympic Trial and the Montana...

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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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