Stories tagged: hunter safety
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Turkey hunters required to wear orange during rifle season
Fall turkey hunters must wear a hunter orange vest or clothing during the portion of their season that corresponds with any modern rifle big-game seasons.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Tips for turkey hunting shared by Washington expert
Bagging a gobbler in the spring turkey seasons that open April 15 in Idaho and Washington is a mini version of bowhunting for elk. A turkey hunter who scouts out …
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., April 19, 2015, 8:52 a.m.
Online hunter education connects in Washington
Washington’s online hunter education course is on the verge of becoming more popular than the classroom version that’s been a hunting requirement since 1957. Of the 16,678 people who registered …
Sun., April 19, 2015
Washington’s top hunter education instructors named
When Washington’s 850 or so certified hunter education instructors gathered for their annual training update recently in Wenatchee, they had to make a tough choice. When the votes were tallied, …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Age bill takes aim at hunting safety
OLYMPIA – Thirteen-year-olds would be too young to hunt alone on public lands under a bill aimed at improving hunter safety. The proposal would require hunters to be at least …
Thu., May 8, 2014
Rich Landers: Turkey hunting technique tests ethics, risks safety
An old technique of hiding behind a gobbler decoy to stalk wild turkeys is being revived – much to the dismay of hunter safety educators. Native Americans, for example, camouflaged …
Sun., April 6, 2014
Wildlife dividend: Guns, ammo have direct connection to conservation
A set of numbers suggests that Barack Obama’s presidency is the best thing that’s happened to hunting since Teddy Roosevelt. Record-breaking sales of guns and ammunition in recent years have …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013, 5:35 a.m.
Veteran instructor keeps live-fire in hunter education
Jack Dolan, 72, is a veteran hunter education instructor who’s proud to be old-fashioned. “You must get behind the wheel and prove you can drive a vehicle in traffic before …
Sun., April 7, 2013
Hunter safety group honors local instructor
Jimmie Parman of Newman Lake was honored last week by Washington hunter education instructors with the Terry Hoffer Memorial Firearms Safety Award honoring the state’s top instructor in 2012. Parman, …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
Landers: Hunter training changes draw ire
At least 44 of Washington’s 860 certified hunter education instructors have dropped out of the program this year, some of them protesting new restrictions on their personal freedom in the …
Thu., March 24, 2011
Landers: Plenty of crossfire over hunter-ed controversy
The courtroom of public opinion has delivered a split decision in the case of Tri-Cities hunter education instructor Clare Cranston. Last week’s column detailed how the state decertified the 79-year-old …
Thu., March 17, 2011
Long-time hunter ed instructors quit after state sides with parents
The large-caliber hole punched in the Tri-Cities hunter education program this season is a shot to the comfort zone of the state’s volunteer instructors. Clare Cranston, 79, an instructor for …
Tue., April 14, 2009
Split-up parents feud over boy’s shotgun
Judges in family law often face heated disputes between divorcing parents over issues such as visitation, getting kids to school or providing rides to soccer practice. Try adding a shotgun …