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SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015

Justin. Please see Tom Clouse for more info on this guy. (Photo Hodge)

Brothers in arms … and camera lenses

A couple of local brothers have turned their love of the outdoors into a potential career by capturing their escapades on camera. Jon and Jake Hodge grew up in northwest Spokane before moving near Seven Bays and finishing their high school careers in Davenport.

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Deadlines loom for special permits

HUNTING – The clock is ticking for hunters hoping to fulfill their dreams in special fall hunts. Another round of permit application deadlines are coming up. In Idaho, April 30 was the deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts.

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Z Lake, on the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area in Lincoln County, is accessible by a 1.5 mile hike or mountain bike ride. A draft management plan proposes access changes. (Rich Landers)

Landers driven to defend walk-in status for lake

A zigzagging sliver of water in the scablands southwest of Davenport is a model of rare opportunity for the muscle-powered sportsman. Z Lake isn’t named on government maps. It isn’t listed in Washington’s fishing regulations pamphlet because it’s open year-round with no special regulations.

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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015

More women see hunting as quality time with family 

Increasing numbers of women are learning to shoot rifles and bows to enjoy hunting and the meat they can put on the table. The growing interest of women in blood sports isn’t a stampede, but it’s significant enough to capture the attention of the hunting and shooting sports industries, as well as the media.

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Alan Liere: Smoked pheasant stock never seems to end

When I cleaned the freezer, I knew exactly how long the package of six pheasants had been there. They were part of a gloriously successful hunt with family two Octobers ago in South Dakota. I had intended to serve them at my annual wild game dinner. Covered now with a thick layer of frost, huckleberry juice, crusted blood, and other freezer residue, the camouflaged victims of a messy, partial thaw had been forgotten.

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Weekly hunting and fishing report 

Fly fishing Bug and water conditions on the North Fork Coeur d’Alene are making for some excellent fishing throughout in the system. Take advantage of it, because summer flows look to be dismal. The water at this time is normally high enough to prevent walking through spawning areas, so if you’re wading, take care to stay off the redds.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

Online hunter education connects in Washington

Washington’s online hunter education course is on the verge of becoming more popular than the classroom version that’s been a hunting requirement since 1957. Of the 16,678 people who registered in the state’s hunter ed program last year, 51 percent took the traditional classroom course and 49 percent took the online course that debuted in 2009. 

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Washington’s top hunter education instructors named

When Washington’s 850 or so certified hunter education instructors gathered for their annual training update recently in Wenatchee, they had to make a tough choice. When the votes were tallied, the annual Terry Hoffer Memorial Firearms Safety Award honoring the state’s top instructor for 2014 was given to a Western Washington volunteer.

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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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