Outdoors

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

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

SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014

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 ...


Online proposals due for Washington hunting rules

HUNTING -- The first phase of reshaping Washington's 2015-2017 hunting seasons and rules is winding down.  Since June 18, the Department of Fish and Wildlife has been inviting the public to post ...

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

Poster reminds dog owners to bag it

PUBLIC LANDS -- Looks like Spokane isn't the only city in the USA where people think it's OK to let their dogs leave calling cards wherever the urge strikes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014


Colville Forest hosts NatureWatch hikes, tours

FORESTS – Hikes and other free activities are being organized by the Colville National Forest this summer to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness ...

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014



MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

Butterfly count set at Little Pend Oreille Refuge

WILDLIFE WATCHING --The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge has been marking its 75th anniversary with public events this summer. Next on the schedule: July 12: Butterfly Count, starts 9:30 ...

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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