A worm and bobber usually spells success, but sometimes a tried and true tactic requires the angler to up the ante. (Ben Pierce)

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BOZEMAN – Several months ago my nephew and I became pen pals. Benjamin, 6, lives in Lakeville, Conn., with his mom and his dad. He just finished kindergarten and will start first grade this fall. Ben began sending me drawings – I’ve got a very …

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State targets wolf pack

A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County. Efforts to haze and deter the Huckleberry Pack from attacking a flock of 1,800 sheep grazing on private timber land …

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State targets wolf pack
Field reports: Washington, Montana deal with elk disease issues
Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County
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Weekly hunting and fishing report
In brief: Newman Lake to close briefly for treatment
Field reports: Washington, Montana deal with elk disease issues
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Field reports: Mount Spokane land classifications affect ski area expansion
Field Reports: Lookout Pass expansion proposals presented
1,400-mile snowmobile trek follows Iditarod Trail
Winter, a fickle beast at nearly 6,000 feet
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Landers: Next-level paddling, making the jump from cruising to serious sport
Flight of passage: popular pastime at CdA’s Tubbs Hill entices thrill seekers
Tubbs Hill main trail getting an upgrade this fall
Kienbaum family of Liberty Lake knows how to carve up the glassy water
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Out & About: Fishers back home in Olympics
Landers: Huckleberry season has pickers bursting with excitement
Handouts to deer just a bad idea
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge: Marsh trail packed with features
Hiking »
Great Old Broads: Wilderness advocacy group hikes with a purpose
In brief: Recreation areas reopen to public after wildfires
Tubbs Hill main trail getting an upgrade this fall
Expedition Idaho tough
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Couple's key to bike safety is preparation
Cyclist Cathy Rogers riding electric bike across the U.S. for charity
Out & About: Groups to update ‘State of the Trails’
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Out & About: Anglers trashing privilege at West Medical Lake
Out & About: Fishers back home in Olympics
Fires char 256,000 acres, leave little winter food for deer
New online map identifies public lands

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If there’s a consensus about anything in Northwest fishing circles it’s that steelhead and salmon deserve the highest respect. Their migrations up and down natal streams and survival in the predator-infested nightmare of the ocean set them apart in the angler’s heart. But some fishermen …

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