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  • SUNDAY, NOV. 24, 2013

    Fall seasons give hunters one last shot at wild turkey dinner

    Hunters bent on having an ultratraditional feast still have time – and a season – to bag a wild turkey for Thanksgiving. General turkey seasons re-opened this week in Washington …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

    Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Big Spokane is an excellent option for rainbow in the cold weather as the water temperatures remain fairly stable. Streamer fishing has been good, but there has …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

    Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing There have been some early afternoon hatches on the Big Spokane. It is possible to take trout on top, but streamer fishing has been best.


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013

    Valuable info gathered at hunter check stations

    It wasn’t clear last month why some hunters were driving past the highway check station marked by big fluorescent orange signs while others willingly stopped and shared the information of …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013

    Field reports: 5,497 acres added to wildlife area

    PUBLIC LANDS – A huge addition to a state wildlife area in Kittitas County has been approved for purchase by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission during its meeting Friday …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013

    Hunting and fishing

    Salmon and steelhead The Clearwater River is a lonely place this season, what with the lack of hatchery fish, the reduced limit and the size restriction. There are fish to …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

    Landers: Respectful hunters shalt not trespass

    Trespassing is an easy crime to pooh-pooh when you can hear a rare life list bird species over the hill or if the perfect mountain biking route cuts the corner …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013

    Wyoming hunter discusses bear attack

    Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident clearly and still carries the now-hidden …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013

    Out & About: Salt baiting Illegal in Idaho

    OUTLAW – Elk and deer are crazy for salt, and that craving, exploited by unethical and illegal hunters, is getting them killed, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

    Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Grande Ronde has been better for fly fishermen this week, but with cooler water temperatures, swinging is not as effective as before. Afternoons and evenings bring the …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

    Out & About: Senior hunter, 97, fills 70th deer tag

    OUTLIVED – Gordon Blossom of Thorp bagged this buck north of Colville this month – his 70th since he took his first deer at age 14, the Washington Fish and …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 20, 2013, 7:08 A.M.

    Cow tag: best elk hunt you’ll never talk about

    Attracted from across the old clearcut by my hunter-orange clothing, a magpie swoops in and lands a few feet from my leg. It seems to be checking whether this colorful, …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

    Landers: National parks reopen; pheasant season coming

    Here’s the scoop on two momentous events capturing a lot of attention today: • A deal that ended the federal government shutdown Wednesday night is reopening national wildlife refuges and …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

    Senior springer spaniel inspires desire for the hunt

    I had the privilege to hunt with Solo a decade ago when he was young, athletic and fast enough to snatch a flushing pheasant out of the air before I …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

    State expands wildlife lands in Asotin County

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has authorized the purchase of a 1,255-acre ranch in Asotin County in a long-term effort to restore habitat for steelhead and bull trout, as …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

    Hunting and fishing report

    Anglers throughout the region are enjoying more elbow room this week as a high percentage of competing sportsmen becomes distracted by hunting. Fly fishing


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

    Landers: Shutdown closes doors on outdoors lovers

    Because of politics, the gates are locked at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and a Washington hunter has lost what may be his last chance in a lifetime to hunt elk …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 6, 2013

    Pheasant: Scarce or OK?

    Upland bird hunters should find abundant populations of quail and Hungarian partridge this fall, according to recent Idaho Fish and Game surveys, but pheasants will be scarce. Washington biologists are …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013

    Hunting and fishing

    Trout and kokanee Amber Lake goes to catch-and-release only on Tuesday. Coffeepot Lake closes Monday, as does Williams Lake in Spokane County, Fan, Fish, Fishtrap, West Medical, Downs, most of …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    Field reports: Hunting, fishing insight for newcomers

    HUNTING – Hunting, fishing and where to go to participate in these outdoor activities will be the focus of a free “fair” of information and activities presented by sportsmen’s groups …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

    Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The middle Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers are fishing very well, and the Clark Fork is also coming on strong, says Pat Way at Northwest Outfitters in …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

    Gear Junkie: Cogburn bike gives hunters new method of transportation

    The bike industry rarely breaches into the hunting world. But this week a brand announced a bike made for bow and rifle hunters who want to roll through the woods. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

    Bowhunter prevails in double jeopardy with cougars

    After taking cover and blowing cow elk calls Monday morning, two bowhunters had a one-in-a-million hunting experience in Pend Oreille County when they lured in a pair of mountain lions. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

    Hunters hone skills at shooting ranges

    Even experienced hunters know they may hunt an entire season for the chance to make one shot. The best among them want to make it count by being sure their …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013

    Hunting and fishing

    Trout and kokanee Loon Lake kokanee are still putting on weight and night fishing remains decent to good in 34 feet of water. Take a jacket.


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

    Landers: Hunters will have to RSVP for privately owned spots

    Some sportsmen will have reservations about a new online hunting access program in Eastern Washington this season. Others will log-in to the possibilities. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

    Landers: Even bird dogs need preseason training, too

    Bird dogs are no different than neglected kids. Some turn out OK, but most grow up with troubles that could have been avoided with regular doses of attention. While Eastern …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013

    Hunting group works for access near Cheney

    “I never wanted it to be a hunting club,” said John Bruce, who founded the Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association 12 years ago. “Some wanted that, but I held firm.” …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

    Landers: Fewer bull tags but new elk opportunities in Blues

    Statistically speaking, elk hunters will have fewer chances to put their sights on a bull in the Blue Mountains this fall. But in some areas, they have new opportunities to …


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