Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season, even though elk calves took a hit from the first tough winter in a few years.
Idaho’s streak of mild winters was broken last year and deep snow combined with cold temperatures took a toll on some of the state’s deer and elk herds, but the Clearwater region seems to have been an exception.
A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for biking, hiking, horse riding and other non-motorized use.
This is a busy month with families centered around kids and schools. Fall sports are fully revved up. Fans can easily devote an entire weekend to a Cougar football game. No wonder September is such a great time for an angler to sneak off and go fly fishing!
Summer in the Inland Northwest serves up a lot of eye candy for outdoor photographers. Nesting birds and newborn fawns turn a lot of heads. Moose pose like models. Our numerous water bodies are full of features to admire through the lens.
An open house meeting to explain alternatives for managing Priest Lake water levels and navigation through The Thorofare is set for Friday at 4-7 p.m. at Priest Lake Elementary School, 27732 Highway 57 in Priest Lake.
With the help of a last-minute 6-pounder and a full-speed run to beat the clock back to the weigh-in station, 29-year-old Bradon Palaniuk of Hayden, Idaho, has become the 2017 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
Much needed and welcomed rain throughout the region earlier in the week has washed away the remnants of smoke to provide relief to the lousy air quality suffered by Eastern Washington and North Idaho residents.
Dan Ashe, who rose from the ranks of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011 to become its 16th director, finally got his chance to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in September 2013. He flew to the farthest corner of northeast Alaska to accompany his son on a caribou hunt.
Development of a long-range master plan for Liberty Lake Regional Park is underway with a public workshop set for Thursday at 3 p.m. at City of Liberty Lake Council Chambers, 22710 E. Country Vista Dr.
After getting a late spring start, the garden had finally blossomed. Early crop production from the raspberries and rhubarb had been phenomenal, but my eagerness lay with the fall arrivals – the squash, onions, carrots, watermelon and tomatoes. And that time was now...until it wasn’t.
Hikers have been held hostage by a summer of smoke in the Inland Northwest. While much of the West continues to burn, creating unhealthy and even dangerous conditions on regional trails, one place in Washington has managed to dodge the bullet – the Olympic Peninsula.
The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources.