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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

DU encourages waterfowls to double up on Duck Stamps

WETLANDS CONSERVATION – Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters and other waterfowl enthusiasts to “double up for the ducks” by purchasing two federal duck stamps this year. “The federal duck stamp ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011

Idaho sets fall waterfowl hunting seasons

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a 107-day waterfowl season for 2011-2012 during its meeting Wednesday. A youth hunt was set for Sept. 24-25. Read on for ...

TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011

Washington waterfowl seasons set

WATERFOWLING -- Duck and goose hunting in Washington this fall will be roughly the same as last year under the season adopted last week by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission approved. ...


Idaho seeks comments on waterfowl seasons

HUNTING -- Waterfowl hunters are being asked to responded to a survey on Idaho hunting season options by the end of the week. "We’ve had some requests for more late ...

SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2011

Rain, floods spurred ducks to reproduce

HUNTING– With the duck factories of North America producing a record high number of waterfowl, Montana and Idaho waterfowl hunters have something to look forward to this fall. This year, ...

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

Youths get shot at Turnbull ducks

HUNTING -- For the second time since 1937, youngsters can apply for limited permits to participate in a two-day youth waterfowl hunt this fall at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The ...

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

Researchers round up geese around Spokane

WILDLIFE RESEARCH– Biologists and a team of volunteers are herding Canada geese into pens and clamping leg bands on about 1,000 young birds in Eastern Washington for a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife study ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

A fowl family moment in the sunshine

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Canada geese are in the full swing of raising their families around the region. S-R photographer Dan Pelle captured his family unit basking in the sun along ...

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Birds flock to family’s ponds, nest boxes

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Birds have giving a thumbs up, so to speak, for Ron Dexter and the seven wildlife ponds he's built on the family property near Mount Spokane over the years. "Besides great blue herons, belted ...

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

Ducks Unlimited shooting and dining for wetlands

CONSERVATION– Ducks Unlimited has scheduled several upcoming fundraising events to benefit wetlands conservation. Amont them: April 2 – Coyote Falls Sporting Clays fun shoot near Almira. Practice starts 9:30 a.m., ...

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

Pullman Ducks Unlimited banquet is Saturday

CONSERVATION -- Pullman Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet  and auction Saturday, March 26, at Banyan’s Restaurant at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course.  Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.; ...

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

Spring birds filling the wet scablands

NATURE WATCHING -- January's warm streak was cruel, luring buttercups to bloom prematurely west of Spokane.  But now they're blooming with confidence around town, and birds are flocking in all around ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

‘This Could Be True’ item of the week

HUNTING -- The inscription on the metal bands used by the U.S. Department of the Interior to tag migratory birds has been changed, according to totally believable sources on the Internet. ...

SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Eagles terrorize Sprague Lake coots

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The winter ice cap was almost gone from Sprague Lake a few days ago, but this week's cold snap has reversed the trend -- and that's bad ...

MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

Let winter get you down

WATERFOWL -- These ducks are offering their free services as models to promote the effective qualities of down insulation as they hang out comfortably on the ice in below-zero conditions. ...

FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

Dining out in the duck blind

WATERFOWLING -- A friend told me today that his fingers were cramping shut after plucking waterfowl from a productive hunt. Been there, done that. Nowadays I tend to breast-out most of ...

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

George Orr leaving Wildlife Commission

 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- George Orr, the always quotable Washington Wildlife Commissioner from Spokane, announced today that he will be leaving the commission when his term expires next year.Orr, a retired ...

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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