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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015



Pink camouflage: some women love it, some hate it.

Don't paint women hunters a particular color

HUNTING -- With the help of a sociologist's research, my Sunday Outdoors feature story related insights on the growing ranks of women hunters. Here's another insight gleaned from the women’s panel discussion at Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Rendezvous in Spokane in March: You...

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Washington sets ocean salmon fishing seasons

FISHING -- The 2015 recreational ocean salmon fishing seasons have been announced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as follows: Effective dates and Locations: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) May 30-June 12 - Open seven days per week, 2 salmon daily limit. Release wild...

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Washington closing Snake River chinook fishery today

FISHING -- The spring chinook fishery on the Snake River in the Lower Granite Dam and Clarkston areas closed for the season tonight, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department says. Here's the official announcement: Action: Chinook salmon fishing to close on the Snake River. Species...

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MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015


Deb Hunsicker, left, and Phil Hough, center, pose with a friend on Goat Mountain in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness wearing the shirts for the advocacy group, Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness based in Sandpoint. (Courtesy)

Scotchman Peaks Wilderness endorsed by Missoulian 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness recently won a critical endorsement for protecting 88,000 acres northeast of Lake Pend Oreille from Bonner County Commissioners. Last weekend, the group continued to win mainstream acceptance for the proposal, with the editorial endorsement of...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015



TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015


Week-old pheasant chicks huddle in an incubator before they can be released. (Steve Hanks)

Pheasant chicks available to raise and release 

GAME BIRDS – The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is distributing pheasant chicks to people who have facilities to raise 25 or more birds for around six weeks before releasing them into the wild. The council provides the day-old birds in lots of 25 and charges...

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








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