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Tuesday, March 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Grande Ronde is loaded with fish now, and with good visibility, fly fishermen are doing well. The Methow is fair. Try egg patterns.


Sprague Lake issue stirs debate

Sprague Lake’s value as a fishery and a wildlife sanctuary will be scrutinized next week when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission votes on fishing rule changes. State wildlife biologists …


Swan brings brood back to Turnbull, quelling fears he was killed

As he has for possibly more than four decades, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. …


Solo the trumpeter swan still alive

Ending fears that he may have been killed by poachers in Stevens County, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at …


Banff Mountain Film Festival lineup

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be in North Idaho for four days. The first three nights — Jan. 28, 29 and 30 — will be at the Panida Theater …


Trapshoot results: Week 2

The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot - Week Two


Skiers put in day’s worth

“I’d love to talk to you, but could we please sit down?” Emily Querna asked as she greeted a reporter after becoming the top woman in a 24-hour ski marathon …


If young adults let you tag along, go

I’ve always advised my two daughters to take advantage of opportunities. Now I’m practicing what I preach, shadowing them occasionally as they open doors in their ever-more-independent lives.


Out & About

This ‘Souper’ Bowl for women only


Patagonia delivers stunning family hiking adventure

While scrambling up a razorback moraine near the iconic granite towers of Torres del Paine National Park, a gust of wind broadsided me with the force of a charging bull. …


No stopping these skiers

The 123 finishers in the 24 Hours of Schweitzer skied more than 11,000 laps up and down the runs ending at 10 a.m. this morning. The effort raised roughly $90,000 …


Oregon plagued by steelhead

Biologists are urging anglers to catch and keep a larger portion of the huge bounty of steelhead expected to continue pouring into Oregon Coast rivers for the next week or …


Snowboard school leaves skier feeling sufficiently humiliated

January is Learn a Snow Sport Month. Resort associations representing 32 states and more than 300 alpine resorts are part of this massive ski industry promotion. In the spirit of …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Spokane resident Steve Moss fished Rocky Ford this week, landing five fish in the first 45 minutes beginning at 7:15 a.m. He was throwing a “sparsely tied” No. …


Long-range hunting gives readers short fuses

Some people are better shooters than others often by a combination of natural talent and hours of practice. I don’t languish much over missing a bird with my shotgun because …


Tapeworms infect wolf packs

A Washington State University wildlife researcher said he was “absolutely shocked to see such a high prevalence” of tapeworms found in Rocky Mountain gray wolves. “Some of these wolves had …


Olympic bid pays off with wealth of memories

He shelved a possible medical career to invest six years toward making the U.S. Ski Team for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. But Marshall Greene’s cross-country skiing journey to the …


RVers kick off shows geared to outdoors

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 …


Winter trapshoot enters 92nd season

An old joke suggests “The family that shoots together, stays together – because nobody’s brave enough to turn and run away.” But you could put the joke away last Sunday …


Tester weighs in on light high-top boot

With its new high-top trail shoe, Inov-8 stakes a simple claim that the Roclite 288 GTX is “the lightest-weight waterproof boot on the market.” Its Gore-Tex membrane provides a waterproof …


Out & About

BASS drops women’s contests OUTCAST – The Women’s Bassmaster Tour for professional tournament fishing has been dropped for 2010, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society announced last week.


Trapshoot results: Week 1

The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot – Week One


Good cause prompts skiers to spend 24 hours on slopes

About 30 miles high in the atmos- phere, the stratosphere thins out into the mesosphere. Meteors burn up here. Burning meteors may have been what Matt Gillis’ quads felt like …


Sprague proposals irk anglers

A proposal to protect shorebirds and waterfowl by changing a wildlife reserve boundary at Sprague Lake has caused consternation among fishermen. Anglers are not the only ones confused about a …


Trails, camps may close to save the state money

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources would close more than 20 trails, campgrounds and interpretive centers in March under Gov. Chris Gregoire’s cash-strapped supplemental budget. Among the proposed …


Guns of winter take aim in annual trapshoot

Dozens of teams from around the Inland Northwest fired at clay targets today at their own clubs in towns large and small to begin The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot.


Methow Valley Mecca for all breeds of nordic skiers

The Methow River Valley’s premier cross-country trail system has the diversity to attract skiers ranging from shufflers to members of the U.S. National Team. Take your pick of routes on …


Out & About

Japan angler bags world record bass OUTCATCH – It’s official! After nearly six months of waiting for record keepers to make their decision, a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass caught in …


World record bass verified

After six months of scrutinizing polygraph tests and affidavits, the International Game Fish Association has declared a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass caught in Japan as a “dual” world record with …


Angel Peak graces 49 Degrees North

The people at 49 Degrees North were busy maximizing their U.S. Forest Service permit area in the last decade. In 2006 they added about 600 acres of terrain and a …