Outdoors

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 ...

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 ...



THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014



Spokane River access open at stateline site

WATERSPORTS -- A launch site for drift boats, paddling craft and rafts has been remodeled and reopened at the stateline just downstream from the I-90 Bridge. The Stateline access site ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014


Return tags in salmon, steelhead for $25

FISHING -- Area fishermen can get a $25 bonus if they catch a fish with a radio telemetry tag in the Snake, Columbia or Willamette Rivers. Just return the tag ...

TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014


MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014


Northern pike can’t get food stamps

FISHING -- An angler took a shot at me in the Sunday Sports Letters regarding my Thursday column updating the northern pike suppression effort on the Pend Oreille River downstream ...


FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014


Clearwater spring chinook fishing ends Sunday

FISHING -- Fishing for chinook salmon in the Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater and Lochsa rivers will be closed at the end of fishing hours on Sunday (June 29). This ...

Post Falls Dam gates close; Spokane River flows drop

WATERSPORTS -- The Spokane River's flows have subsided enough for the spill gates at Post Falls Dam to be closed, Avista Utilities reports. That has allowed river recreation to open for the season starting ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

Outdoors skills workshop set for women

SKILLS – The Washington Outdoor Women annual fall workshop, for adult women and girls age 9-12, will feature activities such as fishing, hunting and outdoor-skills clinics near North Bend Sept. 12-14. ...

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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