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  • Grants Help Clean Waterways

    Oct. 1, 1995 on Page G2 Boating The Clean Vessel Act Pumpout Grant Program, now in its third year, is helping keep America’s waterways free of human waste. Administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, …

  • Grouse Limits

    Oct. 1, 1995 on Page G2 Hunting The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s recent decision to limit sage grouse hunting likely will have little effect on the populations of the bird, some wildlife managers say. Montana’s …

  • Palouse Falls Trail

    Oct. 1, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Accessible trails A new trail that will allow easy access to people using wheelchairs has been completed at the overlook of Palouse Falls State Park. The 420-foot asphalt trail leads …

  • Fur For Fish

    Oct. 1, 1995 on Page G2 Trapping Louisiana is trying to create markets for wild nutria, partly to put the lush beaverlike fur to use warming human bodies, and partly to reduce damage to coastal marshes. …

  • Park Plans Discussed

    Oct. 1, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 State Parks Proposed revisions in methods for classifying park lands will be presented by the Washington State Parks Department during a meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the …

  • Guide On Diskette

    Oct. 1, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Hiking A revised second-edition guidebook to the Pacific Northwest Trail is available on diskette, making it easier to keep up with new developments in the 1,100-mile route from Glacier National …

  • Park Seeks Funds For Goat Exhibit

    Oct. 1, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Wildlife A mountain goat that died this summer near Lake Pend Oreille has presented a rare opportunity for Farragut State Park.

  • Learn Your Birds

    Oct. 1, 1995 on Page G2 Registration is open for a course on identifying and appreciating birds in Eastern Washington taught by area artist and birding expert Maurice Vial. Evening sessions are set for Oct. 10 …

  • Bait Hookers Wary

    Sept. 24, 1995 on Page G2 Fishing An advocate group’s proposal to rewrite fishing regulations on part of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River is drawing a line between fly fishing and bait fishing. Some …

  • Launching Bargain

    Sept. 24, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Boating Boaters can save 50 percent on boat launching fees under a discount program being offered at Washington state parks. Boaters who regularly use state park boat ramps can purchase …

  • Clean Camp

    Sept. 24, 1995 on Page G2 A work party to clear brush at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Mount Spokane and do repair work on the historic buildings is being sponsored Saturday by Recreational Equipment, …

  • Tigers In The Lake

    Sept. 17, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Fishing Tiger muskies are gaining girth and popularity in area lakes. The sterile crosses of muskellunge and northern pike have been stocked in six North Idaho lakes since 1989 and …

  • Club Opens Range To Sight-In Rifles

    Sept. 17, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Hunting The Spokane Rifle Club will open its 100-yard range to non-members Saturday through Oct. 13 so sportsmen can zero-in their hunting rifles before the major big-game seasons. The club, …

  • Meat Can’t Be Pink

    Sept. 17, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Hunting That rare breed of hunters who stalk bears and cougars should cook their meat well-done. The Idaho Health District in Lewiston reported 15 cases of human trichinosis last spring …

  • Condors Released

    Sept. 17, 1995 on Page G2 Endangered species Eight endangered California condors were released in the last week of August into the remote backcountry of the Los Padres National Forest. The releases were the fifth in …

  • Brown-Bag Birding At Coeur D’Alene

    Sept. 17, 1995 on Page G2 Birdwatching Make your noon-hour fly with three lunchtime birdwatching trips led by experienced birders in Coeur d’Alene.

  • Elderhostel

    Sept. 17, 1995 on Page G2 The Olympic Park Institute will offer Elderhostel programs at its Lake Crescent campus and Lake Quinault and Kalaloch lodges in Olympic National Park this fall for adults 55 and older. …

  • Guns, Game Topics In Women’s Workshop

    Sept. 10, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Hunting After hearing rave reviews from last year’s first “Women in Hunting Workshop,” the Idaho Fish and Game Department has doubled the size of the event scheduled this year for …

  • Ladies Clays

    Sept. 10, 1995 on Page G2 Washington’s third annual Ladies Charity Classic, a sporting clays shotgun event for women of all shooting abilities, is set for Sept. 30 at Sunnydell Shooting Grounds in Sequim, Wash. Groups …

  • Should Griz Return?

    Sept. 10, 1995 on Page G2 Wildlife management Some wildlife activists say it’s time to bring back the grizzly to California, where the silvertip has been extinct for 70 years. “Right now, we’re having enough problems …

  • Boated Shark Bites

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Fishing Cheryl Logan of Gulfport, Miss., caught a 12-pound blacktip shark was fishing in the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo this summer. Then the fish got her.

  • Goose Season Blocked

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Hunting A one-year moratorium has been imposed on Canada geese hunting in East Coast states, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced. The first-ever closure was based on the …

  • Ducks Increase

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Waterfowl conservation Years of conservation efforts and a second year of plentiful rains have brought record breeding populations of some ducks to the North American prairies this year, the U.S. …

  • Volunteers To Clear Mount Spokane Trails

    Sept. 3, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Nordic skiing The Inland Empire Nordic Club is calling for volunteers to help clear brush on the Mount Spokane nordic ski trail system. The first work party, featuring free lunch, …

  • Lift Tickets $52

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Alpine skiing Aspen will charge $52 for regular-season lift tickets next season, making it the first ski area in the nation to break $50. Vail says it’s sticking with last …

  • Rapid Change

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Rafting A new, potentially dangerous rapid developed on the lower Deschutes River near Klone, Ore., last month.

  • Backcountry Medicine Workshop

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Dr. William Forgey, a family medicine physician, author and expert in wilderness medicine, will present a free wilderness medicine workshop Saturday from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. at REI, 1125 N. Monroe …

  • Alaskan Refuge

    Aug. 27, 1995 on Page G2 Wildlife politics President Bill Clinton has threatened to veto the GOP’s 1996 budget plan unless Republicans remove a provision to open the unique coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife …

  • Mountaineer Readings

    Aug. 27, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Climbing Two famous climbers who made their marks in Wyoming’s Grand Tetons, will be reading from their works to raise money for the proposed North Cascades mountaineering interpretive center at …

  • Anglers On Attack

    Aug. 27, 1995 on Page G2 Fishing politics Fishing-tackle and boat manufacturers have declared war on commercial fishing.