Stories tagged: hunting
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
U.S. agency’s bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire
A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from some of the people who toiled to bring the majestic white birds back from the brink of …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Turkey hunters required to wear orange during rifle season
Fall turkey hunters must wear a hunter orange vest or clothing during the portion of their season that corresponds with any modern rifle big-game seasons.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 12
If you are hunting ducks but haven’t set up on the “honey hole” where most of them want to be, at least make your spread highly visible by adding a …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
De-skunking your dog: be prepared with a kit
Any hunting dog with gift for finding birds also has a nose for trouble. It’s in the contract you accept when pup joins your world. That’s why I’m always prepared …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
Tips on safe traveling with man’s best friend
Field dogs do their part on a road trip by being good listeners, taking the blame for occasional foul odors in the cab and being eager for any hiking, hunting, …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field reports: Camo hunters out during deer season
An oversight in Washington’s 2016 and 2017 fall turkey hunting seasons is allowing camouflaged hunters in the field during the general modern rifle deer season.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Farm Bill could help stem decline in pheasant numbers
The bad news for Minnesota pheasant hunters came down this month. The pheasant population index, based on August roadside surveys, was down 26 percent from last year. And last year …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 7 p.m.
Chance blown: Bowhunter can’t forget missing ‘easy’ shot at elk
One autumn day years ago I wanted to fall on my arrow out of shame, my Montana-modified form of elk hunter atonement.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 5
Anglers tossing Chernobyls in a variety of colors have been doing well on the Spokane River. BWOs are beginning to hatch, too, with trout feeding in slower currents. The pros …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field reports: Grouse hunter, dog, encounter wolf pack
Minnesota hunter Justin Bailey was hunting ruffed grouse Tuesday when a wolf chased his hunting dog out of the woods.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Tips for hunters to follow to avoid a ticket this fall
Common situations can lead to citations, according to Mark Carson of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Aside from blatant poaching incidents, conservation officers issue citations every fall to …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Out & About: Hearing protection as essential as ammo for hunters
Shooting ranges require users to have hearing protection. But many of the shooters who are honing their shotgunning skills at the skeet range this weekend or zeroing in their deer …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting Report for Sept. 28
Fly fishing Fishermen throwing black or brown leeches are catching some nice rainbow and browns at the mouth of Harvey Creek in Sullivan Lake.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Idaho targets private lands big game
Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season, …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Idaho’s Clearwater elk dodge bullet of tough winter
Idaho’s streak of mild winters was broken last year and deep snow combined with cold temperatures took a toll on some of the state’s deer and elk herds, but the …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Out & About: Brothers win 13th time in federal Duck Stamp art contest
Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minnesota, has won the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with an acrylic painting of mallards that will become the face of wetlands conservation …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 1 p.m.
Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting Report for Sept. 21
Silver Bow Fly Shop reports excellent fishing on the Spokane River. Dry fly action has been slow, but nymphing is very productive. The prince dropper has been probably the most …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Zinke signs order to expand hunting, fishing on public lands
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order on Friday to expand hunting and fishing on federal land, saying it would improve wildlife management and conservation.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd
The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Smile, more hunters are videoing hunts
A recent survey conducted by Southwick Associates, a market research and firm specializing in hunting, shooting, fishing and other outdoor recreation, found a 68 percent increase during the last five …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
In brief: Hunters face fire restrictions at campsites
Hunters heading into the mountains this week still face restrictions on campfires and even generators as tinder-dry conditions persist through the region.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Fishing-Hunting report for Sept. 14
Friends of Silver Bow Fly Shop staff reported excellent fishing on the North Fork of the Clearwater and Kelly Creek in Idaho. Large cutthroat seemed especially fond of nymphing and …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Skilled shooters will help thin out Grand Canyon bison herds
The National Park Service will use skilled shooters, capture and other methods to reduce the Grand Canyon’s bison population by more than half.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Youth bird hunting seasons, clinics give novices first shot
Getting off on the right foot in the sport of hunting is a little easier for youths and novices who take advantage of events, classes and mentored hunts starting this …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Reports detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon
Case reports from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife say the agency has uncovered an extensive poaching ring that has killed bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Legend of ‘Liver-eating Johnston’ still debated a century later
It takes a good dose of myth, a well-built legend and an unusual nickname to keep a man like John Johnston alive in people’s memories 115 years after his death.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
In Brief: Poaching rings charged in Washington and Alaska
Three men are accused of trying to poison wolves and leading illegal sheep and bear hunts at the hunting lodge built by Fairbanks hunting guide and aviator Urban Rahoi.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 7
Fly Fishing Silver Bow Fly Shop says the Spokane River trout fishing slowed last week for no apparent reason, but that can change in a short time. They suggest using …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Washington big-game outlook leaves some hunters with the blues
Washington wildlife managers say game populations are in decent shape in most areas for the hunting seasons getting underway this month, but there are some notable exceptions for deer in …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Field reports: Boundary Dam forebay closed for camping improvements
Canoeing, kayaking and camping through Z Canyon on the Pend Oreille River downstream from Metaline Falls has been tough to pull off since July 10 when Seattle City Light closed …