Stories tagged: hunting
Sat., June 11, 2016
Jerry Bullock: Don’t sell wildlife to highest bidder
What the politicians want is expansion of big game auction tags, as well as ramping up the number of tags sold by landowners, as is done in Utah. This wildlife …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Donated wild game meat feeds the hungry and homeless
Some sought out a quiet corner to wait. Others found friends for a chat. But all of approximately 150 homeless people filed in line on Tuesday for wild-game chili prepared …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 7 p.m.
Landers: Value wealthy hunters by what they give, not by what they get
A year’s worth of fund-raising banquets and silent auctions can be matched in a heartbeat by a single check from a big-bucks beneficiary. Hunters, anglers, nature lovers and the entire …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 5 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for June 9
You can now fish the entire Spokane River.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Outpeople: Longtime wildlife manager to retire
After July 1, for the first time in more than two decades, Guy Norman will not be managing Columbia River fisheries. Norman, 61, is retiring as regional director of the …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Briefs: Fee-free day offered at forests, parks
On Saturday, in observance of
Sun., June 5, 2016
Eye on Boise: Sen. Steven Thayn calls on conservatives to ‘do something,’ not just complain
Idaho state Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, had a booth at the state GOP convention over the weekend, where he was handing out copies of his latest book, “Reprogramming Government, A …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Wildlife takes over 10,500-acre Asotin County ranch from Grande Ronde River into Blue Mountains
The assets of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s latest major land deal were on display last week. Some guests arriving for the dedication of the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Field reports: Disease prompts call for shorter deer seasons
A reduction in antlerless deer hunting in northeastern Washington because of losses to last year’s blue tongue outbreak will be discussed at the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Friday and …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for June 2
The Spokane River has two sections, the Upper and Lower, opening this week. The experts at Silver Bow Fly Shop suggest caddis fishing is a good bet early in the …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
West Side timber company increases public recreation access fee
Hunters and campers will be allowed to pitch their tents and park their RVs on Weyerhaeuser Co. land in Southwest Washington this year – with a $300 per family permit.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Out & about: Fun Hunt… Top lady on Everest
An unusual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is being revived by the Spokane Bird Dog Association, all in the name of good times, good-natured competition and another …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Matt Liere: Two spring certainties – taxes and turkey season
I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I think I might be in trouble. This was supposed to have been my year of redemption.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for May 26
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River has been fair this week. Hatches are varied and wading is possible.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Portland mayor places police chief on paid leave
The Portland mayor has placed Portland police Chief Larry O’Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Field reports: Rich hunter charged with illegally killing celebrity elk
The most photographed bull elk in Kittitas County lived its life mostly in the safety of private pasture land near Ellensburg where it was illegally killed by a trophy hunter …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Boy hunting black bears kills 500-pound grizzly in E. Idaho
Authorities say a 15-year-old boy hunting black bears with his father mistakenly shot and killed a 500-pound male grizzly bear in eastern Idaho.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 4 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for May 19
Badger, Williams, Fishtrap and West Medical have all produced some good rainbow catches this week. Clear Lake is also a good bet for some big browns, and Fish Lake brookies …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Outpeople: Sandpoint outdoorsman creates BaseMAP online hunt planning service
A Sandpoint native and self-described blue-collar worker, computer nerd and life-long hunter is marketing a new multi-state online hunt planning service that offers a suite of maps, databases and tools.
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Field reports: States plan possible grizzly bear hunts
HUNTING – Three states are coordinating plans for possible grizzly hunting seasons should the bears in the Yellowstone area be removed from most endangered species protections. The Obama administration in …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 6:17 a.m.
Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts
Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won’t be snuffed out …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Grizzly bears showing up on prairies north of Great Falls
State game wardens have been busy monitoring and hazing grizzly bears as they show up on the prairies east of the Rocky Mountain Front and north of Great Falls.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for May 12
To prepare for potential high water temperatures this summer and to help migrating salmon and steelhead pass Lower Granite Dam, biologists and engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ …
Mon., May 9, 2016
Rich Landers: Grizzly hunt would be wrong if it was only goal of ESA
The Endangered Species Act gets favorable reviews for ushering the recovery of critters, such as bald eagles, that don’t take up too much space in our lives and emotions. But …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Field reports: Montana prepares grizzly bear hunting plan
If grizzly bears are removed from the endangered species list, Montana wants to be ready with a hunting plan.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Montana releases draft grizzly hunting guidelines
Montana wildlife officials have released draft regulations for grizzly bear hunting in anticipation of the bears’ possible removal from the endangered species list.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for May 5
Fly fishing Green leech patterns have been very effective for 14- to 21-inch Amber Lake trout. The fish are hugging the bottom.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
In brief: Spring hikes led by Dishman Conservancy
Members of the
Wed., April 27, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for April 28
When fishing for walleye in waters like Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir, find a pod of feeding carp and you may also find walleye. The carp stir up the bottom …