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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

In brief: Canada lynx get some protection

Canada lynx will be listed as threatened throughout the Lower 48 states, federal officials announced Thursday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated nearly 39,000 square miles of critical habitat for the rare forest cat, including federal land in north-central Washington, North Idaho, the …

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014


Wounded bull eludes bow hunter

A morning of what appeared to be a promising bow hunt Wednesday for a Coeur d’Alene man turned into a day-long ordeal that ended with a hunt he will never forget and will always regret. Wes Sifford, 24, had earlier in the week scouted an …

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Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly fishing The Fish Washington website ( wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington) has expanded to provide the “whens, wheres and how-tos” for fishing Washington’s high-elevation lakes. It now has fishing information for hundreds of high lakes, including 60 “getting started” lakes. Features include fish stocking data, access details and …

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014


Idaho duck hunters devote day to kids

Mentored waterfowl hunting opportunities for 10- to 15-year old licensed hunters have been scheduled this month by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Silver Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. The hunts and associated activities are planned for Sept. 27, the opening day …

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Huckleberries basis of family bonds

Pat (Randall) Cassel, a retired Spokane teacher, has relocated to the guava groves of Hawaii, but she wrote to remind us that there’s something rich about huckleberries and the family tradition. “Going ‘picking’ was an eagerly awaited activity every summer for our family. Baby sister …

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014




Rich Landers

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Landers: Record run should give all anglers shot at a king

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.” The performance began with good returns of spring chinook followed by this summer’s post-dams record returns of sockeye and a great showing of coho. Now the big stars …


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