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Outdoors blog archive for June 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016





A Brittany gets the message that rattlesnakes aren't toys during a snake avoidance clinic.   (Eric Wesselman)

Snake aversion clinics for dogs get thumbs up

HUNTING DOGS -- Dog owner participant reports from recent snake avoidance clinics in the region have been positive. Eric Wesselman took his Brittany and reported it was "a really a good experience." "Thanks for putting the heads-up in the paper," he said. "Our little guy...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

Getting close to wildlife for a photo could trigger an attack or make the animal less wary of people and more likely to charge or attack the next person that comes along, wildlife experts say. (Brett French)

Smartphone cameras are curse on wildlife 

WILDLIFE -- It's no secret how skilled wildlife photographers live in harmony with the wild creatures they photograph. It's called a TELEPHOTO lens, which allows them to keep a distance that affords comfort for the animal and safety for the photographer. The advent of the...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Dave Grove of Spokane guided a client to a limit of sockeye. (Rich Landers)

Sockeye fishing to open Tuesday on Hanford Reach

FISHING -- Suddenly sockeye anglers have a fishery starting Tuesday on the upper Columbia, with more to come. Here's the announcement just posted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Effective date:June 28 through Aug. 15, 2016 Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Area 1: Columbia...

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A 19-mile rail trail from Pullman to Colfax is being explored by trail advocates as the railway is considered for abandonment.

New Pullman-to-Colfax rail-trail option possible 

TRAILS -- Sunday's outdoors feature on the region's rail trails might someday be expanded with the possible addition of a route that would be ideally located to serve the Washington State University community. The state-owned Colfax-Albion-Pullman Rail Corridor, running 19 miles between Colfax and Pullman...

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Robins built a nest in a hanging fuchsia basket on the Brock's front porch. Can you blame them? (Barb Brock)

Robins set up artful nursery on porch

BIRDS -- You have to love American robins and their comfort zone with American families. One year I wrote a column about having to postpone a family canoeing trip because I'd discovered robins raising a brood on the seat of my canoe hanging under the...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016



Puget Sound fishing areas reopened

FISHING -- State fish managers have reopened Puget Sound marine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impasse between tribal and state officials. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said today that it has received federal approval for its salmon...

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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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