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Rich Landers

Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.
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Recent Stories

Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Idaho targets private lands big game

Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season, even though elk calves took a hit ...

Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 4:55 a.m.

Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners

A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for biking, hikin...

Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Fall fling: September ideal month to cast for trout

This is a busy month with families centered around kids and schools. Fall sports are fully revved up. Fans can easily devote an entire weekend to a Cougar football game. No wonder September is such...

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Recent Blog Posts

Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Surplus Clearwater chinook used as 'seed' for Lolo Creek

FISHING --More than 100 spring chinook salmon not needed at a northern Idaho hatchery have been released into a creek to spawn naturally, giving a boost to the fishery one way or another. Eric Bark...

Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

South Hill bluff fire prevention work needs volunteers

TRAILS -- A volunteer work party to thin brush and prune trees to reduce fire danger on a portion of the South Hill bluff is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, organized by Friends of the South Hill...

Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 6:01 a.m.

Washington proposals would simplify some fishing rules

FISHING – Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers. Public c...

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