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Game for the table: Experts offer tips for cooking wild critters

The best part of a successful hunt isn’t the antlers – no matter how impressive – that hang on your wall for years to come. It’s the months of delicious, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Restrictions imposed for North Dakotans hunting in Montana

The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakotans who hunt across the border.


Elk hunter beats long odds to tag six-point bull

Bagging a 6-by-6 point bull elk is a struggle against high odds for anyone in Washington. In the case of Stan Mrzygod, it was essentially a miracle.


Points system bittersweet boost to big-game permit drawing odds

Since 1996, Washington has employed a


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.


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

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


Field reports: South Hill group presents BLUFF Talks

Speakers will take 10 minutes apiece this week to tell personal stories or offer perspectives on what connects the public to the trails and natural area of High Drive Bluff …


Out & About: Loaded for pheasant, hunter shoots charging grizzly bear

While bird hunting along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, a sportsman must consider being loaded for bear as well as pheasant.


Third federally protected gray wolf killed in Oregon

Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and federal wildlife officials said. …


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.


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

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


Field reports: Waterfowling boats shouldn’t be overloaded

Exceeding a boat’s weight capacity is one of several oversights that has resulted in hunting accidents over the years, said Phil Cooper, Idaho Fish and Game Department educator in Coeur …


Matt Liere: Cake for breakfast, and a birthday present of shared experiences

My father celebrated another birthday this past week in typical Liere fashion – with little fanfare and a lot of cake. And candy corn. For breakfast.


Accidents shed light on tree stand safety

Every fall, it seems, hunters make news for all the wrong reasons after falling out of tree stands in accidents that could have been prevented.


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


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.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 1:07 p.m.

TV host Hazen Audel will present ‘Survive the Wild’ at Fox Theater

Most people will need a few Google searches to peg where Hazen Audel has survived the elements in 2017.


Field reports: Idaho angling survey opens online

An online survey about fishing in Idaho will open Monday on the Idaho Fish and Game website.


Alan Liere: A love/hate affair with deer hunting

Of all the outdoor activities I enjoy, hunting deer is the most perplexing. Sometimes I don’t even know if I like it.


In brief: Snowmobilers lose suit over wilderness recommendations

A federal judge last week upheld protections for some of the last roadless areas of the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.


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.


The hunt: Record bull elk kept low-key

Last hunting season, the words of his grandfather echoed in his mind as Garth Sessions shot what has become Montana’s


The hunt: First-time hunter, 45, bags trophy buck with first shot

While most deer hunters devote years to bagging the buck of their dreams, Michael Zavala dropped a trophy with his first shot – that is, his first shot ever at …


The hunt: Reardan teen bags fifth consecutive buck

Jessie Williams is five for five, bagging a nice whitetail buck every season since the teenager started hunting five years ago.


Field reports: Idaho youth pheasant hunters can pursue stocked roosters

Idaho youth pheasant hunters will get a chance to pursue stocked roosters through the pheasant season, starting this weekend through Dec. 31, on 810 acre Access Yes! parcel on the …


‘The hardest hunt I’ve ever done’: What it’s like to bag a mountain goat

For hunters, killing a mountain goat is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


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 …


U.S. agency’s bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire

A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from some of the people who toiled to bring the majestic white birds back from the brink of …


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.


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 …