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Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving.

Hike the Dishman Hill’s proposed Big Rock addition Sunday

Explore 120 acres that may be added to the Big Rock area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Sunday

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Banff Mountain Film Festival lineup announced for Spokane shows

The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Spokane lineup was selected today. Check out the films here.

Skiing youngster from Idaho lands big part in Teton Gravity Research film

It was a classic moviemaking scenario: One of the stars bails out during production and the new kid gets his shot at a role and comes up big. In this …

Grizzlies spreading into Washington

As Montana grizzly bears have pushed beyond their usual mountain strongholds into the Bitterroot and Judith Basin areas, Washington state residents got a surprise visit this fall from a 476-pound …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

House of Representatives votes to delist gray wolves

The House of Representatives will vote Friday on whether to delist gray wolves in the contiguous United States.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7 p.m.

55 bald eagles counted in first Coeur d’Alene survey of the year

It’s eagle time.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 15

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 15

Invasive northern pike found 10 miles from Grand Coulee Dam, Spokane Tribe catches 45-inch fish

In a cavernous, and cold, warehouse in Airway Heights a group of Spokane Tribe of Indians fish biologists encircled a large, vicious-looking fish Tuesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Under threat of lawsuit, Idaho temporarily closes spring steelhead fishing statewide

Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …

Reader photo: Flying along

Colville photographer Joanie Christian took this photo of a female common merganser while kayaking on the Colville River in late October.

Columbia River salmon, steelhead fisheries reopen Jan. 1

Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31 on the Columbia River. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead …

Washington Butterfly Association meeting Wednesday

The Washington Butterfly Association will have a meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will be held at the Downtown Public Library in Room 1B and will run from 6 to 7:30 …

Idaho Fish and Game commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Panhandle Regional Office at 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

Declining caribou illustrate the challenges of conservation

The fate of the mountain caribou highlights the myriad ways in which habitat degradation impacts the natural world. And, it illustrates the unsavory choices conservationists often make about which species …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Spokane

High adventure. Adrenaline. Introspection. Fear and awe. All will be on display at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Spokane this coming weekend.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Idahoans volunteer to make Hells Canyon improvements in place of unpopular entrance fee

Volunteerism and collaboration appear to be replacing a U.S. Forest Service proposal to charge a recreation fee to enter the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Local experts to give advice, tips on traveling to Cuba

Despite what you might think, it’s still possible to travel to Cuba.

Scotchman Peaks photo contest voting opens

Voting for the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness annual photo contest opened Wednesday.

Washington’s new head wildlife manager talks wolves, birds, hunting in Spokane stop

The head of Washington’s wildlife management service visited Spokane on Monday, fielding questions about wolves, hunting opportunities, bird watching, angling and more.

Reflecting on 40 years of change in Yellowstone following wolf reintroduction

Longtime wolf researcher Mark Boyce presented a paper reflecting on his 40 years of work – as well as the work of some of his students and colleagues – on …

Washington wildlife officials order killing of members of two more wolf packs

For the first time Washington wildlife officials will attempt to kill wolves from three separate packs.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 8

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 8.

Reader photo: Wood duck sighting at Cannon Park

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a wood duck at Cannon Park in late October.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game director Moore announces he will retire

Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore will retire in January after a 41-year career with the agency that manages everything from smallmouth bass to large predators like black bears, …

WDFW seeks members for Master Hunter Advisory Group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 31 for membership on its Master Hunter Advisory Group.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Two rarely seen woodland caribou spotted in Montana

Two woodland caribou, a rarely seen member of the deer family, have been spotted in northwest Montana, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlfie & Parks news release.

WDFW considers killing Togo pack members after attack on calf

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a member or members of the Togo wolf pack attacked and injured a calf on Oct. 26.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Worried about the elections? Watch this harrowing video of a baby bear climbing a steep snow slope

Worried about the elections?

With no training, no experience Spokane woman hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Her first overnight backpacking trip. The first time she’d hiked more than 10 miles in one go. A cross-country adventure with a man she’d been dating for less than a …