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FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 2017

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016


Ryan "JR" Elkins Jr. of Spokane Valley bucks a national trend by following his father on a turkey hunt in October. Nationally, the number of youths being introduced to hunting by their parents is on the decline.
 (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)

Enjoy wild turkey hunting safely

HUNTING -- Spring gobbler seasons got underway last weekend in Idaho and Washington with thousands of camouflaged hunters sneaking around the woods and fields in hopes of bagging a tom. Enjoy the sport and the current bounty of wild turkeys in the region, but just...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

Hunting Film Tour Feb. 19 in CdA

HUNTING -- The 2016 Hunting Film Tour is coming to the region this month with 7 p.m. showings: Feb. 19 in Coeur d'Alene at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Feb. 20 in Sandpoint at the Panida Theatre. Feb. 22 in Spokane at the Magic Lantern....

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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016

Wild turkey gobblers can feel their oats even in autumn. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Gobblers never totally give up the strut

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A reader called in November and asked if the wild turkey mating season had started. Another reader called last week and said she had a wild turkey all fanned out in her yard. Do turkeys mate year round? they asked. No. But...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015


MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2015

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015


Wild turkeys are numerous in and out of towns around Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, and sometimes they're nuisances, too. (Troy Maben)

Emergency rule OKs crossbows for turkey hunts

HUNTING -- For the first time, crossbows became legal to use for hunting wild turkeys this morning as Washington's spring gobbler season opened. The change was allowed by an emergency rule vote of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission announced on Tuesday. The commission made...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015

Mandy Miles of Lewiston and his son, Spencer Miles, pose with the bighorn ram the elder Miles took in a Unit 11 hunt south of Lewiston in September 2011.  (Mandy Miles)

It's the season for special hunt permit applications

HUNTING -- Hunters hoping to fulfill their dreams in the fall hunts had better be thinking ahead. Special permit application deadlines are coming up. Special license drawing deadlines by state include: IDAHO April 30 for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat. Info: fishandgame.idaho.gov MONTANA May...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

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