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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2014

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Kokanee staging to spawn stack up by the thousands in November and December in Granite Creek, a Lake Pend Oreille tributary. (Rich Landers)

Idaho Fish and Game looks back at 2013

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Everybody's been looking back at 2013 for some perspective, including the Idaho Fish and Game Department. The revival of Lake Pend Oreille's kokanee fishery and completion of a new sockeye hatchery top the agency's highlights for the year. Read on for the...

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Canoeing the White Cliffs stretch of the Missouri River Breaks National Monument is a popular September activity. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Outdoor historic places saved-lost in 2013

Montana sites make national list of historic places saved, lost The National Trust for Historic Preservation released a list of 10 sites saved and 10 lost in 2013, with the Upper Missouri River Breaks in Central Montana making the saved list, and Pompey's Pillar in...

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Four inches of new snow greeted skiers at Lookout Pass on Jan. 3, 2013. (Lookout Pass Ski Area)

Powder-breaking news from Lookout Pass

WINTER SPORTS -- In the past few weeks, snow-goers have been worshipping every new inch of the precious-little snow that's been falling from the sky. That's why the 4 inches of beautiful snow that fell last night on Lookout Pass stirs some excitement. And look...

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A.G. Wallihan, photographer. Augusta Wallihan—Grocery Shopping. Albumen print, circa 1895. Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-embroidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle.  

 (Museum of Northwest Colorado)

Hunters must file reports to avoid fine 

UPDATE 1 p.m., 1-3-14: Be patient and willing to try later... the Washington website for reporting hunting activity has been down for hours, possibly from a surge in hunters trying to get on line. HUNTING -- Washington hunters must file a report for each deer,...

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Northeastern Oregon's Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog is one of six qualifiers in the lower 48 for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog races. (Eagle Cap Extreme)

Eagle Cap Extreme puts sled dogs to test 

WINTER SPORTS -- It's the only Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog race qualifier in the lower 48 that takes place west of the Rocky Mountains -- and it's virtually in our backyard. The 10th annual running of the Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Wild turkeys appear to have had a great spring hatch after the tough winter.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Comment due on Idaho hunting-trapping proposals

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho Fish and Game is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 upland game, turkey and furbearer seasons. Comments are due on Friday, Jan. 3. Idaho Fish and Game proposes: To allow nonresident trappers to trap any species...

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Lake Spokane drawdown to begin Monday

RESERVOIRS -- The annual drawdown of Lake Spokane, the Spokane River reservoir also known as Long Lake, is set to begin on Monday (Jan. 6), Avista Utilities announced today in a media release. In 2013, the drawdown started on Jan. 23. Once the drawdown begins,...

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Sean Visintainer, left, and Jennifer Nepean steelhead fishing on the Grande Ronde River on Jan. 1, 2014.

Anglers get a steelie start to the new year

FISHING -- Sean Visintainer of Silver Bow Fly Shop sends this photo with the post, "Starting off 2014 right... Jennifer Nepean with her first ever steelhead!" Caught on the Grande Ronde near Boggans New Year's Day. "The river is in great shape for winter fishing,"...

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