Stories tagged: hunting
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 22
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations indicates overall duck numbers in the survey area are statistically similar to last year and remain …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Field reports: Hunting rules pamphlet corrections posted online
Significant mistakes were made in Washington’s hunting rules pamphlet this year and it’s up to hunters to adhere to the corrections posted online at
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Safety precautions can help solo hunters survive
Solo hunters have garnered headlines because of untimely deaths and injuries this fall in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
In brief: Bowhunter fatally wounds partner
Authorities say a 52-year-old bow hunter from Tillamook has been arrested on a criminal negligent homicide charge after fatally shooting his hunting partner south of Bend.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
British Columbia case could decide if some Colville Tribal members have hunting rights in Canada
An upcoming trial will determine whether some members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation retain hunting rights on ancestral lands in British Columbia.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Field reports: Spokane River Clean-up set for Saturday
OUTDO – Individuals, clubs, schools, businesses and families will be pitching in to spruce up the city’s standout attraction during the annual Spokane River Clean-up on Saturday starting at 9 …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 8 a.m.
Outdoors writing contest geared to area teens
It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Safety first when hunting from tree stands
Tree stand injuries are common throughout the hunting season, especially among bowhunters. A study by the International Hunter Education Association found that one in every three hunters who hunts from …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 8
With the clear water in all area streams and rivers now, it is important that fly fishermen make their first presentation count. A bad cast or presentation usually results in …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
In brief: Wolf trapping courses available in North Idaho
Courses required for obtaining a wolf trapping license in Idaho are scheduled in North Idaho in September and October.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Trial postponed for elk hunter who killed ‘Bullwinkle’ bull
An Oct. 14 court date has been set for the wealthy Washington hunter
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Outpeople: Moose researcher loves thrill of the chase
James Goerz has his eye on moose in northeastern Washington. The University of Montana graduate student is among a small staff in the field every week monitoring moose that were …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Sept. 1
The Spokane River has been the most consistent producer for fly fishermen and it doesn’t matter what time of the day you’re on the water. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Field reports: Grouse wing collection helps survey populations
Hunters can help state wildlife biologists monitor forest grouse populations by depositing the wings and tails of birds they harvest this season in collection barrels.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Aug. 25
The Spokane Junior Rifle Team will hold an open house for prospective members on Tuesday at the Spokane Rifle Club’s indoor range along the Spokane River. Boys and girls age …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Hemingway home gets back antlers taken by Hunter S. Thompson
A young Hunter S. Thompson went to Idaho to write about Ernest Hemingway and decided to take a piece of his hero home with him – a set of trophy …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
At this time of the year, the steelhead passing over Bonneville Dam are usually dominated by “A” run fish that are destined for places like the upper Salmon, Snake and …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Alan Liere: Cooking for Uncle Mort
For the first time ever, my Uncle Mort attended my wild game dinner this year. This annual affair gets bigger every summer, with upwards of a hundred friends and relatives …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for August 11
Fishing for chinook salmon on the mainstem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, and Lochsa rivers will end on Monday, but fall chinook seasons will open on Sept. 1 …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 7 p.m.
Rich Landers: Puppy training challenges hunter in pursuit of perfect bird dog
Our biological clocks spare most 60-something couples from the life-changing accident of producing another offspring. This is nature’s way of protecting mature adults from torturous sleepless nights, potty training and …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Aug. 4
Observing the natural movement of insects in the water can make you a better fly fisherman, but many anglers have a tendency to change the fly rather than analyze how …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Wenaha trails get TLC after 2015 wildfires
The smoke is long gone from the wildfires that closed much of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness last summer, but concerns linger for hikers, hunters and horse groups.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Field reports: Big Sheep Creek fishing closed unintentionally
Justin Rowley’s long drive to northern Stevens County to fish Big Sheep Creek was interrupted last weekend when Washington Fish and Wildlife police told him he had to pack up …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 28
Fly fishing Fly fishermen found decent fishing on the Spokane River this past week. Nymph rigs run through the deeper slots as the sun gets high in the afternoon will …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Field Reports: Rotenone treatments detailed in meetings
FISHING –Trout management plans to treat several Eastern Washington lakes and streams with rotenone will be explained at public meetings this week. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: The Venison in my Garden
The whitetail deer have been coming into my garden this summer, browsing on the cherry trees, grazing down the row of lettuce, pulling the onions. Nevertheless, I like these deer, …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
In brief: North Idaho College floats open-to-public beach party
North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans, and awarding scholarships, too, at the school’s annual beach party, which is open to …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 21
Don’t neglect to check the water level on your trolling battery or you will be buying a new one prematurely. Manufacturers recommend checking the level after 10 charges.