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Bald eagles are attracted to spawning kokanee, which provide a feast when the fish congregate into bays and small streams suring fall and winter. About 130 bald eagles were counted near Granite Creek as Lake Pend Oreille's revived kokanee population was spawning in early December 2012. (Jesse Tinsley)

Bald eagle count grows at Lake Coeur d'Alene

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho's two largest lakes and bald eagles are loving it. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite Creek and in the Bayview shoreline area to take advantage of revived kokanee fisheries in Lake Pend Oreille....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

A bald eagle plucks a kokanee out of Lake Pend Oreille near Bayview. (Norma Jean Knowles)

Kokanee-eating bald eagles liven up Bayview area 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Reviving the kokanee fishery at Lake Pend Oreille is attracting more than fishermen. A good number of bald eagles are congregating in the Bayview area to hunt spawning kokanee, and those eagles are attracting bird watchers. Norma Jean Knowles caught the photo...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015

Marijuana plants. (File)

Marijuana growing patches found in Clark Fork Delta

HABITAT -- Workers in the major project to shore up island erosion and restore wildlife habitat in Idaho's Clark Fork Delta are doing a little unexpected weeding. Illegal marijuana growing plots have been discovered two consecutive years, the Idaho Fish and Game Department reports. Several...

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Mountain goats walk around Hillary Landers near the top of Scotchman Peak northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. (Rich Landers)

Peak experience for mountain goats 

HIKING -- The greeting party was there, as usual on top of Scotchman Peak on Thursday, rewarding my daughter and me for our steep 7-mile-round-trip hike from the northeast corner of Lake Pend Oreille. Mountain goats that live on the Idaho peak towering above Clark...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

Shooters take their places on the line at the Farragut Shooting Range after it reopened on June 1, 2013.  Lawsuits had forced the closure and rebuilding of the facility (Idaho Fish and Game Department)

Shooters welcome reopening of Farragut range 

SHOOTING -- There's clearly a demand for good-quality, safe shooting facilities, as demonstrated by the interest in last weekend's reopening of the range at Farragut State Park. Here's a media release with details on using the facility from Idaho Fish and Game. Farragut Hunters in...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Concept plan for the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail along Lake Pend Oreille in and near Sanpoint, Idaho. (Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail)

Walk-run benefits Bay Trail at Sandpoint

TRAIL – Introduce yourself to the developing Pend Oreille Bay Trail near Sandpoint with a running OR walking benefit on June 1, National Trails Day. Pre-register online by May 28 for the 5K and 10K events, which include t-shirts and prizes. The route starts and...

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