February 15, 2009 in Outdoors

Out & About

 
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Kim Bain, in the spotlight.Photo from ESPN Communications
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OUTCLASS

Hunter ed courses fill fast

New hunters who have their sights on spring turkey seasons had better hustle to complete the mandatory hunter education requirements for Washington and Idaho. Courses in some areas are filled into May.

Both states offer online course options, but students still must meet with instructors for evaluations.

Courses and registration contacts by town are listed on the following Web sites:

Idaho: fishandgame.idaho.gov.

Washington: wdfw.wa.gov/ hunting/huntered.

OUTCAST

Bassing’s Classic lands first lady

Kim Bain, 28, is joining the ranks of Annika Sorenstam and Danica Patrick as a female competing against men on her sport’s biggest stage.

The Australian angler and Women’s Bassmaster champ, now living in Alabama, will be the first lady to fish in the Bassmaster Classic. The 38th annual fishing “Super Bowl” is set for Friday through next Sunday in Louisiana.

OUTGOING

Family-friendly snowshoe trek

Snowshoeing for families with kids capable of hiking a mile is set for Feb. 28 at Mount Spokane, sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Cost with rental equipment: $39 a family; $19 for parent and child.

Classes in cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and rock climbing also are offered through Spokane Parks starting this week.

Preregister: 625-6200; www.spokaneparks.org.

OUTSEE

Paddling videos

The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club primes for paddling by showing two free videos Feb. 23 starting at 7 p.m., at Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland:

“Riversense,” a documentary about a whitewater paddling couple facing parenthood.

“The Forward Stroke,” a how-to film on sea-kayaking.

OUTLOOK

Best fishing

Lunar tables from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Be fishing before and after peak times. Applies to all time zones.

(* indicates best days.)

Through Feb. 22

* Today

4:50 a.m., 5:15 p.m.

* Monday

5:40 a.m., 6:05 p.m.

Tuesday

6:30 a.m., 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday

7:20 a.m., 7:45 p.m.

Thursday

8:10 a.m., 8:35 p.m.

Friday

9 a.m., 9:25 p.m.

Saturday

9:50 a.m., 10:10 p.m.

Next Sunday

10:35 a.m., 10:55 p.m.


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