Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 22
Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a blue jay near Steptoe Butte on Saturday. According to the Audubon Society, the raucous and colorful bird is slowly expanding its range into the Northwest. Logging of Eastern forests initially depressed the species’ population, but the birds have adapted to nesting in cities.
Washington’s late deer season closed Monday.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Citizens Against Poaching are each offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of whoever shot and killed a female grizzly in Idaho.
A crowd of more than 80 people at a Riggins community meeting over the looming closure of the steelhead fishing season in Idaho heard mostly bad news Tuesday night.
The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will lead a hike on Black Friday as part of the national OptOutside movement started by REI four years ago.
They started their grand climbing adventure in Nebraska of all places.
Idaho’s steelhead fishing season will end, at least temporarily, in three weeks.
Once, I took a class on building birdhouses. I thought it had all the basic carpentry skills I would need, no matter that the wood was precut. There was glue, nails, some paint, which seems the main fabric of any good home as far as I could tell. But being a home owner has taught me a few new things about building and myself.
The House of Representatives voted 196-180 on Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48. The legislation will next head to the Senate.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving.
Explore 120 acres that may be added to the Big Rock area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Sunday
The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Spokane lineup was selected today. Check out the films here.
It was a classic moviemaking scenario: One of the stars bails out during production and the new kid gets his shot at a role and comes up big. In this case, it was the latest Teton Gravity Research film “Far Out” presented by REI, and the new kid really is just a kid, Kai Jones, only 11 at the time.
As Montana grizzly bears have pushed beyond their usual mountain strongholds into the Bitterroot and Judith Basin areas, Washington state residents got a surprise visit this fall from a 476-pound grizzly west of the Pend Oreille River.
The House of Representatives will vote Friday on whether to delist gray wolves in the contiguous United States.
It’s eagle time.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 15
In a cavernous, and cold, warehouse in Airway Heights a group of Spokane Tribe of Indians fish biologists encircled a large, vicious-looking fish Tuesday.
Colville photographer Joanie Christian took this photo of a female common merganser while kayaking on the Colville River in late October.
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