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Outdoors blog archive for July 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Big-game hunting films coming to The Bing

HUNTING -- The Hunting Film Tour is coming to Spokane on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Bing Crosby Theater. The collection of nine high-quality hunting films has been edited into a two-hour show by WebEye Group and G2 Adventure Entertainment, the groups that have been...

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FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014

Device helps women stand up when nature calls 

CAMPING -- The females in my family have never had a problem squatting in the woods to relieve themselves -- this video seems to suggest it's a problem for some outdoorswomen. But the Pee Pocket device the video promotes has real value in outdoor applications....

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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

The West Willow Peak basin south of Mullan, Idaho, prized by backcountry skiers has become a target for snowmobilers. (Stevens Peak Backcountry Coalition)

Backcountry skiers commenting on Forest Service plan

WINTERSPORTS -- The public comment period for the U.S. Forest Service’s draft Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Travel Rule ends Aug. 4. This rule will affect all national forests, including the Idaho Panhandle and Lolo National Forests, which are favorite winter destinations for both backcountry skiers, snowshoers...

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Great Blue Heron stalks dining diversity

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a great glimpse into the versatility in hunting and feeding skills of a great blue heron, known to eat a lot of fish and amphibians geared to water. Watch it to the very end. Nothing but the freshest food for this...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

Pileated woodpecker feeding its young. (Ron Dexter)

Photos: birder focused on pileated woodpeckers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Birder/photographer Ron Dexter has made sure improvements to his property in the foothills of Mount Spokane haven't spoiled the neighborhood for some of his most colorful neighbors. In posting these photos, Dexter said: A pair of pileated woodpeckers has nested in a...

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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014



MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014


SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014

Paragliders are framed by the Alps, at left, and Lake Geneva during a preview for the media ahead of the fifth international acrobatic paragliding competition which runs from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25 in Villeneuve, western Switzerland, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (Laurent Gillieron / Keystone)

Criticism of paragliding safety criticized 

FREE FLYING -- I've received a sharp response to my previous post regarding paragliding safety prompted by the death of David Norwood, a highly-regarded flyer who crashed to his death at Chelan Butte on Wednesday. Like all tragedies, the incident is causing some flyers to...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014


Following a mild winter, deer hunters throughout Idaho can expect to see more small bucks this season. (Associated Press)

Idaho discounts nonresident big-game tags

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has reduced the price of unsold nonresident deer and elk tags to be sold as second tags. The following discounts will be available to resident and non-resident hunters purchasing second tags in 2014. Second elk tags will...

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Little brown bat. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Bats, bears, bighorns and more at Sinlahekin seminars

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Experts will be making free presentations on bats, bears, bighorns and much more July 26-27 on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in northcentral Okanogan County as the celebration continues for the 75th anniversary of Washington’s FIRST wildlife area. It’s the third summer weekend...

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THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

Wildfire near Pateros, Washington, on July 17, 2014.

Fires scorch hopes for sockeye fishermen

FISHING -- The heat and smoke of wildfires is forcing some anglers to temporarily chill their enthusiasm for catching a share of the record run of sockeye heading into the upper Columbia. Pateros area is being evacuated tonight because of the Carlton Complex fires, and...

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David A. Norwood of Wapato died while paragliding of Chelan Butte on July 16, 2014.

Paraglider crashes, dies at Chelan Butte

FLYING -- A 55-year-old Wapato man has died in a paragliding accident in Chelan County. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says David A. Norwood, known as an experienced flyer, crashed after taking off from the top of Chelan Butte on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses reporting seeing...

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