Outdoors

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014

Montana proposes rules to protect sage grouse

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana is trying to head off restrictive endangered species protections for a once abundant prairie species. Montana governor announces sage grouse protection plan On Tuesday, Gov. Steve ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014


Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse populations. With today’s executive order, Montana joins ...

SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2014

Bird hunters soon will harvest the hatch

HUNTING -- Forest grouse and dove hunting seasons open Monday, giving hunters the first glimpse of how well birds pulled off their hatches in the wet weeks of June. Is ...

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

Idaho offers youth pheasant hunting clinic

HUNTING -- This youth pheasant hunting clinic near Genesee, Idaho, isn't until Oct. 4, but sign up early. Space is limited. Requirements: Kids must be ages 10-16 with Idaho hunting ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

Idaho scales back sage grouse hunting season

HUNTING -- Reacting to concerns about sage grouse being headed toward endangered species status, Idaho has approved a restrictive 2014 hunting season for the once prolific prairie birds. The season ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

Idaho considers scaling back sage grouse hunting

HUNTING -- Idaho is considering more restrictions on hunting sage grouse, including closures on south-state areas where the number of males at breeding grounds has declined more than 50 percent ...

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 ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

Clinic prepares dogs for rattlesnake encounters

HUNTING – A rattlesnake aversion clinic for dogs, using live adult and juvenile snakes, put on by Natural Solutions of California is set for June 27 in Lewiston. Cost: $70. Pre-register ...

TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014

SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013

Good hunting is no excuse for littering

HUNTING -- This is a note to the person who discovered a little public land quail honey-spot I've hunted for 30 years. You apparently had a good day recently.  I don't really ...

MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013

Americans love their dogs; not so in Iran

HUNTING -- I had some interesting conversations over meals with a professor from Iran a few years ago centered on our common love for hunting chukars. We don't hear much ...

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Sign up: Spring training for bird dogs

HUNTING -- A clinic for owners of pointing dogs of all ages and abilities is set by the Spokane Bird Dog Association for 8 a.m.-noon on June 8 at the club's Espanola training ...

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

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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