Stories tagged: hunting
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Garfield County dump eyed for pheasant farm to seed fields
A wind-swept spot not far from here that once served as Garfield County’s dump could soon teem with pheasants and other upland game birds.
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: Pend Oreille Poker Paddle event set for Aug. 5
The 36th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle will launch on Aug. 5, but organizers are offering incentives to register before July 31.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rich Landers: Washington State vet helps bird dog owners get over hump on neutering
To neuter or not to neuter? Our family has pondered this decision six times and it still sinks my wife into a bog of anxiety, at least in the case …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Idaho draft wolf plan has predator’s fans, foes howling
Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are likely to release a draft of their plan next month, and wolf critics claim the agency is going soft on …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 20
The Clark Fork River has very good visibility and river temperatures are around 66 degrees in the mornings. Attractors are effective most of the day, as are naturals like tan …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters
Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but the majestic birds are still dying from another environmental …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field Reports: Water study addresses Priest Lake levels
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 13
Morning sessions on the Spokane River have been good with droppers under big foam dries or just double nymph rigs. There is still some streamer action as well. The North …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 6
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western U.S.
Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for June 29
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene currently offers great dry fly fishing all day. The St. Joe is also excellent for flies on top.
Sat., June 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Simple ways to cook wild turkey
I admire wild game chefs and I eat their food with great delight. But sometime simple is the way to go at our house. Accompany the meal with a good …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Roadkill: It’s what’s for dinner under new Oregon law
Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for June 22
Silver Bow Fly Shop says the Spokane River has dropped considerably since the opener and is holding steady at a manageable level. There are plenty of spots to hit on …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Out & About: Wild swine an invasive species curse
Feral pigs were quickly targeted last year in Washington by state and federal wildlife officials who closed down a state wildlife area near Moses Lake and used traps, bait stations, …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for June 15
Reports say there is very good fishing on the Spokane River, both upper and lower. The water is high, but the trout are more active and are sitting in some …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Prime time for hunter ed; Idaho offers combo class
Summer is prime time for new hunters to enroll in hunter education classes in Idaho and Washington. State wildlife officials say prospective hunters to procrastinate can find fall classes full …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for June 8
The Okanogan district’s quality trout fishing lakes have all been performing very well. Anglers have been getting into several fish an hour at the Green lakes northwest of Omak and …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Matt Liere’s fish and game report for June 1
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River is gin clear and there are all sorts of bugs out. For a successful trip, include lots of different patterns and colors. The difference …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 25
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River levels have dropped considerably and there is a lot of bug activity. Conditions are virtually the same on the St. Joe. The lower river …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Field Reports: Chukar Challenge event for all gun dog breeds
The annual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is set for June 9, hosted by the Spokane Bird Dog Association. It’s all in the name of good times, …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 18
Most rivers are on the high side of fishable this week. Lake anglers at Amber, Coffeepot, Sprague, Badger and other lowland lakes say fishing is “decent” but not fast and …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds
A group of conservation advocates want to block the federal government’s aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: When a car becomes a ‘rig’
Until a few years ago, my sole sporting conveyance had been a 1993 GMC pickup with 208,000 miles. I proudly called it my “rig.”
Wed., May 10, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 11
Fly fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene blew out last week but is dropping again and should be fishable now. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends March browns, gray drakes and …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Dog trainer, breeder left legacy with “Mahoney setters”
It’s not uncommon when I’m hunting, working or walking my dog to have an onlooker say, “Is that a Mahoney setter?”
Fri., May 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Turkey hunters stalk each other; then one of them fires
Soon after his shotgun’s blast, the hunter sprinted toward what he thought was a coveted prize: the wild turkey gobbler he’d been calling to and watching. But Kenneth Dienst found …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Spring sprouts with changes hikers can relish
On Monday, back in Spokane after a week in a foreign country, I headed into the lowland forests just out of town to exercise the dog and see what had …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Matt Liere: Massage not necessarily good for what ails you
On the last day of the late goose season, I blew an easy triple on a flock of Canadians strafing my makeshift blind on the river. An aggravated shoulder injury …