Stories tagged: hunting
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Animals struggle with heavy snow, winter weather in Idaho
While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state have been struggling in the backcountry.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Pack horse left for dead survives 6 wintry weeks in Wyoming forest
If you think you’ve had a tough winter, consider the plight of a Wyoming pack horse that was left for dead and survived on its own in the wolf-infested national …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Jan. 19
Whitefish aren’t usually a fly angler’s first choice, but they are fun to catch, usually cooperative and available in abundance on rivers such as the Kettle, Spokane, Yakima, Coeur d’Alene, …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5 p.m.
Montana bull elk in running for world record
An bull elk killed by a Montana bowhunter in September is a state record, the largest recorded in the U.S. in 48 years – and in the running to be …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: Snowshoeing in practice not quite as shiny as theory
The only exercise I get in the winter when the weather is bad is shoveling snow, hauling wood and bird hunting. This winter there has been quite a lot of …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 12
Some people call burbot (fresh water ling cod) “slimy snake fish” because of their appearance, but if you throw yours back, you are missing some fine eating. You can get …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4 a.m.
Field reports: Extreme cold prompts refuge hunt restriction
Citing the extreme weather, the
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4 a.m.
Show season begins for RVers, boaters, sportsmen
The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is underway, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and make deals. Some of the shows feature seminars …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 5
When ice fishing, even if you are catching nothing but small perch or trout, there is always the possibility a lunker will inhale your offering.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
2016: The Year Outdoors
Outdoors editor Rich Landers take a look back at 2016: The Year Outdoors.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 4 a.m.
2016 Outdoors: Milestones
A list of outdoors milestones in 2016.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
I received several emails and calls this week regarding a story that appeared recently in The Spokesman Review about my tendency to get muscle cramps after a day of bird …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
New online fishing, hunting licensing system unveiled: be patient
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: This Horse is a Morgan
Following a long, cold morning high-stepping through snowy CRP in search of a cock pheasant, I had just settled blissfully onto the couch with a bowl of Cheetos and a …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 22
Hand and foot warmers in the little chemical packs make great stocking stuffers, but if you buy them by the box, the majority will lose their effectiveness before they are …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Oh, deer: 1,300 pounds of venison donated to D.C. shelters
For people staying in homeless shelters in the District of Columbia, deer meat is what’s for dinner.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:20 a.m.
Delisted grizzly bears could be hunted
With most Montana seasons closed and grizzly bears in their dens for the winter, sportsmen and wildlife managers alike are reflecting on an alarming season of grizzly bear-hunter conflicts.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:06 a.m.
Bear spray flap waters down scientists’ recommendations
Going light is the rage among backpackers and hunters. Enthusiasts will eagerly spend extra money for products that shave pounds or even ounces off the weight of packs, tents, pads …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Dashing through the home: Teen shoots deer in living room
A Maryland teenager shot and killed a deer inside his house after it busted through his family’s front door and ransacked their home.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 15
Anglers don’t typically catch as many walleye in the winter as during the summer months, but the fish they do catch are often much larger.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
Escaped wolf from eastern Idaho tourist attraction shot, killed
A wolf that escaped a tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by its owner.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
Ex-senator says New Jersey bear hunt is ‘unforgivable’
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on Saturday joined opponents of New Jersey’s bear hunt who say it is inhumane and blame it for the apparent death of a beloved wild …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Out & About: Guided snowshoe hikes offered in region
Guided snowshoeing hikes as close to town as Newman Lake and Mount Spokane and as far as Sherman Pass are being offered this season through Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Hunters urged not to eat geese in area of toxic pit mine
Wildlife officials are urging hunters who killed snow geese in the Butte and Dillon areas to wait to eat the meat because the birds might have landed in the contaminated …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Ethics guide sportsmen beyond the law
When regulations seem to fall short, I often pose a simple question as a guide for my outdoor ethics: What if everyone did it?
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: The Skeleton in the Woods
Once again, on the last day of the late buck season, I trudged back to my house in the dark from my sitting place across the creek. There was no …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 8
As with any bait, there are times when the steelhead will also ignore spoons and spinners, but these can be very effective and are easily fished from shore.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game to try for fee hike once again
Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees despite facing years of resistance from state …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Field reports: Ferry County trail on governor’s radar
Another segment of the Ferry County Rail Trail was smoothe-surfaced last month, bringing the improved sections along Curlew Lake and the Kettle River north of Curlew to 12.5 miles.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
In brief: Pheasant releases conclude for season
A few birds may still be hanging on at hunting sites for the