Outdoors blog archive for May 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Oregon wolf dies of parvovirus 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The first case of parvovirus in Oregon wolves has been documented by the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The wolf known as OR19, found dead by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists on May 19, died of complications of canine...

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Lynn and Stan Mrzygod lead Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club paddlers out of the Calispell Creek slough area off the Pend Oreille River. (Rich Landers)

Sign up for canoe, kayak and sea kayak classes 

PADDLING – Registration is open for the excellent annual paddling classes taught by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club: Flatwater canoeing for solo or tandem boats is June 5. Moving water canoeing is July 13-14. Sea kayaking for novice to advanced is July 17, 20...

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Pro trainer Dan Hoke works with a pointer.

Sign up: Spring training for bird dogs

HUNTING -- A clinic for owners of pointing dogs of all ages and abilities is set by the Spokane Bird Dog Association for 8 a.m.-noon on June 8 at the club's Espanola training grounds west of Medical Lake. Pro trainer Dan Hoke of Dunfur Kennels...

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a group of Colockum Wildlife Area elk stand by confused after one elk was tranquilized by a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife aerial gunner so it could be fitted a radio collar for research on the herd. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Orcas, salmon, elk on commission agenda

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- An update on the status of the Colockum elk herd is among a wide range of topics on the agenda when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meets June 7-8 in Olympia. The commission also will consider: Cabezon sportfishing regulations. Gian Pacific...

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A Smackout Pack male wolf, known as WA-017M, was captured by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff and fitted with a GPS collar on May 28,2012. It weighed 90 pounds. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Wolves moving, keeping biologists on alert 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Wolves are roaming, forming new packs, popping pups and generally keeping Washington and Oregon wildlife managers on full alert this spring. A black male wolf caught last year from the Smackout Pack and collared in far northeastern Washington was reported recently 300...

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At the U.S. Forest Service nursery in Coeur d'Alene, horticulturist Dave Foushee keeps watch over a pallet of whitebark pine trees, each about seven years old. The whitebark reaches maximum cone-bearing when it is about 250 years old. 
 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

North Idaho botanical study needs survey volunteers

PUBLIC LANDS -- OUTSURVEY – Forest Service botanical studies in Lake Pend Oreille’s Lightning Creek drainage are recruiting volunteers for summer surveys. Helpers will monitor trails for noxious weeds and hike into alpine areas to survey whitebark pines. Plant identification and survey training sessions are...

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Spring chinook salmon caught in the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

Spring chinook angling hot in Idaho

FISHING -- Anglers had very good success rates for spring chinook in Idaho waters upstream from Lewiston last week with catch rates below 10/hrs a fish in the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers. Check out the following detailed Clearwater Region salmon update for the week...

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Enforcement officer takes helm of WDFW region

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Jim Brown, a sergeant in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement program, has been named regional director for the agency’s North Central region based in Ephrata, according to an agency media release. Brown, who has worked as a fish and...

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Remorseful camper contributes to junk-food elk

CAMPING -- Many families consider Memorial Day weekend the kickoff for the camping season. Unfortunately, it's also the start of some bad habits for wildlife attracted to the food and garbage campers make available. Luring wildlife to camping areas with food creates pests that can...

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Myles Heistad, left, and Scott Wolff hike the trail along the North Fork of Asotin Creek before buds have opened on trees and plants in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington. (Rich Landers)

Plan ahead for free forest access on June 8

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. The next freebie is June 8, Great Outdoors Day, with...

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MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013

A male Attwater’s prairie chicken, an endangered species, displays on the cover of Noppadol Paothong’s book.

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

North Idaho-trained wildlife photographer focuses on saving endangered species Lake Roosevelt bass escape new liberal limits State, trube conflict on Sanpoil fishing licenses Out & About: Pend Oreille River derby angler catches $1,000 pike ...Bass pro offering fishing tactics in CdA program ... Boating course...

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