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Idaho will consider easing wolf hunting regulations

Liberalizing hunting methods for wolves – including the use of traps, bait and electronic calls – will be discussed at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting today. The use …


Idaho Fish and Game to weigh traps, bait in wolf hunts

Liberalizing hunting methods for wolves – including the use of traps, bait and electronic calls – will be discussed at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting Thursday.


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Recent runoff has the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers running high and turbid. If you absolutely need to fish, go high into the watershed. The Clark Fork …


Turkey hunts have drawn a crowd

Either this has been my best wild turkey hunting season, or it’s been a bust. I went into the season on a note higher than a hot hen’s yelp. A …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing McDowell Lake, which opened Saturday, is producing excellent fly fishing for rainbow, most running 18-21 inches. A bloodworm pattern fished near the bottom has proven effective.


A tough sell

Several families with farms south of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge are upset with a long-term state plan to preserve a corridor of wildlife habitat stretching from Chapman Lake south around …


Field reports: First elk hunt set at Turnbull

HUNTING – For the first time, big-game hunting is scheduled to occur on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this fall. Hunters can apply for one bull elk permit and 48 antlerless …


Wildlife Council offers pheasant chicks

OUTDO –The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council will be distributing hen pheasant chicks to people who have facilities to raise 25 or more birds for 8-10 weeks before releasing them into …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Coeur d’Alene River flows started spiking April 15, went out of shape Sunday and continued to build until Thursday. The Clark Fork also is blown out. Patience. Forecasted …


Well-meaning guy puts the ‘pro’ in procrastination

Play the lottery or go outdoors unprepared: Either way, you’re bucking the odds. I’ll admit that fishing Rock Lake became a little less adventurous since my buddy, Dick Rivers, finally …


Study: Elk more likely to flee humans than wolves

Elk respond more strongly to threats from humans than from wolves, and they are more likely to flee for protected refuges if there are hunters in the area, a recent …


Field reports: Elk Foundation boosts state habitat

CONSERVATION – Wildlife conservation projects in 17 Washington counties have been selected to receive grants totaling $186,270 from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this year. Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, …


The number’s up for some hunters

Big-game hunters who enter Washington’s lottery drawings for 2010 special-hunt permits will have new twists to figure into their application strategies. The Fish and Wildlife Commission last week approved a …


Spring bear hunters a special breed

While most big-game hunters are prowling their permit applications, a hardy few are in the field. They’re out for bear, the region’s only big-game animal that has both a fall …


Wild turkeys stand out as weather survivors

Wild turkeys are the comeback champions in the Inland Northwest. While two tough winters and springs previous to this year hammered the region’s popular hunting species – including deer, elk, …


Hunting + fishing

Fishing derbies Three popular fishing derbies are coming up:


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing North Fork Coeur d’Alene River trout have been feeding consistently throughout the day. Skwalas and golden stones are out, and there is always the chance of an afternoon …


Farmers deserve help with critters

Running a soup kitchen for wildlife is a cost of doing business for farmers and ranchers. But the charitable feeling deteriorates when critters gang up on a place.


First wolf-hunting season a success, official says

Today, Idaho closes the first regulated wolf-hunting season in the lower 48 states, and state Fish & Game officials are calling it a success. “I’d be severely disappointed if we …


Learn skills to bike in traffic

OUTPEDAL – Bicycle commuters can put skill and safety on their side by enrolling in one of the upcoming “Smart Cycling, Traffic Skills 101” courses, created by the League of …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene is hot, said Mike Beard at Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene. He said there is no need to go up high as excellent …


Hunters beware, rule changes galore

Fall hunting seasons are a long shot away, but the wind direction on opening day couldn’t be more critical for sportsmen in Idaho and Washington than what’s going on this …


Senate backs making hunter information private

Senators voted 30-3 to exempt hunting and fishing license information from Idaho’s public records laws.


Stories unfold during annual Spokane sportsmen’s show

It started 50 years ago with a group of hunters gathering in a room to ogle at its trophy big-game mounts. Since then, the Inland Empire Big-Game Council has become …


Hunter has blueprint for perfect goat hunt

There’s nothing fancy about the mountain goat horns on a cheap plaque, which Chris Culbertson will display this week at the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show. But the effort behind …


Taking a shot at preserving roadless areas

Joe Mirasole and Jeff Holmes said they were in their element. The Spokane County sportsmen had shoved off in a drift boat into a roadless stretch of the Grande Ronde …


Out & About

Priest River family answers the call


Record guns sales boost wildlife programs

Wildlife agencies across the nation will reap some of the profits from record-setting gun sales that spiked from late 2008 and well into 2009 after Barack Obama’s nomination and election …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Lenice Lake was the most popular and best-performing quality water on Monday’s opener. Triploid trout averaged 19-21 inches with a few up to 24.


Deep budget cuts loom on the horizon

This is a relatively uncomplicated session at the Washington Legislature for hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts. As distracting bills become roadkill en route to the March 11 deadline, everyone’s …