Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

Idaho considers scaling back sage grouse hunting

HUNTING -- Idaho is considering more restrictions on hunting sage grouse, including closures on south-state areas where the number of males at breeding grounds has declined more than 50 percent ...


Planted flowers attract classy clientelle

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "Two of my favorite things in our garden this morning," Spokane Valley pastor/photographer Craig Goodwin said Tuesday. "Tiger swallowtail butterflies and purple coneflowers. The blue flax to ...


TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

First Utah condor chick confirmed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- It’s official: a pair of California condors are raising a wild chick in Zion National Park, the first chick to be documented in Utah in the bird's ...


Lightning storms start fires in Washington forests

PUBLIC LANDS --Monday's afternoon thunderstorms led to many lightning strikes across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and surrounding lands starting several new fires, the Forest Service reports.  Response crews were dispatched ...


Idaho adopts wolverine management plan

THREATENED SPECIES -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week unanimously approved the nation's first state management plan for sustaining the largest member of the weasel family. The Management ...


Montana investigating pike in Lake Mary Ronan

FISHING -- Sounds like bucket biologists are back at work in Western Montana. The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating whether a fisherman’s report that he caught two ...

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014


Montana closing areas to sage grouse hunting

HUNTING -- Having grown up in eastern Montana, where huge coveys of sage grouse were common sights, this is a jaw-dropper: The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a plan ...



Photo: Supermoon instant replay

SKY WATCHING -- In case you missed it, Spokane photographer Craig Goodwin snapped this photo of  Saturday's supermoon. Super moons appear larger because their orbit is closer to the earth. ...


Hunter education course bears the heat

HUNTING -- The hot sunshine that sent most folks toward water on Saturday didn't deter a group of dedicated hunter education instructors, their students and a few good hunting dogs ...

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014

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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

It’s a record run! Sockeye limit upped to 6

FISHING -- A rocketing spike of sockeye salmon up the Columbia River set run records this week and prompted the Washington Department of Fish Wildlife to increase the daily limit ...



Lake Spokane Campground closed during wildfire

CAMPING -- The Lake Spokane Campground, formerly operated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, has been closed by state officials as they fight a nearby wildfire in Stevens County. ...

Landers back in the saddle

OUT & ABOUT -- I've been out in the field, getting my Canadian Rocky Mountain high. I see some important news briefs need to be filed to catch up.  Coming ...

Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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