A wide-ranging lineup of hunting and fishing seminars is scheduled in the background of 250 exhibitors at the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show that runs today through Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.
Programs cover elk calling and archery techniques, bowhunting for whitetails, spring turkey hunting, fly fishing the Clark Fork River, fishing for sturgeon and Chinook, Bass Fishing 101, trout and warm-water fishing and angling in the Columbia Basin.
New this year, several key programs will be presented by WDFW fisheries and wildlife biologists:
Randy Osborne is the fish biologists who does preseason sampling and decides how many fish get restocked in the area’s trout lakes.
Joey McCanna is a wildlife biologist in charge of dealing with private landowners and habitat improvement. .
Curt Wood is the Fish and Wildlife Police officer for Lincoln County and an avid turkey hunter.
Marc Divens is the WDFW warm-water fisheries biologist, who surveys the region’s lakes from Newman to Sprague to monitor fisheries.
Woody Myers is the big-game research biologist who’s conducted major studies on mule deer in Eastern Washington, elk survival in the Blue Mountains and is currently conducting a major study of white-tailed deer in northeastern Washington.
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