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Outdoors blog archive for May 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

Cutthroat trout caught by an angler fly fishing on the Yakima River. (Rich Landers)

Fri., May 30, 2014, 8 a.m.

State offers fishing license upgrade deal

FISHING -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering current freshwater or saltwater fishing license holders the opportunity -- before July 20 -- to upgrade to a combination license for under $27. The upgrade will give those anglers all the fishing privileges of...

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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014




WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014


Sparse numbers of big brown trout lurk in the upper Clark Fork River. (The Spokesman-Review)

Wed., May 28, 2014, 12:52 p.m.

Montana rivers surge; access flooded

FISHING -- Be patient. High water closes more fishing access sites, stretches of rivers in MontanaMontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed a number of fishing access sites along the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers in Western Montana due to high water.--Missoulian

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A cow moose with her newborn calf near Twin Lakes on May 25, 2014. (Edward Cairns)

Wed., May 28, 2014, 8:11 a.m.

Moose-Palooza at Twin Lakes 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Ed Cairns had a great critter-watching experience at the upstream end of Twin Lakes near the Washington-Idaho border. "Five moose eating and swimming in the video. "Lots of birds, even a couple of Great Blue Herons.....one is sitting on the fence line...

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All-terrain vehicles are causing damage in the Antoine Peak Conservation Area, where unauthorized motor vehicle use is prohibited by Spokane County.  (Rich Landers)

Wed., May 28, 2014, 6 a.m.

Spokane County Parks has plan for Antoine Peak

PUBLIC LANDS -- Spokane County Parks Department has created an access and management plan for the 1,066-acre Antoine Peak Conservation Area in Spokane Valley. The plan will be presented in an open house meeting tonight, May 28, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., at Mountain Gear Headquarters, 6012...

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TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014



Mount Rainier towers over a small sailboat plying the waters of Puget Sound near Port Orchard in this 2006 photo. A team of surveyors will hike to the summit this month to remeasure the Northwest’s tallest mountain.  (Associated Press)

Tue., May 27, 2014, 7:14 a.m.

Washington launches app for boaters

WATERSPORTS – Boaters can find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water with Washington Water Cruiser, a new FREE app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). The app maps all state-owned boat launches...

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MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Columbia River tribal gillnet fishermen are selling their spring chinook salmon. (courtesy)

Fri., May 23, 2014, 2:58 p.m.

Tribes selling spring chinook this weekend

FISHING – If you haven’t been able to catch your own spring chinook in this year’s run, Columbia River tribes are selling them fresh from their nets this weekend for the first time in four years. A two-night commercial gillnet fishery is tapping the largest...

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Fourth-graders from East Farms Elementary  fan out in a field near Stateline looking for their geocache owl named Wisdom. Donna Simon’s social studies class is studying the state of Washington and learning about the cities, towns and geography. The students are using geocaching as a method to learn about the state. (Photos by J. BART RAYNIAK / The Spokesman-Review)

Fri., May 23, 2014, 1:18 p.m.

Geocaching game launched on region's forests

GEOCACHING -- The Colville National Forest and partners in the Upper Columbia region are setting up a summer geocaching game geared to families. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, a number of easy to access geocaches will be located throughout the Colville National Forest...

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