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Spokane-area couple travels to Alaska for fish, bears as retirement celebration

A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 7

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 30

For most hunters, this comes a little late for this year, but if you’re not saving the neck of your big game kill, you’re missing out on what I consider …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

New England shrimp fishing closed for at least 1 more year

New England shrimp will be unavailable to seafood consumers for at least another year as the fishery struggles with environmental changes, regulators decided on Wednesday.


Nez Perce tribe hopes to spark return of chinook with artificial beds

The Nez Perce tribe is taking advantage of overproduction at the Clearwater Hatchery to seed some local streams with spring chinook redds – spawning beds or nests.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 23

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report for Nov. 23.


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s outdoor advisory panel gets mixed reviews

Representatives of outdoor recreation and conservation groups see both potential and peril in a new advisory committee being created by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.


In brief: Fall Fishing Derby at Lake Pend Oreille

Anglers will be fishing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes under a new format when the


Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 16

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 16


In brief: Oregon wildlife biologists testing deer, elk for fatal disease

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.


Clearwater steelhead project seeks public donations

Steelhead enthusiasts have until Sunday to donate and boost a juvenile steelhead research project on tributaries to the Clearwater River.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 9

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report for Nov. 9


Long Beach Peninsula offers get-away options for anyone

The Long Beach Peninsula is full of outdoorsy surprises.


In brief: North Idaho College to host environmental film festival

The “Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper Wild and Scenic Film Festival” will be held on Thursday night at Boswell Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting reports for Nov. 2


Angler catches, releases pending Montana record bass

It could be a state record smallmouth bass, but Mike Dominick let it go. “I’ve never seen a smallmouth that fat,” he said. “Not in my hands.”


Out & About: Wildlife watching, fishing participation increases in U.S.

Wildlife watching, especially around the home, and fishing have gained popularity in recent years while participation in hunting has declined slightly, according to a report released last month.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 26

Anglers fishing the far end of Omak Lake in Okanogan County say the cutthroat fishing is outstanding.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Butte priest recovers fishing gear stolen earlier this week

A Roman Catholic priest has recovered fly fishing gear and other personal belongings that were stolen from his outside a Montana church earlier this week.


Reader photo: Where is everybody?

October fly fishing can be about as good as it gets in terms of finding solitude, colorful fall scenery and eager trout.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 19

Washington pheasant hunters only have to wait until Saturday to follow up on conflicting reports regarding wild bird populations. As always, some hunters will say pheasant populations are down, and …


Hiking Beartooth Wilderness high on list of Montana adventures

Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and predawn wind whipping across the plateau. Look up at the cathedral of the sky. Watch the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Fish on: Idaho Fish and Game Commission OKs steelhead harvest

Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery steelhead starting Sunday.


Some steelhead anglers are playing for keeps

Steelhead numbers were so low in mid-August that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game pre-emptively closed catch-and-keep seasons, but allowed anglers to fish for steelhead as long as they …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Idaho agency to vote on opening catch-and-keep season

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is set to vote on a proposal to allow catch-and-keep steelhead fisheries on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Clearwater …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time

If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 12

If you are hunting ducks but haven’t set up on the “honey hole” where most of them want to be, at least make your spread highly visible by adding a …


Coho season set; steelhead harvest tabled

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a coho fishing season but delayed a hot-topic decision on restoring steelhead harvest seasons during a telephone meeting Monday.


Column misstated bass club’s stand

In last week’s column on Washington fishing regulations proposals, I made an error that resulted in skewing the stand of a local bass club on limits for bass fishing in …


Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 5

Anglers tossing Chernobyls in a variety of colors have been doing well on the Spokane River. BWOs are beginning to hatch, too, with trout feeding in slower currents. The pros …