Stories tagged: hunting
Wed., March 16, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 17
Amber Lake is getting some color to it, possibly turning over, but it hasn’t yet affected the trout bite which has been very good along the edges. Sprague Lake trout …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show offers wide array
The 56th annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show will bring trout, dock-leaping dogs, a TV celebrity, hunting and fishing outfitters, local outdoor clubs and business and much more to the …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Shed hunting has become popular and profitable hobby
It’s that peaceful time of year when the forest begins to give up its secrets. It’s in those remote corners, not yet adorned by the songs of birds, that shed …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
National forest road hazards spring up in wake of 2015 fires
Landslides occurring on the region’s national forests are prompting warnings from Forest Service officials that anyone traveling in the snow-free areas of low-elevation mountains should have an exit plan.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 10
Fly fishing Amber Lake opened on March 1 and Silver Bow Fly Shop says it is fishing very well for anglers throwing bloodworm patterns under indicators. Balanced leeches along the …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Field reports: Limits increasing for Roosevelt trout
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to eventually increase the daily catch limit of hatchery-marked rainbow trout from five to 10 a day at Lake Roosevelt.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
U.S. seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 3
The weather at Amber Lake was terrible on the March 1 opener, but fishing was fast for hefty trout averaging over 13 inches. Fish sub-surface.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Matt Liere: Hunting partners not easy to find
Finding decent friends can be challenging, but it seems finding a great hunting buddy is damn near impossible. In my youth, an acquaintance with a vehicle and permission to hunt …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Feral pig extermination prompts wildlife area closure
A month-long government effort to eliminate feral pigs in Grant County has prompted the closure of a two-square-mile area of public land west of Moses Lake.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
In brief: Protected status upheld for four state species
Greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels will remain on the state’s threatened species list and snowy plovers and northern spotted owls on the state’s endangered species list, according to a …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
Alaska sends orphaned Kodiak bear to Ohio zoo in rare move
One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Field reports: Gillnetting targets region’s northern pike invasion
Northern pike appear to be gaining a foothold in the upper reaches of Lake Roosevelt according to preliminary results from a six-day gillnetting survey that concluded Tuesday.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
House backs bill to boost hunting, fishing on public lands
The House on Friday approved a bill to expand access to hunting and fishing areas on public lands, extend protections for the use of lead bullets in hunting and strip …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 25
Rock Lake fishing is phenomenal right now as it continues to boot out 12- to 13-inch steelhead as well as some big rainbow and browns. Anglers throwing 2
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Idaho sees new wave of hunters and anglers in millennials
As they work to recruit the next generation of hunters and anglers, Idaho officials are targeting food-conscious millennials who want to know where the steak they’re grilling comes from.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Alan Liere: Shooting coyotes a personal choice
A lone coyote hunting mice in the snowy pasture below my deck this morning kept my dogs in a barking frenzy that should have scared the creature away. Life is …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 18
All rivers are running big. The Spokane River around Spokane has remained marginally fishable until this week, but the flow Tuesday morning was 8010 cfs and expected to increase significantly. …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Juvenile hunter who killed grizzly goes before judge
A judge handed down a penalty Friday for a North Idaho teenager who shot and killed a federally protected grizzly bear last fall north of Wallace. The 14-year-old boy was …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 11
The lower North Fork Coeur d’Alene River is one of the better fly fishing options at this time. Look for slower water and go with streamers first. The Spokane River …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
CRP benefits to wildlife backed by agency
State wildlife managers are working to help farmers sign up for a federal Farm Bill program that’s been dramatically successful in providing wildlife habitat since signed into law by President …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 4
To fish for steelhead more effectively from shore
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Larry Cassidy makes fish, wildlife his business
It was a testament to Larry Cassidy Jr.’s massive legacy of public service to Northwest fish and wildlife that the large crowd applauded before he could even sit down to …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Field reports: Land deals proposed for wildlife habitat
Proposals to acquire land in eight Washington counties for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation are open to comments through Feb. 12.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Landers: Bird dog training for next season starts now
Bird dogs don’t make time during winter, spring and summer for analyzing films and contemplating improvements to their game before the next hunting season.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
In brief: More Panhandle elk collared for study
At least 59 calf elk in the Idaho Panhandle have being captured by helicopter netters, fixed with GPS collars and released in the past few weeks as biologists continue research …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 21
Anglers who are put off by the homely appearance of freshwater ling cod (burbot) are missing some of the finest eating from inland Washington waters.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Hoof disease found in more Washington elk
The hoof disease that’s been crippling elk in southwestern Washington for years apparently has taken hold farther north, state Fish and Wildlife officials say.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 14
When fishing for trout from shore with Power Bait and a slip sinker, let the sinker hit the bottom and then reel in just enough to keep a slight bow …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
In brief: Great Outdoors Day in Coeur d’Alene
North Idaho’s fourth annual Great Outdoors Day, with vendors and speakers geared especially to hunters and anglers, is set for Saturday.