Stories tagged: deer hunting
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Deer hunting limited in Western U.S. states after tough winter
Unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer. And that prompted wildlife officials throughout the Rocky Mountain states …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
The hunt: First-time hunter, 45, bags trophy buck with first shot
While most deer hunters devote years to bagging the buck of their dreams, Michael Zavala dropped a trophy with his first shot – that is, his first shot ever at …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:43 a.m.
The hunt: Reardan teen bags fifth consecutive buck
Jessie Williams is five for five, bagging a nice whitetail buck every season since the teenager started hunting five years ago.
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, …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Idaho’s Clearwater elk dodge bullet of tough winter
Idaho’s streak of mild winters was broken last year and deep snow combined with cold temperatures took a toll on some of the state’s deer and elk herds, but the …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 3:40 a.m.
Landers: Sit tight, be flexible to bag whitetail buck
The surest way to fill your deer tag is by sitting on your butt.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:52 a.m.
Hunting family has occupied Blue Mountains camp site for 80 seasons
Scoggin family hunters have camped at this Umatilla National Forest site every year since 1937.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Late to the game: Man discovers deer hunting in his 30s using father’s vintage .30-30
A hunter steeps in the tradition of hunting by bagging his first deer with the .30-30 rifle his father used to bag his first deer nearly 60 years ago.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Late to the game: Woman takes to hunting in her 40s; does it her way
Celene Olgeirsson was in her mid-40s before taking leave from being a non-hunter. She bagged her first deer with a partner who preferred road hunting. She felt unfulfilled, and pursued …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 12:41 p.m.
Rule changes boost deer hunting success on opening weekend in Washington
Deer hunters out for last weekend’s opening of the general modern rifle deer season in northeastern Washington seemed to have more success compared with the 2014 opening weekend, partly because …
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Trophy deer poacher convicted, fined
A Chewelah, Washington, man and host of the former cable TV hunting show “Trophy State of Mind” has been convicted and fined $12,215 for trespassing and illegally hunting deer and …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
Ammi Midstokke: Hunting lessons for the whimsical
Every once in a while, without precept or plan, I’ll have a really good idea. They are few and far between. Often I think I have a really good idea, …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Area hunter Troy Pottenger uses trail cameras and wind data to search for trophy whitetails
Wind charts. Thermals. Bedding areas. Travel lanes. Finding the edge of the wind. These are the tools that Troy Pottenger uses every day during the summer to locate what he …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015
Hunters get final shot at Washington rule proposals
The public has until Tuesday to comment on 2015-2017 Washington hunting rule proposals such as increasing moose permits and restricting the use of bait in deer and elk hunting. The …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Cooking your game: Cabin fever venison roast stew
What happens when you put three professional cooks and one successful deer hunter in a cabin for three days? No one goes hungry, and we may use ‘F’ and ‘D’ …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Private lands available to hunt under Washington’s Hunter Access Program
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has paved way for hunter access to private lands with several programs: • Register to Hunt, with about 7 properties in 6 counties;
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Washington considers options for hunting rules
Hunting big game with bait statewide and a four-point minimum antler restriction in northeastern Washington are among the issues sportsmen are bringing up for discussion as the Washington Department of …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
Fires char 256,000 acres, leave little winter food for deer
Washington’s largest deer herd will have to be reduced by hunting and winter feeding is planned for the survivors in the aftermath of wildfires torching the Methow Valley. Wildlife managers …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013
Valuable info gathered at hunter check stations
It wasn’t clear last month why some hunters were driving past the highway check station marked by big fluorescent orange signs while others willingly stopped and shared the information of …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Hunting and fishing report
Anglers throughout the region are enjoying more elbow room this week as a high percentage of competing sportsmen becomes distracted by hunting. Fly fishing
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013
Landers: Hunters will have to RSVP for privately owned spots
Some sportsmen will have reservations about a new online hunting access program in Eastern Washington this season. Others will log-in to the possibilities. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Hunting group works for access near Cheney
“I never wanted it to be a hunting club,” said John Bruce, who founded the Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association 12 years ago. “Some wanted that, but I held firm.” …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
Technology, volunteers boost northeastern Washington whitetail study
An ambitious research project is under way to shed light on the mysterious movements of white-tailed deer through the thick cover of northeastern Washington. The study area in Stevens, Pend …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Out & About: Getting out game with muscle power
OUTHUNT – Even in 2012, muscle power remains a workable alternative to horsepower when it’s time to pack big game out of the backcountry. A few Inland Northwest hunters stood …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012
Landers: Private land hunting can be special
More people would hunt if they knew they had a place. I understand this limitation, having lost access to fabulous hunting over the years as farms changed hands.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Landers: Buyers beware when booking for big-game hunt
A Spokane-area man is providing a classic example of why sportsmen should do their homework before paying an outfitter big bucks for a big-game hunt. Sean Siegel said he’s been …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, 8:14 p.m.
Landers: Check outfitters before trying one on
A Spokane-area man is providing a classic example of why sportsmen should do their homework before paying an outfitter big bucks for a big-game hunt.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Landers: ‘Hunting by Reservation’ program hits cyber barrier
A new method of gaining public hunting access to private land in Washington is staggering onto the scene this fall. About 30,000 East Side acres have been enrolled in the …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Fires char BLM areas, Joseph Creek
Wild fires have blackened the prospects for hunting this season in specific areas of Washington and Idaho. Weeks of rainless hot weather in August and September forced state and federal …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Cast and blast: Hunters shouldn’t spare the fishing rod
Diversified sportsmen can be conflicted during fall hunting season, since it’s also one of the best times for fishing. Tuna are migrating past the Washington Coast. Salmon are streaming into …