Outdoors blog archive for June 2013


FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Oregon Senate approves wolf settlement 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The Oregon Senate passed a bill on Thursday that puts into law provisions of a settlement allowing the state to resume killing wolves that make a habit of attacking livestock. The vote was 30-0. The House has passed it, and Gov. John...

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Spring chinook fishing closes on Snake

FISHING -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife commission has closed spring chinook salmon fishing on the Snake River. Here's the announcement posted this afternoon: Action: Closes spring chinook fishing on the Snake River. Effective date: Immediately Species affected: Spring chinook Location: Near Ice Harbor Dam:...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

White-tailed deer fawn in mid-June. (Jaimie Johnson)

Region's new crop of fawns growing fast 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson caught this image of a whitetail fawn over the weekend. Check out the eyelashes.... and the whiskers! They grow up fast. When a fawn is born it is odorless so that predators are not attracted to its...

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Whitewater washed: Michaela Williams takes a faceful of water in the Devil’s Toenail rapids while rafting the Spokane River on Saturday with Wiley E. Waters rafting company during the Washington State Parks Centennial Celebration. Chris Guidotti, Riverside State Park manager, wisely took a position behind Williams and stayed much drier. (Rich Landers)

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

Summers filled to the rafters for local whitewater adventure companies Creating safe highway crossings for wildlife Field Reports: North Idaho's 'year of the kokanee' includes Hayden Lake ... Meeting targets Lake Roosevelt cabins ... Wilderness projects attracting volunteers ... Rainier's highest privies being upgraded Gear...

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After boning out a spike elk with his hunting partner in the Blue Mountains, Jim Kujala gets ready to haul out the meat in four bags along with the skin and the spike antlers on a game cart.  After going a short way cross-country, Kujala and his partner, Rich Landers, were able to pull the cart on old logging roads closed to motor vehicle traffic about 2 miles to a main road near their camp. (Rich Landers)

So you drew an elk tag: now what? 

HUNTING -- I'm feeling pretty smug this week after checking out the special hunting permit lottery results and seeing that I drew a coveted Blue Mountains antlerless elk tag. Most years I wish calamities on camo-clad brethren who draw tags while I sulk in 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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