Stories tagged: hunting
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Prime time for hunter ed; Idaho offers combo class
Summer is prime time for new hunters to enroll in hunter education classes in Idaho and Washington. State wildlife officials say prospective hunters to procrastinate can find fall classes full …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for June 8
The Okanogan district’s quality trout fishing lakes have all been performing very well. Anglers have been getting into several fish an hour at the Green lakes northwest of Omak and …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Matt Liere’s fish and game report for June 1
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River is gin clear and there are all sorts of bugs out. For a successful trip, include lots of different patterns and colors. The difference …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 25
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River levels have dropped considerably and there is a lot of bug activity. Conditions are virtually the same on the St. Joe. The lower river …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Field Reports: Chukar Challenge event for all gun dog breeds
The annual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is set for June 9, hosted by the Spokane Bird Dog Association. It’s all in the name of good times, …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 18
Most rivers are on the high side of fishable this week. Lake anglers at Amber, Coffeepot, Sprague, Badger and other lowland lakes say fishing is “decent” but not fast and …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds
A group of conservation advocates want to block the federal government’s aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: When a car becomes a ‘rig’
Until a few years ago, my sole sporting conveyance had been a 1993 GMC pickup with 208,000 miles. I proudly called it my “rig.”
Wed., May 10, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 11
Fly fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene blew out last week but is dropping again and should be fishable now. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends March browns, gray drakes and …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Dog trainer, breeder left legacy with “Mahoney setters”
It’s not uncommon when I’m hunting, working or walking my dog to have an onlooker say, “Is that a Mahoney setter?”
Fri., May 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Turkey hunters stalk each other; then one of them fires
Soon after his shotgun’s blast, the hunter sprinted toward what he thought was a coveted prize: the wild turkey gobbler he’d been calling to and watching. But Kenneth Dienst found …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Spring sprouts with changes hikers can relish
On Monday, back in Spokane after a week in a foreign country, I headed into the lowland forests just out of town to exercise the dog and see what had …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Matt Liere: Massage not necessarily good for what ails you
On the last day of the late goose season, I blew an easy triple on a flock of Canadians strafing my makeshift blind on the river. An aggravated shoulder injury …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 4
Sun., April 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
North Dakota may join states that allow otter trapping
North Dakota could become the latest state to allow the killing of North American river otters, an animal that was once nearly wiped out in parts of the U.S. by …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
B.C. appeals ruling recognizing Colville Tribes’ right to hunt in Canada
British Columbia’s government has appealed a provincial court ruling recognizing the right of a Colville Tribes’ member to hunt on ancestral lands in Canada.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 27
The Lower Yakima River will open for spring chinook salmon in two areas Friday through June 15. Area 1 is from the Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland to the Grant …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Yellowstone elk herd growth tricky to manage
Managing the Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most popular in the world, is no easy task.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Trump Jr.’s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash
Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana’s Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 20
WDFW fish hatchery crews have been stocking more than 16 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide in preparation for Saturday’s opener. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Search and rescue volunteers make commitment to community
It’s not enough that a search and rescue (SAR) team knows how to look for people in the wild. The team members also must be able to look out for …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 13
Salmon anglers should check reports of stream flows and the fish-passage levels at Bonneville Dam for signs of improving fishing conditions, as it is possible they will be given another …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Idaho wolf derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit, court rules
A federal judge has ruled that organizers of a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in east-central Idaho don’t need a permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Tips for turkey hunting shared by Washington expert
Bagging a gobbler in the spring turkey seasons that open April 15 in Idaho and Washington is a mini version of bowhunting for elk. A turkey hunter who scouts out …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
In brief: Trail work continues at Glenrose, Fishtrap
Volunteers organized by the Spokane Mountaineers and Washington Trails Association continue to dig into building, re-routing and maintaining nonmotorized trails in the region. Current emphasis is on the Fishtrap Lake …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 6
Turkey season begins on April 15, but the cold weather will likely throw off the timing of the breeding cycle and the toms will probably be henned up. There’s no …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
GOP Congress rolls back rules on hunting, broadband privacy
Hunters could soon target grizzly bears from the air on Alaska’s federal lands. Internet providers may get to sell the browsing habits of their customers. States will be able to …
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Field Reports: More help needed to maintain national forest trails
The Forest Service is letting the public suggest trail systems that should receive priority for maintenance in an era of bare-bones trail budgets.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Wild turkeys soon to be fair game, except in Spokane
The good news – Washington’s first wild turkey hunting season opens this weekend. The bad news – turkeys can’t be hunted in the Spokane city limits.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for March 30
Forget about river fishing for awhile and concentrate on the lakes.