Artist’s passion for wood decoys, waterfowling displayed at GU

WATERFOWLING -- Hand-carved waterfowl decoys -- pretty to see and effective for hunting -- are on display through Sept. 13 at Gonzaga University. Artist Frank Werner of St. Maries, Idaho, will give a public lecture, “An Art of Deception,” about his decoys and his passion...


Scoot-n-shoot turkey hunting raises issues of ethics, safety

HUNTING -- Promotion of a controversial turkey hunting technique that involves hiding or sneaking behind a fanned out gobbler decoy has caught my attention this season. As you can see in the video above by Mojo Outdoors, this "scoot-n-shoot" method, also known as "fanning," poses...

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

Washington expands elk hunting, rejects electronic duck decoys

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Perhaps it's a hint of the difference wolves can make. While Idaho cut back on elk hunting opportunity for this fall, Washington -- where wolf expansion is still in its infancy -- is expanding elk hunting permits. But the Fish and Wildlife...


Washington hunting rules to be set in Olympia

HUNTING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on more than a dozen proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting April 13-14 in Olympia. New rules proposed for adoption include allowing waterfowl hunters to...

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

3 dozen people address commission on hunt rules

HUNTING -- More than three-dozen people testified, mostly on new hunting rules proposed for the 2012-14 seasons, during the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting last Friday and Saturday in Moses Lake. Hunters have passionate feelings on both sides of many of the proposals. Audio...

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

Survey gives mixed review for allowing electronic decoys in WA

WATERFOWL HUNTING -- After mechanical “Robo Duck” decoys were invented in the late 90s, Washington waterfowl hunters enjoyed a few seasons to sample their effectiveness. Many hunters liked what they saw as the wings caused movement in the air and water to lure waterfowl from...

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

Last chance for online survey on allowing electronic duck decoys in WA

WATERFOWLING -- Wednesday is the dealine for hunters to let the state know whether they want to head down the slippery slope of allowing electronic decoys for waterfowling. Several waterfowl hunting guides have petitioned the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to consider allowing electronic...

FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

Hunters asked to vote on electronic decoys, East-West elk tags

HUNTING – Hunters have until Nov. 16 to comment in an online survey on two new proposals for 2012 hunting regulations being considered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Electronic decoys: Several waterfowl hunting guides have petitioned the state to consider allowing electronic...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

Out of the blue, commission to consider battery-operated decoys

WATERFOWL HUNTING -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider a petition to allow use of battery-powered spinning-wing decoys for hunting during a special conference call meeting Friday, 8:30 a.m. This didn't come up at the recent meeting the Fish and Wildlife Department had...


Outlawed in Idaho, cow decoys work elsewhere for goose hunters

WATERFOWL HUNTING -- Jump-shooting waterfowlers might be able to beef up their success by devising a cow “blind” for stalking birds in the field. The practice once used by market hunters is not legal in Idaho. But it's legal in Washington, according to Capt. Mike...

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