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Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 27

The Yakima River has finally settled down into a smooth sustained flow and the trout are beginning to bite. Close by, the Naches River fish are smaller but plentiful, and wade fishing is a pleasant way to pass a hot summer day.

Idaho draft wolf plan has predator’s fans, foes howling

Advocates and critics are upset with IDFG draft wolf management plan and method for counting wolves. (Associated Press)
Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are likely to release a draft of their plan next month, and wolf critics claim the agency is going soft on the animals, while wolf advocates say the state is putting too much pressure on them.

Reader photo: Seeing the lights

With a sun activity forecast that spelled a good chance to see the northern lights from Eastern Washington last weekend, Sharon Lindsay and several Spokane photographers headed out for a late-night shot at the heavens. Lindsay captured this image near Davenport around 1 a.m. (Sharon Lindsay / SHARON LINDSAY PHOTO)
Heavenly display: With a sun activity forecast that spelled a good chance to see the northern lights from Eastern Washington last weekend, Sharon Lindsay and several Spokane photographers headed out for a late-night shot at the heavens. Lindsay captured this image near Davenport around 1 a.m.

Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 20

The Clark Fork River has very good visibility and river temperatures are around 66 degrees in the mornings. Attractors are effective most of the day, as are naturals like tan caddis and PMDs.

Kid camping is a natural experience

If a kid gets special comfort from a doll or stuffed animal, bring it along camping and take it hiking and huckleberry picking as you would a family friend. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Taking kids camping, you know instinctively that you are doing something right for your offspring. You have brought them to this semi-natural place and pitched the tents and created a little world within the bigger world.

Ammi Midstokke: Relationshipping in the Great Outdoors

Lupine blooms in profusion along Parker Ridge trail in a portion of the Selkirk Mountains that burned in 2015 (Ammi Midstokke / Ammi Midstokke photo)
I should warn my readers that the events herein were performed by advanced, expert relationshippers. I know this because I’ve spent a small fortune on therapy over the years and our couples therapist regularly tells us things like “You guys are really in tune with each other.”

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