April 11, 2010 in Outdoors

Special fishing report coming Thursday

 
Illustration by Tim Barnes photo

Father’s Day gift? Fishing 2010 cover art will be available for purchase. Illustration by Tim Barnes
(Full-size photo)

OUTLOOK – Fishing 2010, The Spokesman-Review’s annual update on fishing prospects, rules and opportunities throughout the Inland Northwest, will be inserted in the Thursday paper.

The tabloid includes a map of all the fishing lakes and streams in the region, including the game fish species they hold.

Memorial service eulogy raises bar for outdoorsmen

OUTGOING – “The next people pulling into our family’s campsite after we left always got a good deal: It would be clean, tidy and stocked with firewood,” Bart Preecs said in a eulogy last weekend at a memorial service for his father, Bert.

“He instilled in us the rule to leave our camp better than we found it,” he said, developing the outdoorsman’s credo into a metaphor for the life of a man who retired from the Spokane County Engineers Department and then pedaled his bike across the United States.

Fly Fishers present angling update night

OUTCATCH – Get the scoop on local angling opportunities geared to fly fishing on Wednesday at the annual Extravaganza sponsored by the Spokane Fly Fishers.

The free event opens at 5 p.m. at St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy, with displays and hot dogs served.

Biologists will speak at 7 p.m.

Info: Dan Ferguson, 325-8885.

Endangered owls down to six wild survivors

OUTCRY – Only six endangered northern spotted owls are known to exist in the wild in British Columbia, while 10 are in captivity.

Provincial biologists plan to capture two wild survivors and match them with two captive females at a breeding facility in Langley.

Ian Blackburn, spotted owl recovery coordinator for the Ministry of Environment, said the other four free-roaming birds comprise two pairs and will continue to remain in the wild, with any offspring removed for captive breeding.

Biologists have shot 12 barred owls that were competing for habitat.

Paddlers ‘Kickoff’ season at Corbin Park

OUTDO – Kayakers, catarafters and other paddlers from around Spokane and North Idaho will be gathering Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Corbin Park in Post Falls for the annual Spokane River Kickoff.

Boat demos, instruction, friendly competitions and food are on the wet agenda for this free event.

Parks offer free admission

OUTDEAL – Admission fees will be waived at 392 national parks during National Park Week, Saturday through April 25.

Bike scavenger hunts set

OUTRIDE – The Trailquest mountain bike orienteering series for riders of all abilities starts next Sunday at Newman Lake. Info:

www.spokanetrailquest.com

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