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Outdoors blog big-game hunting archive

MONDAY, OCT. 9, 2017

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017

A deer hunter waits for shooting time on opening day in Eastern Washington. (Rich Landers)

Washington posts hunting prospects for 2017 seasons

HUNTING -- With hunting seasons for deer, elk, upland game birds, waterfowl and other migratory birds getting underway this month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has posted its annual online guide to hunting opportunities throughout the state. WDFW's Hunting Prospects report, available at...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016



MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016

Alex Harris, 37, of Coeur d'Alene shot this 52-inch bull moose on Sept. 19, 2013, in Idaho's Unit 6 in the St. Joe River drainage. (Jacob Rothrock )

Idaho controlled hunt drawing results online

HUNTING -- Hunters who applied in Idaho's second controlled hunt drawing for elk, deer, pronghorn, and fall black bear can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent computerized drawing. Results are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website. Applicants can...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016

A.G. Wallihan, photographer. Augusta Wallihan—Grocery Shopping. Albumen print, circa 1895. Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-embroidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle.  

 (Museum of Northwest Colorado)

Big game trophies: What's in YOUR closet?

HUNTING -- Only a small proportion of hunters gets the chance to harvest a record-book animal. But all of us get the urge to know where our personal-best deer, elk and other critters rank in the big picture. And sometimes people are surprised. Big-game trophy...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

Hunting Film Tour Feb. 19 in CdA

HUNTING -- The 2016 Hunting Film Tour is coming to the region this month with 7 p.m. showings: Feb. 19 in Coeur d'Alene at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Feb. 20 in Sandpoint at the Panida Theatre. Feb. 22 in Spokane at the Magic Lantern....

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2015

Mckayla Gibbons bagged her first turkey on the opening day of Washington's youth-only spring wild turkey hunting season, April 4, 2015. (Jerrod Gibbons)

2015 hunter reports due in Washington, Idaho

HUNTING -- To avoid penalties next time they try to buy a Washington or Idaho hunting license, sportsmen must report their 2015 hunting activity for big-game and turkey. The information is compiled to help wildlife manager see trends in game populations and hunter activity. The...

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