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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017


Gordon Blossom of Thorp, Washington, poses with elk he hunted at the age of 100. (R.G. Blossom / Courtesy)

Centennarian hunter bags his elk 

HUNTING – Gordon Blossom of Thorp, Washington, who’s been hunting since he was 10, killed an elk on Dec. 27 to celebrate his 100th year of age. “I’m the luckiest man in the world,” he told the Daily Record of Ellensburg. “I just love to...

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Drone pilots seeking to get wildlife images are governed by rules to prevent harassing critters such as orcas. (Associated Press)

Drones can't be flown near orcas, court says

WILDLIFE -- Drones are to be regulated just like boats when it comes to protecting orcas, according Washington't top legal official. Attorney General Bob Ferguson released an opinion Friday saying state law says “vessels and other objects” can’t come within 200 yards of an orca...

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Volunteers work in 2016 to build a new trail across the BLM's Fishtrap Lake recreation area. (Lynn Smith)

Good news for some hiking, biking trails in 2016

TRAILS -- Routes that beckon and lead hikers, bikers, hunters and other recreationists to adventure remained underfunded in most of the region in 2016 with volunteer trying to pick up slack for decimated federal trail maintenance budgets. However, there were highlights, such as the reopening...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017


Bald eagles tussle in the air for control of a kokanee one had snagged from the water with its talons in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Carlene Hardt)

Bald eagles tussle for food in season of plenty

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Despite a 20-year high number of kokanee spawning in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene, bald eagles still occasionally battle for their share. Photographer Carlene Hardt ventured out in the cold weather on New Years eve and captured images...

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Snow geese at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in California. (Barbara Rich)

Birding festivals abound across the country in 2017

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bird festivals bring experts and fledgling birders together at national wildlife refuges throughout the year and from coast to coast. National wildlife refuges often are festival sites because so many are located along the country’s key migratory bird routes. Many festivals coincide...

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MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017


SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

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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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