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Sunday, May 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Hunting and fishing

Trout Lake Roosevelt rainbow have been tough to find, but district fish biologist Chris Donley said fishing should take off any time now. “We may have lost some fish last …


Meet the Airow maker

Devon Romney, 40, is neither an avid archer nor an ardent paintball gamer. But the Spokane Valley machinist’s ingenuity is giving enthusiasts from both sports a new archery tool to …


Yakima deer plagued by lice

Washington wildlife officials estimate about 50 percent of the deer population in two central Washington counties has been lost since 2004, and while all the causes aren’t known, at least …


BOW ’N’ BARREL

Developed by a Spokane Valley machinist, the devise is a bow without arrows and a blowgun that requires no huffing and puffing, yet it shoots just fine. Archers aiming to …


Hunting and fishing

Trout and kokanee Rock Lake has been good for rainbow and browns with most of the action coming at the creek end on a variety of trolled and tossed offerings. …


Here’s bill of fare for outdoors legislation

Keep your guard up, your hopes in check, and maintain a firm grip on your wallet. The Washington Legislature is approaching the critical Feb. 25 cutoff that determines which among …


BLM a force on the land after 22-year era of acquisition

Basically, the era started in 1987 with 156 acres purchased at the Lakeview Ranch near Pacific Lake north of Odessa. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management – once the runt …


BLM restoring wetlands

Waterfowl are riding the coattails of the federal land consolidation program in Eastern Washington. Now that it holds large blocks of choice habitat in the channeled scablands region, the U.S. …


Out & About

OUTCLASS


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishermen are having some success either swinging leeches or nymphing with egg patterns for Grande Ronde steelhead, Sean Visintainer at Silver Bow Fly Shop said. He also …


Out & About

OUTCAST


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Rocky Ford has been excellent for anglers throwing a two-fly rig with an intermediate sinking line. A small leech pattern with a scud dropper has been effective if …


Newsweek hunting article misfires

The latest major main- stream shot at hunters missed the mark so wildly, I looked for a “sponsored- by-PETA” credit line.


‘Hiker orange’ clothing bill makes this outdoorsman see red

A bill in the Washington Legislature makes me gag, and I didn’t even know Pam Almli. Had I known or been related to the Snohomish County woman — who was …


Out & About

OUTLAW


Hunting and fishing

Salmon and steelhead Steelhead fishing remains good on the Clearwater and all its tributaries, with hours-per- fish ranging from seven to 10. The Snake River is a little slower, with …


Still tinkering with 2009 hunt proposals

After nearly two years of public comment and meetings, significant last-minute changes are being proposed for Washington’s fall hunting rules just two months before the state Fish and Wildlife Commission …


Hunting and fishing

The lower Snake is fishing well from Asotin on up. It’s best up around Pittsburg Landing. Guide Tim Johnson of FishHawk Charters said three clients hooked 17 steelhead in two …


Mexico, now that’s the ticket

I felt the sunshine on my bare shoulders, beach sand between my toes, a sea-kayak paddle in my hands and the spray of warm saltwater in my face when I …


Hunting and fishing

Salmon and steelhead Clearwater River steelhead anglers found the water stained and high but fishable, particularly below Orofino, where guide Toby Wyatt of Reeltime Fishing reported his boats caught 25 …


Snow hounds game

Deep snow isn’t the only curse dogging wildlife in the region this week. “Loose dogs are taking a toll on deer,” Wanda Clifford, Inland Northwest Wildlife Council executive director, said …


Weather may lead to wildlife recession

It’s been a long stretch of years since a Northwest state curtailed a hunting season in progress because of weather, but the winter of 2008-2009 is bringing Idaho’s partridge season …


Refuge puts hunt in sights

More than two hours of dirt-road driving through an off-limits portion of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday garnered a 30-second payoff for two dozen visitors on the annual refuge …


Hunting authorized on wildlife refuge

After eight years of discussion and study, officials at the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge have authorized hunting for the first time since the refuge was established in 1937.


Wolves targeted despite hunt ban

A court order that restored endangered status to the region’s gray wolves has put proposed wolf-hunting seasons on the back burner, but government guns are being called in to help …


Designating wilderness in Washington state

As a medic at an Army hospital in France, Dick Slagle kept a small snapshot close to him. It was a photo of White Mountain, the southernmost peak in northeast …


Cabela’s targets real estate market

For decades, outdoorsmen have turned to Cabela’s catalogs for hunting and fishing supplies in hopes of landing trophy game. Now they can set their sights on prize tracts of Inland …


Assault-style rifles get mixed reviews for hunting

Hunters and shooters filed more than two dozen responses indicating a spectrum of opinion to last Sunday’s Out & About request for comments on the promotion of assault-style rifles for …


Field Reports: Wolf management meeting in Spokane

Citizens can comment on gray wolf management in Washington during public meetings at seven towns across the state, including Spokane. The wolves are federally protected as endangered species, but their …


Rich Landers: ‘Bloodless’ wildlife activities harmful

Rack up another wildlife setback as the masses continue to reach out for politically correct nature experiences. An Associated Press story out of Eugene sets the issue clearly in the …