Outdoors blog archive for July 2013


A family coops over a campfire at a campground in Riverside State Park. (File)

Washington State Parks join ban on fires 

CAMPING -- Fires and charcoal barbecue grills -- even in designated campsites -- have been temporarily banned in Washington State Parks starting today to coincide with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources ban on outdoor fires announced on Tuesday. The statewide ban is in...

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Waterfowl retrievers can expect a busy season in North Dakota, where Canada goose numbers have mushroomed to about 415,000. (Rich Landers)

Waterfowl seasons on commission agenda

HUNTING -- Setting fall waterfowl hunting seasons is on the agenda for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Friday and Saturday (Aug. 2-3) in Olympia. Wolf issues will be discussed, including several proposals to amend state wildlife interaction rules to incorporate measures from Washington’s...

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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

Remote camera photo from July 21, 2013, documenting three pups in the newly formed Mount Emily pack in the Oregon portion of the Blue Mountains.
 (Oregon Fish and Wildlife)

New wolf pack has pups in Oregon 

ENDANGERED SPECIEDS -- A new wolf pack with pups has been confirmed in the Oregon portion of the Blue Mountains, according to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department. The two wolves discovered earlier this year in the Mount Emily Unit have reproduced, department officials confirmed...

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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013



TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Founder of Martin Archery dead at 89

BOWHUNTING -- Gail Martin, the Walla Walla innovator who built Martin Archery from a small operation making strings and fletching arrows with his bride at their dining room table in the early 1950s into a full-blown three-generation bow manufacturer known across the globe, died Sunday...

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Cyclists check out the waterfall at the end of the 1.7-mile St. Paul Pass Tunnel on the Route of the Hiawatha rail trail.  (Rich Landers)

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

Route of the Hiawatha rail trail a treat for visitors List of other wild options for treating summer guests Field reports: Badger slated for rotenone... warm weather prompts angling restrictions... Avery pub-grill destroy by fire... Junior Rifle Team open house... Kettle Crest trail reconstruction underway...Fire...

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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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