Outdoors

FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2014

Great expectations: elk season opens Saturday

HUNTING -- Eastern Washington's modern firearms general elk season opens Saturday at 7 a.m. Montana outdoor photographer Jaimie Johnson, in the photo above, gives hunters a  couple of things to ...


Photo contest focused on women hunters

OUTPHOTO – Washington’s modern rifle elk season opens Saturday, giving sportsmen another chance to put aside the rifle, pick up the camera and snap a good photo of the girl ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

Sheep rancher: coyote control counterproductive

PREDATORS - One Idaho livestock grower is joining the growing ranks of going against the grain on traditional predator control: Federal agency killed 2,773 coyotes in Idaho in 2013 Most ...


Andrus favors Boulder-White Clouds monument

PUBLIC LANDS -- While a Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, requests a little more time to persuade his party's naysayers to let him usher in a new Idaho wilderness, former Idaho ...



Fungus responsible for Big Hole trout dieoff

FISHING -- Bummer for a great trout stream: Montana biologists say endemic fungus killing fish in Big Hole River The Saprolegnia fungus is found in nearly every waterway in Montana, ...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014




Coho in spotlight; steelhead providing action

FISHING -- The first coho fishing season on Idaho's Clearwater River has been capturing a lot of attention this weeke, but fishing guides correctly point out that steelheading -- the ...

TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014


Yakima River stretch opening for coho

FISHING -- A coho fishing season will open on the “middle” Yakima River on Wednesday, Oct. 22, -- for both hatchery and wild fish, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department ...


Hanford Reach fall chinook still on the bite

FISHING -- "The number of anglers fishing for salmon in the Hanford Reach continues to slowly decline but the fishing remains excellent with 2.7 fall chinook landed per boat," says ...




Mt. Spokane ski area expansion meeting Nov. 19

STATE PARKS -- The controversial proposal to expand the downhill ski area at Mount Spokane State Park will get another public hearing in Spokane Valley next month. The Washington State ...


Idaho record coho caught on Clearwater

FISHING -- Idaho's first specific coho fishing season opened Friday on the Clearwater River and before the weekend was over, the state had a new record for coho salmon. Ethan ...

MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

Rare hunt for national park elk underway

HUNTING — A unique annual elk hunt in a national park began Saturday.   The Grand Teton National Park’s annual elk reduction program will run until Nov. 2.   Congress ...


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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