Stories tagged: hunting
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 4:38 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 1
Whether you plan to use your boat or let it sit this winter, be sure to put some additive in the gas. Ethanol fuels that over-winter in the carburetors will …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 12:41 P.M.
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho
Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 7:38 P.M.
Wealthy hunter gets ‘Bullwinkle’ elk poaching postponed again
The trial involving the
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 6:19 P.M.
Out & About: Bald eagles gather at Lake CdA
OUTSOAR –The annual congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene has begun as the big birds home in on the feast of spawning kokanee in the North Idaho lake. …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 4:02 P.M.
Chronic wasting disease likened to ‘wildfire’
Chronic wasting disease is like a wildfire burning across Wisconsin that soon will cause localized population declines in white-tailed deer – if it hasn’t already – experts told a review …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:32 A.M.
State adopts no tolerance policy for feral pigs
Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
Real ducks are usually moving around, creating ripples. To make your decoy spread more realistic, add a string to one or more of the imposters and use it when ducks …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 8:03 A.M.
Elk hunter mauled by grizzly bear in Montana
Montana wildlife officials say an elk hunter was mauled by a female grizzly bear that was protecting her two cubs.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 3:07 A.M.
Spike hunters face longest odds, show greatest discretion
Hunters who bag trophy elk get all the press, posts and glory.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 8:52 P.M.
Interview: How will President Donald Trump impact the outdoors?
Lost amid the hoopla since Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton is what Trump’s election to the presidency might mean for conservation, fish and wildlife.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 5:22 P.M.
Field reports: Elk hoof disease study continues in southwestern Washington
Nearly half the elk herds in southwestern Washington have some of their animals infected with a disease that leads to misshapen hoofs and other problems, wildlife officials told state legislators …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 8:14 A.M.
Idaho Fish and Game board dumps proposed rule change
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners jettisoned a proposed rule Thursday that would have increased the length of time hunters who draw tags for bulls and bucks must wait before they …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 3:40 A.M.
Landers: Sit tight, be flexible to bag whitetail buck
The surest way to fill your deer tag is by sitting on your butt.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 2:48 A.M.
Outdoors briefs: Oregon man who died in hot spring was looking for place to soak
An Oregon man who died after falling into a scalding Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was looking for a place to “hot pot,” the forbidden practice of soaking …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 3:58 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
You don’t necessarily have to troll slowly to catch Lake Roosevelt rainbow. Several anglers report trolling speeds as high as 3.5 mph will take fish on some days
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 2:52 A.M.
Hunting family has occupied Blue Mountains camp site for 80 seasons
Scoggin family hunters have camped at this Umatilla National Forest site every year since 1937.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016
State to expand L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
OUTBUY – Three land purchases, including 705 acres in Kittitas County, were authorized by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week in Olympia. The $811,000 acquisition south of Cle …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 6:32 A.M.
Alan Liere: Things That Go snnnuckk-plluffffth-guckguck in the Night
Now that the big game hunting seasons are winding down, I hope to get some rest. Even though I was in bed by 7 p.m. each night in assorted elk …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Nov. 10
Three maps designating public lands near Pullman, Spokane and Walla Walla are now available for $9 each plus tax through the DNR map sales web page or in Spokane at …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
In brief: ATVer impaled on antler of dead elk
A hunter from Bend, Oregon, was impaled in the back by the antler of an elk as he was dragging it back to camp behind an ATV in the Maury …
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016, 2:05 A.M.
Ammo for hunting moose continues to evolve
Interviews with hunters who shot big moose indicate there’s a wide range of guns that will bring down a big-game animal that stands 7-feet high at the shoulder.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Nov. 3
When still-hunting for deer, you naturally want to walk through the woods as quietly as possible. Pausing occasionally in likely cover to grunt or doe bleat, however, may just bring …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says
Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 12:19 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 27
Ducks are genetically programmed to respond to a five-note greeting call. Duplicate this by focusing on producing a single “quack” by humming the word “voot” into a call.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 4:41 P.M.
Washington wolf shot in Montana after roaming 700 miles
A young gray wolf that left its pack in northeastern Washington this summer traveled about 700 miles before being shot in central Montana last month while attacking sheep.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 2:50 A.M.
Auction tags hot topic for Idahoans
Perhaps no issue has been as controversial among Idaho hunters as the idea of “auction tags,” which would give the highest bidder access to some of the most sought-after hunts …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 5 A.M.
Coming up dry in the Gospel Hump
It had been a long time since my last elk hunt, 23 years at least, and I wasn’t sure I had another one in me.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:36 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 20
Large fish such as pike generally do not do well in a bass boat-sized livewell, so if your intent is to release them anyway, do it quickly.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 1:34 P.M.
Hunters boost science at check stations
Big-game hunters heading out this week can help wildlife managers in Idaho and Washington collect valuable information about deer and elk populations by taking a few minutes to stop at …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 1:23 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 13
Steelhead anglers are missing a bet by not trying wacky-rigged plastics. A pink or orange “bass worm” will often outfish the more traditional lures.