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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

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Lethal removal of wolves authorized for Smackout Pack

A wolf pack in northeastern Washington recently associated with a fourth confirmed attack on livestock since September – despite the presence of range riders – has triggered a protocol that authori...

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Recent Blog Posts

Fri., July 21, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

Wildfires prompt closure of Sandpoint area roads, trails

FORESTS -- Because of wildfires and firefighting activity that have extended to expand this week, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests has issued temporary road and trail closures on the Sandpoint ...

Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Bumper crop huckleberry season lets pickers think big

FORAGING -- As predicted after seeing bountiful blooms during June hikes, the region is enjoying a bumper crop of huckleberries from all reports. With so many berries around, pickers can be picky. ...

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