Outdoors blog archive for April 2014


A morel mushroom emerges in full "bloom" on April 29, 2014. (Ken Vanden Heuvel )

There's a morel to this story

MUSHROOMING -- Let's see, April's cool rainy weather has evolved to sunshine and warming. It's prime time for mushrooming! Hot spots, so to speak, for finding morel mushrooms are areas that have burned in the past few years. But Ken Vanden Heuvel snapped the photo...

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A geocache.

BLM seeks ban on geocaches in wilderness 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is trying to get geocaches removed from wilderness and environmentally sensitive areas in Central Oregon. Geocaches are the containers at the end of high-tech treasure hunts undertaken by hobbyists. They use GPS devices or smartphones to...

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Naples men guilty in cougar case

POACHING -- Poachers sometimes get off lightly with their local courts for illegally killing fish and game in the region's hinterlands. But when you participate in a wildlife crime that crosses state lines, you're violating the Lacey Act, which sets you up for federal law...

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Skiers found powder snow for the Nov. 16 opening of the 2013-2014 season at Washington's Stevens Pass Ski Resort. (courtesy)

Stevens Pass Ski Area reports record season

WINTERSPORTS -- More than 406,000 guests visited Stevens Pass ski area last winter making 2013-14 its largest season since visits have been electronically tracked. While much of the West Coast saw below average snowfall, Stevens Pass surpassed its 450-inch average with a seasonal total of...

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

Mike Berube, right, watches Dan Ferguson tie his version of an October Caddis pattern. Both men are Spokane Fly Fishers members who contribute to the club's annual Fly Fishing School. (Rich Landers)

Inland Northwest fishing clubs listed

FISHING -- Join the group! Here's a list of Inland Northwest fishing-related clubs: Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Inland Empire Bass Club Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club Inland Northwest Wildlife Council North Idaho Pike Association Kelly Creek Fly Casters North Idaho Fly Casters Panhandle Bass...

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Fish on! Anglers get some action from the dock of Klink's Williams Lake Resort on the opening day of Washington's lowland lake fishing season. (Rich Landers)

Results from opening day fishing lakes

FISHING -- A mixed bag of weather couldn't keep anglers from reaping a fine harvest of trout Saturday and Sunday during the opening weekend of Washington's lowland lake fishing season. Check out these results from Washington Fish and Wildlife Department creel checks for a hint...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

Wild steelhead. (Associated Press)

State settles hatchery steelhead lawsuit

FISHING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reached an agreement with the Wild Fish Conservancy today that stops the lawsuit over the state's Puget Sound hatchery programs for 2½ years and permits the release of hatchery steelhead this spring into the Skykomish River....

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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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