Outdoors

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

Montana surplus big-game tags on sale

HUNTING -- The wait is over for nonresidents still hoping to purchase a license to hunt deer and elk in Montana. A number of first-come first-served surplus licenses, good for ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

Hikers: snow still lingering in area mountains

HIKING -- "Road is open from Lightning Creek through to Trestle Creek," reports Mary Franzel of Hope, Idaho. But the photo she posted (above) indicates significant snow on the ridge ...


Photo:A fine day to climb Rainier

CLIMBING -- Climbing Mount Rainier with the Spokane Mountaineers clearly was a perfect way to celebrate the first day of summer.  This group beat the odds and made it to the top. ...


Lightning: flashy way to die outdoors

OUTDOOR SAFETY -- Name the safest place to seek refuge if you are outdoors and a lighting storm moves in? Answer: An automobile -- totally safe, unless a tree blows down on ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

Injured hiker had to fend off bears

HIKING -- Bears have always been good at smelling opportunity. A hiker who fell, broke his leg and dislocated his shoulder in the North Cascades last weekend said he had to fend ...


Films celebrate 50 years of wilderness Thursday

PUBLIC LANDS  –  A free mini-film festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act is traveling through the Inland Northwest this summer. The beauty, history and adventure of wilderness ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014


CdA osprey-watching boat cruise July 12

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual osprey viewing and banding  boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene is set for July 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Department just announced.  If you ...


Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

THREATENED SPECIES --  Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to force the government to move more quickly on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx, according to this story just moved by ...


Clearwater spring chinook fishing ends Sunday

FISHING -- Fishing for chinook salmon in the Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater and Lochsa rivers will be closed at the end of fishing hours on Sunday (June 29). This ...


Post Falls Dam gates close; Spokane River flows drop

WATERSPORTS -- The Spokane River's flows have subsided enough for the spill gates at Post Falls Dam to be closed, Avista Utilities reports. That has allowed river recreation to open for the season starting ...

Rich Landers

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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. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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