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  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing There have been some early afternoon hatches on the Big Spokane. It is possible to take trout on top, but streamer fishing has been best.


  • Valuable info gathered at hunter check stations

    It wasn’t clear last month why some hunters were driving past the highway check station marked by big fluorescent orange signs while others willingly stopped and shared the information of …


  • Field reports: 5,497 acres added to wildlife area

    PUBLIC LANDS – A huge addition to a state wildlife area in Kittitas County has been approved for purchase by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission during its meeting Friday …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Salmon and steelhead The Clearwater River is a lonely place this season, what with the lack of hatchery fish, the reduced limit and the size restriction. There are fish to …


  • Landers: Respectful hunters shalt not trespass

    Trespassing is an easy crime to pooh-pooh when you can hear a rare life list bird species over the hill or if the perfect mountain biking route cuts the corner …


  • Landers: Respectful hunters shalt not trespass

    Trespassing is an easy crime to pooh-pooh when you can hear a rare life list bird species over the hill or if the perfect mountain biking route cuts the corner …


  • Wyoming hunter discusses bear attack

    Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident clearly and still carries the now-hidden …


  • Out & About: Salt baiting Illegal in Idaho

    OUTLAW – Elk and deer are crazy for salt, and that craving, exploited by unethical and illegal hunters, is getting them killed, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Grande Ronde has been better for fly fishermen this week, but with cooler water temperatures, swinging is not as effective as before. Afternoons and evenings bring the …


  • Hunting accident seriously wounds boy, 12

    Police say a 12-year-old Pullman boy was shot and seriously injured Saturday during a hunting trip in southwest Whitman County.


  • Out & About: Senior hunter, 97, fills 70th deer tag

    OUTLIVED – Gordon Blossom of Thorp bagged this buck north of Colville this month – his 70th since he took his first deer at age 14, the Washington Fish and …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Fly fishing has been very good in the south-end shallows of Amber Lake. Weeds are heavy, but the fish are there. Use polarized glasses to find weed-free areas …


  • Landers: Tasty meals start with proper care

    Members of the Landers family relish dining on the wild game for a good reason: The deer, elk, turkey and other prizes I bring into our home aren’t “gamey.” I’m …


  • Cow tag: best elk hunt you’ll never talk about

    Attracted from across the old clearcut by my hunter-orange clothing, a magpie swoops in and lands a few feet from my leg. It seems to be checking whether this colorful, …


  • Out & About: Spectacle bluegills released in Sprague Lake

    OUTFISH – Sprague Lake recently received a plant of about 2,000 adult bluegills netted from Spectacle Lake in Okanogan County. Marc Divens, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department warmwater fisheries biologist, …


  • Crown Foods’ custom processing caters to hunters

    Crown Foods isn’t open today. Not officially, anyway.


  • Landers: National parks reopen; pheasant season coming

    Here’s the scoop on two momentous events capturing a lot of attention today: • A deal that ended the federal government shutdown Wednesday night is reopening national wildlife refuges and …


  • State expands wildlife lands in Asotin County

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has authorized the purchase of a 1,255-acre ranch in Asotin County in a long-term effort to restore habitat for steelhead and bull trout, as …


  • Senior springer spaniel inspires desire for the hunt

    I had the privilege to hunt with Solo a decade ago when he was young, athletic and fast enough to snatch a flushing pheasant out of the air before I …


  • California first state to ban lead ammo for hunting

    California will become the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting, according to a bill signed into law signed today by Gov. Jerry Brown.


  • Hunting and fishing report

    Anglers throughout the region are enjoying more elbow room this week as a high percentage of competing sportsmen becomes distracted by hunting. Fly fishing


  • Landers: Shutdown closes doors on outdoors lovers

    Because of politics, the gates are locked at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and a Washington hunter has lost what may be his last chance in a lifetime to hunt elk …


  • Pheasant: Scarce or OK?

    Upland bird hunters should find abundant populations of quail and Hungarian partridge this fall, according to recent Idaho Fish and Game surveys, but pheasants will be scarce. Washington biologists are …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Spokane Fly Fishers are bringing back David Paul Williams on Wednesday to talk about saltwater fly fishing. He will identify the species most sought after by fly fishers, …


  • Field reports: Popular Forest Service trailheads blocked for road repairs

    FORESTS – Road work will restrict access starting this week to popular fall destinations in the region’s national forests. The Roman Nose trailhead in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Trout and kokanee Amber Lake goes to catch-and-release only on Tuesday. Coffeepot Lake closes Monday, as does Williams Lake in Spokane County, Fan, Fish, Fishtrap, West Medical, Downs, most of …


  • Landers: Great outdoors needs refs, custodians

    The great outdoors is the sports stadium of the people. It’s the arena that invites all of us, regardless of age or gender, to take our best shot.


  • Field reports: Hunting, fishing insight for newcomers

    HUNTING – Hunting, fishing and where to go to participate in these outdoor activities will be the focus of a free “fair” of information and activities presented by sportsmen’s groups …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The middle Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers are fishing very well, and the Clark Fork is also coming on strong, says Pat Way at Northwest Outfitters in …


  • Bowhunter prevails in double jeopardy with cougars

    After taking cover and blowing cow elk calls Monday morning, two bowhunters had a one-in-a-million hunting experience in Pend Oreille County when they lured in a pair of mountain lions. …