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  • Idaho delays opening of duck season

    While duck and goose populations are in good shape for Inland Northwest hunters this season, Idaho Panhandle waterfowlers will have to wait an extra week for opening day. Both the …


  • High School outdoor writing contest deadline Nov. 15

    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 a …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing September brings some spectacular fly fishing to the Clearwater region of Idaho. Anglers on Kelly Creek, the Lochsa, Selway and North Fork Clearwater rivers do well as the …


  • Landers: Wolf issue as fiery as woods

    Wildfires have smoked out the Inland Northwest hunters and recreationists in many significant areas this month. But before we assess some of the impacts, let’s visit the gray wolf front, …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Amber Lake usually starts to get good this time of year, but reports indicate the fish are deep and not particularly aggressive. Those catching cutthroat say a green …


  • Landers: Geezer hunting seasons get real old in a hurry

    I’ve always looked up to senior hunters, even before I began aging precariously close to their ranks. But tell me: At what age does a sportsman deserve a special Geezer …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers are fishing better each day. Cooler water, less pressure and good hatches are contributing to more quality trout. The Clark Fork …


  • Landers: Idaho, Montana hurt from fewer nonresident hunters

    Weather, wolves, politics and the economy are slamming a quadruple whammy on the budgets of fish and game agencies in Idaho and Montana. Nonresidents are no longer clamoring for the …


  • Some hunters excluded at 4-O Ranch wildlfie area

    An Asotin County ranch purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last winter is open to public walk-in access this year with the exception of some big-game hunters. …


  • Field reports: Area trail projects need more helpers

    TRAILS – Trails at Liberty Lake, Mount Spokane and the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for rerouting or maintenance by the Washington Trails Association in the next …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Pat Way at Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene said the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers are fishing so well that he has a hard time making himself …


  • Landers: Now’s the time to put off procrastination

    If you’re too busy to be fully prepared for a hunting, fishing or camping trip, join the crowd. Modern lifestyles aren’t necessarily conducive to being a complete outdoorsman.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Although local rivers are seeing a lot of recreational tubers, fly fishing has been good. Hoppers are hot and a longer leader can make a difference. The St. …


  • Landers: TV show tackles contentious wolf hunting issue

    Washington leaped this week to a contentious milestone in the early stages of its modern wolf management era. The state Fish and Wildlife Department has killed the first gray wolf …


  • People still believe too many myths about wolves

    While wolves generate passionate polarized responses from people who love or hate them, it’s pretty clear that most people don’t give a damn. Speaking before several service clubs in recent …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Idaho rivers are fishing well, particularly the Coeur d’Alene and the St. Joe. The Clearwater is good but not perfect, but some of its tributaries are fishing well. …


  • Scientist’s family slams elk group for wolf stance

    MISSOULA – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has removed all references to its Olaus Murie conservation award after the researcher’s family objected to the group’s policy on wolves. In a …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River is full of recreational floaters when the weather is good, but storms and cooler weather could work well for fly fishermen. Use big attractor …


  • Natural setting offers unique course for target shooters

    Ron Olmstead has created a little piece of heaven for clay target shooters with their sights on a challenge. The Double Barrel Ranch Sporting Clays course blends into the landscape …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Wading and floating should be excellent by the weekend on the Coeur d’Alene River. Pmds are hatching on the lower river with drakes more common on the upper …


  • Landers: Lightning deserves utmost respect

    Tornadoes and hurricanes make most of the headlines for weather- related disasters. But here’s the shocking news: The deadliest weather event is lightning.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Amber Lake trout fishing is off and on, but fly fishermen throwing chironomids are having some 15-fish days.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River was fishing well, but the action has been dampened by the past few days of rain. River flows at Enaville jumped from 3,000 cfs …


  • Landers: Weather attacks vulnerable chicks

    We have a lot to cover today, fishing instruction for adults, Turnbull elk hunting and the Sprague Lake Trout Derby. But first, let’s bow heads in a moment of silence …


  • Field reports: Auction to feature antlers seized from poachers

    POACHING – Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is giving people a chance to get a nice rack, even if they’re not hunters. Nearly 1,000 antlers seized from poachers over …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Rainbow trout running a consistent 14 inches are taking chironomid patterns on a slow retrieve on Nunnally Lake in Grant County. Water temperature is rising and milfoil is …


  • Landers: Memorial weekend activities abounded

    If there’s a bright side to coming back to work after a holiday weekend, it’s hearing about all the outdoor adventures enterprising people survived in this great place we call …


  • Wildlife Services’ deadly force brings environmental problems

    Like the prow of a ship, the Granite Mountains rise sharply from the creamy-white playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here, in rugged terrain owned by the American …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The early-summer Lahontan cutthroat bonanza begins June 1 on Grimes Lake. Grimes is best fished with chironomids.


  • Landers: Elk hunters can find many options near Turnbull

    Big-game hunters still have a shot at getting a Washington special permit even though the May 18 deadline for submitting applications has passed. Tickets for raffle permit hunts managed by …


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