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Sunday, May 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …

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Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishers were iced-out of some March 1-opening lakes in the past, but not this year

Asterisk needed when hunt guides do the work

Perhaps the day has arrived for the hunting record books to catch up with Major League Baseball. The way trophies are listed needs to be revised. To be fair, the …

Yellowstone wolves decline in ’09

PREDATORS – The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park declined about 23 percent in 2009, a change park biologists say is typical of natural fluctuations for wildlife species. Yellowstone’s …

Hunting + fishing

Fly Fishing Blue-winged Olives were bringing trout to the surface of the Spokane River in town on Wednesday afternoon.

Hard times hit area bighorns

Bighorn sheep, among the most prized big-game animals in the West, are being killed by the hundreds this winter in Western Montana in a desperate effort to contain a disease …

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Angling site quite a Catch

Idaho wolf advocate posts hunters’ names on Web

A Boise wolf advocate has used a public records request to get the names of hunters who reported killing a wolf in Idaho and posted all 122 names on a …

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Grande Ronde is loaded with fish now, and with good visibility, fly fishermen are doing well. The Methow is fair. Try egg patterns.

Sprague Lake issue stirs debate

Sprague Lake’s value as a fishery and a wildlife sanctuary will be scrutinized next week when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission votes on fishing rule changes. State wildlife biologists …

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This ‘Souper’ Bowl for women only

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Spokane resident Steve Moss fished Rocky Ford this week, landing five fish in the first 45 minutes beginning at 7:15 a.m. He was throwing a “sparsely tied” No. …

Long-range hunting gives readers short fuses

Some people are better shooters than others often by a combination of natural talent and hours of practice. I don’t languish much over missing a bird with my shotgun because …

RVers kick off shows geared to outdoors

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is under way, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and learn sporting techniques at seminars. Following is …

Sprague proposals irk anglers

A proposal to protect shorebirds and waterfowl by changing a wildlife reserve boundary at Sprague Lake has caused consternation among fishermen. Anglers are not the only ones confused about a …

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing There is not much snow now, even around north Idaho rivers. Persistent fly fishermen are still catching lots of small cutthroat from the North Fork Coeur d’Alene.

Former deer hunters share reasons for stopping

The deer most people see during deer season are most likely lashed to vehicles, headed for butcher shops. The stories nonhunters hear are often those of successful hunters eager to …

Rich Landers: Don’t get cross while attempting to cross border

Looking for an unpre- dictable, heart-rate accelerating outdoor adventure? Head to Canada. Getting across the border is an odyssey in itself.

Senior moments: The year outdoors

Spokane eventually climbed out of one of the snowiest winters on record in 2009. But the going was rough. A high toll of wildlife losses and roadkill littering the railways …

Wolves became game for hunters

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s March decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered-species list in the Northern Rockies gave the green light to open the first wolf hunting seasons …

St. Michael’s student wins High School Outdoor Writing Contest

A story by Christine Koneazny, a senior at St. Michael’s Academy, has been judged the best of 191 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2009 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …

Answering the call

I glare down at my walkie talkie. Not working. Again. I groan quietly, and move the compound bow in my hands as I shove the radio back into my pocket.

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Whitefish angling has improved, particularly on the lower stretches of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene. Copper Johns are a hard fly to beat.

Slip on snow-covered ice may have led to hunter’s fall

A popular Colton, Wash., high school science teacher may have slipped on ice covered by snow and then slid down a cliff to his death, officials said on Monday.

Wet & Wild

Wetlands were drained with the good-riddance stature of dirty bath water around the Inland Northwest in the last century. Now some of them are being restored, in bits and pieces, …

Hunting + Fishing

Fly fishing Rocky Ford Creek near Ephrata is a great place to take large rainbow on a fly when other waters have frozen up. The big rainbow there are suckers …

Washington among states trying to curb bumper crop

The rut is winding down, leaving motorists with one fewer reason for colliding with a deer, elk or moose on the highway. The annual fall mating season, which peaks in …

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New gear trends on the slopes

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing A Tony’s Special fly has been effective recently for enticing large Rufus Woods rainbow. Anglers say they are seeing numerous 8-plus-pound fish cruising the shallows.