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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

In brief: Extreme Huntress in hot water

North Idaho’s famed Extreme Huntress from Bonner County is in hot water on charges of violating hunting permit regulations while she was vying for a national TV crown. Amanda Rochelle Lowrey used social media in 2013 to garner votes on her trail toward the 2014 Extreme Huntress title in the Eye of the Hunter program on NBC Sports.

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Liere: Prerequisites crucial for every junior hunter

At the March Bighorn Show, I helped register my 10-year-old grandson, Walker, in a Hunters Safety Course. Walker has accompanied his father, Matt, on a couple of successful deer and dove hunts, and he’s pretty sure he wants to give it a go himself this autumn. Pretty sure. After he passes the safety course, Matt and I will have a better idea of his dedication to doing it right. I’m excited because I think Walker has what it takes and I would love to have him along on some of our hunting adventures.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

In brief: Desert 100 dirt bike race returns to Odessa 

The Desert 100 dirt bike race will return to Odessa on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers are welcoming hundreds of riders who will camp in a Lincoln County rancher’s range land for the weekend of festivities in the scablands. The event has brought race lovers and dirt bike enthusiasts to compete in the off-road race and other events since 1969.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015

Out & About: Annapurna a reality for Jess Roskelley

OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, who climbed Mount Everest as a 20-year-old in 2003 with his father and internationally acclaimed mountaineer John Roskelley, has been specializing in difficult ascents and ice climbs in recent years.

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Field reports: Wolf numbers up in Northern Rockies 29 

PREDATORS – Gray wolf numbers rose across most of the Northern Rockies last year but dropped in Montana after a concerted effort by officials there to drive down the population and curb livestock attacks. Last week was the deadline for northwestern states to report their wolf status and monitoring information to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015

Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly fishing Antilon Lake, located 10 miles northwest of Chelan, is producing great numbers of brown trout for float tubers.  There is one primitive boat launch and a dirt parking lot at the north end of the lake. Pull a wooly bugger on a full sink line.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

A hunter waits for a pickup along the Snake River from a Hells Canyon jet boat. (Rich Landers)

Jet boats rush into heat of activity in Hells Canyon 

Hells Canyon might be God’s best-kept hideaway if you’re a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb. Jet boat operators provide the divine intervention to answer your prayers.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015

Thorburn named to state fish, wildlife panel

An expert birder and physician from Spokane is one of two new members of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission named by Gov. Jay Inslee. The governor’s office confirmed Friday that Kim Thorburn, former chief health officer of the Spokane Regional Health District and an officer in the Spokane Audubon Society, has been named to fill a long-vacant seat.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015

Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly Fishing Idaho streams rose quickly with the recent rains but may be back to a fishable level by the weekend if the weather report is accurate. Most Idaho and east side Washington steelhead rivers also blew out this week.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015

Show goers take shot at archery. (Colin Mulvany)

Big Horn Show showcases taxidermy skills 12 

Bragging rights, family memories, the hunt of a lifetime, the fish of your dreams – these are the types of incentives that trigger visits to a taxidermist. The humble profession of immortalizing wildlife is at the root of the Big Horn Outdoor Recreation Show, which started 55 years ago as a gathering of hunters comparing big-game trophies.

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Field reports: Mineral Ridge trail temporarily closing

HIKING – The Mineral Ridge Scenic Area off the northeast portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene, including the popular Mineral Ridge Trail, will be temporarily closed this week for hazardous tree removal, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say.  The Beauty Bay-area closure is scheduled for Monday through Thursday. 

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