Stories tagged: grouse
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Sportsmen target magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls along county roads to help preyed-on birds
Spokane sportsmen declared war on the so-called “enemies of game birds.” They planned to go gunning for magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls, which they believed to prey on the …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
In brief: North Idaho College floats open-to-public beach party
North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans, and awarding scholarships, too, at the school’s annual beach party, which is open to …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
Sat., April 16, 2016, 5 p.m.
Grouse strut stuff in spring spectacle
Party-like dancing, strutting and squabbles for the attention of females is underway throughout the West this month, not just in taverns, but also in the grasslands and sagebrush landscapes.
Sun., May 24, 2015
Spruce grouse does it privately
May was a mere seven hours old and a veil of fog hugged the ground. But even in the dim early light, it was clear spring had fully sprung in …
Sun., May 4, 2014, 6:36 a.m.
Heritage birds: ‘Grouse an icon of the open landscapes’ of Evergreen State
The annual shows that inspired Native American dancers centuries ago are underway on Washington’s grasslands, sagebrush prairies and mountain foothills. Grouse are strutting on their stages to fan their tails …
Sun., May 4, 2014
Sage grouse conservation efforts huge
Knowing that the 1993 listing of the spotted owl as a threatened species hurt the logging industry, ranchers are getting aboard efforts to head off restrictions to their livelihoods. The …
Wed., Sept. 4, 2013, 9:51 a.m.
Victim identified in Okanogan County shooting death
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office identified the grouse hunter shot and killed in a remote area of Central Washington on Monday as 52-year-old Michael R. Carrigan.
Sun., May 26, 2013
North Idaho-trained photographer focused on saving endangered species
In 1993, an immigrant fresh from Thailand enrolled at North Idaho College and studied two courses that changed his life. “First I had to learn English as a second language,” …
Sun., May 19, 2013
Bringing back Washington’s prairie grouse
Prairie grouse, formerly abundant in the sage-steppe regions of Eastern Washington, are slowly improving from the brink of extirpation with the help of other states. During the grouse breeding period …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
Out & About: More highlights in 2011 outdoors
OUTFIELD – Notable additions to last week’s 2011: The Year Outdoors:
Sun., Nov. 6, 2011
Why are ruffed grouse taking a shine to retired North Idaho men?
Ruffed grouse have been taking a shine to graying men in North Idaho. Newspaper stories have featured two men who’ve developed close relationships with the normally shy forest grouse.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2011
Landers: Turkeys can’t take full blame for grouse decline
Grouse hunters peg the blame on non-native wild turkeys. While turkeys have boomed in recent decades, native forest grouse have declined. That’s proof enough for some hunters.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2011, 7:20 p.m.
Landers: Grouse woes go beyond turkeys
Grouse hunters peg the blame on non-native wild turkeys.
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010
OK to grouse about grouse
Although they have virtually no money for formal surveys, Washington biologists speculate that forest grouse populations have been lower than average in the past few years. The harvest of ruffed, …
Sun., July 11, 2010
Priest River man bonds with personable grouse
The relationship blossomed in October in the elk hunting blind Pete Renkert had set up not far from his house in the woods near Priest River. “I’m not what you’d …
Thu., Sept. 17, 2009
Hunting swift targets
Hunting seasons for some of the smallest and most difficult targets in the Inland Northwest opened on Sept. 1. Mourning doves and forest grouse already are fair game in Idaho …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2009
Seasons open for small game in two states
Hunting seasons for some of the smallest and most difficult targets will open Tuesday in the Inland Northwest. Mourning doves and forest grouse will become fair game in Idaho and …
Sun., April 22, 2007
CRITTER WATCH: Something to grouse about
April is no time to grouse around if you’re a grouse. Sharptails are dancing and sage grouse are booming on the prairies of Idaho, Montana and Washington. Ruffed grouse are …