From late April to early September, when other outdoor enthusiasts are doing their best to avoid Washington’s only venomous snake, J.D. Brooks and his fellow graduate students at Central Washington University are on the hunt.
Tubers have a right to be stupid while floating on the Spokane River within the City of Spokane. A stand-up paddleboarder who is brave, skilled or foolish enough to paddle through the rapids at the Bowl and Pitcher would be required to wear a life jacket for a baseline measure of safety. But a fun-loving dude floating on an inner tube could legally bare his chest to the whitewater without a life jacket or fear of a ticket.
Summer is prime time for new hunters to enroll in hunter education classes in Idaho and Washington. State wildlife officials say prospective hunters to procrastinate can find fall classes full or in conflict with fall school and sports schedules.
The white sturgeon anglers have been catching with high rates of success in Lake Roosevelt’s newly created fishery are big, tough critters – and they’re causing problems at fish cleaning stations, National Park Services officials say.
The Okanogan district’s quality trout fishing lakes have all been performing very well. Anglers have been getting into several fish an hour at the Green lakes northwest of Omak and Aeneas Lake west of Tonasket.
As more people head outdoors to enjoy spring weather, they’re entering nature’s nurseries where it’s best to leave the babies be. Last week, for example, a male whitetail fawn was brought into the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine teaching clinic by a person concerned the animal had been abandoned by its mother.
It’s an even seven minutes into an afternoon run. My watch buzzes, denoting a mile complete. Pace and heart-rate numbers flash on the screen. For a month the Spartan Sport Wrist HR from Suunto has served as my training partner. It also tracks my steps, calories burned, and other metrics during the day.
Washington has released a revised “Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions” that requires livestock producers to try at least two proactive deterrence measures appropriate to their operation before the state would consider using lethal control in cases of wolf attacks on cattle, sheep and other stock.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. On average, 3,533 people die as a result of drowning each year, and most of those deaths are children under the age of 4 who drown in backyard swimming pools.
I was standing in my kitchen crying. There are very few records of actual Midstokke crying to date, but this was the real deal. Full fledged, trembling lip, snotty nose crying. My dad was wearing a tool belt and a pair of noise muffs over his already deaf ears. He tried to help and suggested, “Maybe we should remodel your bathroom another time.” The choked tears turned into a full sob – I want to do laundry in my own house.
Brandon Collier and Lorey Chillbeck were among a flotilla of anglers exploring the new opportunity to fish for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt last weekend. “There was a bit of a learning curve, but we figured it out,” Collier said.
It’s the high-elevation lift that makes Mount Hood ground zero for summer skiing in the United States. The resort has the longest ski season in the country, operating into September. Ski and snowboard teams spend their summers at Timberline, more so this year in advance of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
TRANSITIONS -- The Outdoors Blog is evolving. After nearly 41 years as Outdoors editor at The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers has officially retired. He will continue writing occasionally as an Outdoors ...
Another potential constitutional controversy involves lawmakers and their social media accounts. The ACLU of Washington said last week legislators should not be blocking people with whom they disagree or deleting ...