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FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2017

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

Wild turkeys make themselves at home on the South Hill. (Rich Landers)

South Hill turkeys at home in the 'hood

WILDLIFE -- Heading into their breeding season, wild turkeys are going to be notably conspicuous in South Hill neighborhoods well into May. Expect traffic slowdowns as toms strut in the streets and chase off contenders for the affections of nearby hens. You could be considered...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016

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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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016

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

THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015

Wild turkey gobblers strut among hens on April 1, 2015.

One week from today: Gobble, Gobble!

HUNTING -- A landowner who generously allows me to hunt wild turkeys on his property sent me the photo, above, on April 1, to whet my appetite for April 15. That's one week from today. I'll be ready -- will you? All of the rules...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

Wild turkey gobblers court their hens for breeding during spring. (Rich Landers)

Spring gobbler hunting seasons coming up

HUNTING -- Spring wild turkey hunting seasons are knocking on the door. All of the rules for Idaho and Washington are in pamphlets at license dealers or online. Check them out before your hunt. Washington's youth-only season for hunters under age 16 is April 4-5....

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.