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  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Spokane Fly Fishers are again offering a fly-fishing school beginning March 8 and running through April 19. Classes are every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at St. Francis School, …


  • Landers: Hunting rule proposals undergo changes

    With less than three weeks before their presentation to the Fish and Wildlife Commission, Washington wildlife managers are still scrambling with late changes to proposals for 2012-2014 hunting regulations. Details …


  • Field reports: Changes in fishing regulations for 2012-14

    FISHING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved fishing regulations for the 2012-2014 fishing seasons during its meeting last weekend in Olympia. Changes the panel made include:


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Fly fishing at Rocky Ford has been good. Anglers throwing olive-colored scuds on fluorocarbon leaders under an indicator have an excellent chance of catching several 20-inch rainbows in …


  • Idaho continues debate on allowing guided hunting for waterfowl, turkeys

    Idaho officials have wrestled for years with proposals that would allow guided hunting for waterfowl and turkeys. In 1988, the interested parties – including the Idaho Department of Fish and …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing It’s not prime time for fly fishermen unless they’re chasing whitefish, but Rock Creek in Montana has been fishing fairly well. Nymph rigs including Copper Johns, Rubberlegs, worms …


  • State has plans for your next elk hunt

    The luxury of targeting “any elk” during general hunting seasons in portions of northeastern Washington would end under a proposed plan to boost numbers of elk in Okanogan, Ferry and …


  • Washington bighorn sheep herds trapped to help others

    Bighorn sheep herds in north central Washington are getting new bloodlines. Bighorns near Yakima are being trapped this winter and relocated to boost other herds.


  • Out & About: Big evening funds SCI’s wildlife-related effort

    OUTFUND – The Inland Empire Chapter of Safari Club will raise money for wildlife conservation at its annual fundraising banquet and auction on Feb. 11 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Grande Ronde was running at 2,000 cfs Wednesday night and Jon Allan at Silver Bow Fly Shop said there are steelhead “all over the place.” He recommends …


  • Increasing multi-season tags would bring in the bucks

    OLYMPIA – Washington may boost significantly the number of multiple-season hunting permits issued annually for deer and elk. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide in February whether to …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Steelhead The Clearwater River has been low and clear and fishing has been poor, but at Camp, Cabin and Home in Lewiston, Andy Alldredge said there were 8 inches of …


  • RV event kicks off show season

    The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is under way, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and learn sporting techniques at seminars. Following is …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Steelhead In the Clearwater Region, steelhead fishing is still on. Fish responded to the warmer weather and rain last week and moved out of Lower Granite Reservoir, and the fishing …


  • Landers: Some hunters drawing bead on Wash. proposals

    Two hunting- related rule proposals being considered by Washington Fish and Wildlife managers have sportsmen squawking like a flock of ravens swarming a carcass. As The Spokesman-Review reported last week, …


  • After banner year, duck hunters worried

    While this has shaped up as a banner season for waterfowl across the continent, advocates for ducks and duck hunters are worried. A confluence of events – political, economic and …


  • Fish and Wildlife appointee criticized

    The appointment of an Eastern Washington environmentalist to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has upset some rural officials, who say their small-town values are unfairly being pushed aside in …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing At Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene, Pat Way said area rivers are coming back to normal after being blown out earlier in the week. He said there is …


  • Landers: Proposed changes will affect some Master Hunters

    The sweet deal some Master Hunters have for tagging elk outside of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge would go sour under changes proposed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. …


  • 2011 OUTDOORS: Lingering snow, high water affects boaters, anglers, bears

    Spring lasted about five months in the Inland Northwest in 2011. Whitewater river rafters enjoyed their longest season in years, but most Montana fishing guides weren’t so thrilled. Fishing trips …


  • 2011 spotlight: Top S-R outdoors feature stories

    Wrangler, horse charge grizzly A trail-ride wrangler from Whitefish, Mont., rode a big, brave horse to the rescue of a young boy on a horse being chased by a grizzly …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Steelhead and salmon The steelhead harvest report from IDFG indicates anglers are catching steelhead from the mouth of the Clearwater to Orofino at the rate of a fish every seven …


  • Outdoor Writing Contest winner: Frozen Turkey

    I clearly remember that bone-chilling Saturday morning in the blind. The heat of a long hike made me welcome the cold at first, but within 5 minutes, I felt as …


  • Outdoor Writing Contest finalist: Pecking Order

    My family has a knack for acquiring unexpected pets. The parakeets were the first. We were just babysitting the two birds for a couple days, but the owner did not …


  • Outdoor Writing Contest Successful Hunt

    When fall finally arrived, I had been itching to go hunting for a month. Pa and I always set up a wall tent from an old 1930s logging camp. We …


  • Outdoor Writing Contest finalist: Dueling Predators

    It is still dark as the boy quietly closes his truck door. Rifle in his hand and coyote on his mind, he starts on his way. Darkness and cold closes …


  • Out & About: Eagle Watch Week starts at Lake CdA

    OUTSEE – There’s never been a better year to take in the annual Eagle Watch Week activities at Lake Coeur d’Alene. Bald eagles have been gathering in record numbers in …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Pat Way of Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene said despite the fact a lot of anglers are singing the blues, he has recently enjoyed some good steelhead fishing …


  • Landers: Hunter seizes rare opportunity to bag cougar

    Gary Penrod was out for the late whitetail buck hunt in Pend Oreille County last month when a mountain lion caught him with his pants down. The Nine Mile Falls …


  • Landers: Hunter seizes rare opportunity to bag cougar

    Gary Penrod was out for the late whitetail buck hunt in Pend Oreille County last month when a mountain lion caught him with his pants down.

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