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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 2016

SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016

FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016



THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016



National parks commercialization troubling trend

PARKS -- Do we want to trade trees for tee-boxes and bear sign for neon signs and wildlife watching for wild life? Former Parks Canada managers bemoan 'Disneyfication' of national parks Parks Canada's approval of the Glacier Skywalk built along the Icefields Parkway that runs...

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Wild turkey gobblers can feel their oats even in autumn. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Gobblers never totally give up the strut

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A reader called in November and asked if the wild turkey mating season had started. Another reader called last week and said she had a wild turkey all fanned out in her yard. Do turkeys mate year round? they asked. No. But...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016



Mule deer

Another deer disease on researchers' radar

WILDLIFE -- Research is helping identify and monitor diseases, such as bluetongue, hoof rot and chronic wasting disease, which have the potential to do great harm to the country's big-game populations. But so far, there's been little progress in finding solutions. Mule deer study in...

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A fly fisher releases a Saskatchewan northern pike in Turning Points North, a film featured in the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour. (R.A. Beattie)

Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to the Bing on Tuesday

FISHING -- From British Columbia and Patagonia, Saskatchewan and Zambia, Virginia to Montana, Bolivia to islands off Africa, some of the hottest cinematographers on (and under) the water have put together nifty fly fishing storylines, memorable characters and spectacular fish-catching action for a show coming...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016

Ammon Bundy speaks with reporter at a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Bundy, the leader of an armed group occupying the national wildlife refuge to protest federal land management policies said Friday he and his followers are not ready to leave even though the sheriff and many locals say the group has overstayed their welcome. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)

One dead as FBI busts Malheur Refuge militants 

PUBLIC LANDS -- One of the spokesmen for anti-government militants is dead in a confrontation with law enforcement at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon. Ammon and Ryan Bundy were arrested. At least five other occupiers were arrested after a shootout. The Oregonian...

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A fishing spoon.

Fishing spoon has dual purpose

FISHING -- Don't laugh. This spoon may not put a Dardevle to shame, but I'll bet it will catch a fish. Also doubles as a utensil for eating the resulting fish chowder. (Removal of hooks suggested, or at least pinch down the barbs.) Thanks to...

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MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016



Deadly January: Avalanches kill 10 in 10 days 

WINTERSPORTS -- The five avalanche fatalities recorded from Mount Baker to Wyoming over the weekend contributed to January being the deadliest month in 20 years for on-snow travelers. Even my earlier report on the weekend accidents involving skiers and snowmobilers at Mount Baker, Montana and...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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