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  • They’re On The Road

    RV camping RV users spend an average of 21 days on the road with their vehicles between Labor Day and spring. One of every four RVers identifies himself as a …


  • ‘Vertical Festival’ At Wild Walls

    Rock climbing Spokane’s first major indoor rock-climbing event - with categories for everyone from kids to advanced rock jocks - is set for Oct. 28 at Wild Walls Climbing Gym, …


  • Wear Bright Colors In Hunting Seasons

    Hiking Fall is a brilliant season for backpacking, but it’s also the hunting season. While accidental shootings are extremely rare during hunting seasons, there’s no sense taking a chance of …


  • Bow News Is Good News

    The National Bowhunter Education Foundation is offering its news releases by fax. Simply submit your name and fax number and request a subscription to the NBEF News Fax Service. All …


  • Group Lists Species

    International wildlife conservation The World Wildlife Fund has released its annual list of the 10 most threatened species. The group criticized the weakening of the U.S. Endangered Species Act, saying …


  • House Open To Hunters At Little Pdo Refuge

    Wildlife refuges Hunters who want to take a break during the midday lull Saturday can stop at headquarters and have their say about the future of the Little Pend Oreille …


  • Help For Grouse

    Habitat The Pennsylvania-based Ruffed Grouse Society has pumped $17,000 into three Washington habitat projects aimed at boosting the feathered rocket population. Since 1985, the society has improved habitat at 300 …


  • Turnbull Needs Helpers

    Wildlife refuges The Spokane Chapter of the National Audubon Society is seeking volunteers for a work party at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Saturday. The project coincides with National Wildlife Refuge …


  • Panhandle Campers Limited To 14 Days

    Camping This is the second hunting season in which the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will be limiting campers to no more than 14 days at any one campsite. Some hunters …


  • Cougar Controls

    Wildlife management Human encounters with cougars continue to occur far above historic levels, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials say.


  • Be A Survivor

    “Wilderness Survival,” a free program on staying alive in emergency outdoor situations as taught by the Fairchild Air Force Survival School, will be presented by Airman First Class James Hangsleben …


  • He Said It…

    Environment “We have in the last 25 years come a long way toward cleaning up our environment.” -Sen. Christopher Bond, R-Missouri, defending Senate’s vote to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s …


  • Grants Help Clean Waterways

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Wildlife A mountain goat that died this summer near Lake Pend Oreille has presented a rare opportunity for Farragut State Park.


  • Learn Your Birds

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Birdwatching Make your noon-hour fly with three lunchtime birdwatching trips led by experienced birders in Coeur d’Alene.


  • Elderhostel

    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

    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 …


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