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Hunter has blueprint for perfect goat hunt

There’s nothing fancy about the mountain goat horns on a cheap plaque, which Chris Culbertson will display this week at the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show. But the effort behind …

Wildlife lovers use ears, eyes

The first wildlife signs of spring aren’t just sights for winter-sore eyes. They’re comforting to the ears, too. Tina Wynecoop, who lives just north of Spokane, has been reveling in …

Out & About

Priest River family answers the call

Swans, herons flock to region

Migrating tundra swans are flocking by the thousands to the Colville and Pend Oreille River valleys.

Spring forth, anglers, before summer starts

Anglers have good reason to relish the moment. As we brown our way out of a near-record-dry winter – with a regional snowpack averaging 70 percent of normal – some …

Rent a classic

One man’s affection for classic Volkswagen vans is spinning into a unique camping experience people can rent. “Any wide spot on the road is a potential camp site,” said Scott …

Nordic sports soar on gold-medal high

Bill Demong’s historic Winter Olympics gold medal stirred a buzz among recreational nordic skiing junkies throughout the country, especially in north-central Washington’s Methow Valley. Demong’s gold was the first for …

Record guns sales boost wildlife programs

Wildlife agencies across the nation will reap some of the profits from record-setting gun sales that spiked from late 2008 and well into 2009 after Barack Obama’s nomination and election …

Out & About

Nature lovers flock to bird festivals

Heron gathering a brief spectacle

Spokesman-Review photographer Colin Mulvany hit the perfect window of opportunity to capture more than 30 great blue herons in a single frame.

Trapshoot results: Week 8

The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot - Week 8

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Lenice Lake was the most popular and best-performing quality water on Monday’s opener. Triploid trout averaged 19-21 inches with a few up to 24.

Deep budget cuts loom on the horizon

This is a relatively uncomplicated session at the Washington Legislature for hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts. As distracting bills become roadkill en route to the March 11 deadline, everyone’s …

Sport fishing show coming to Spokane

A harbinger of spring salmon fishing is coming to town March 5-7. “The last time I gave a seminar on fishing for spring chinook was 2001, the year of the …

Winter wildlife in a family way

January and February might seem to put a chill on love in the great outdoors, but winter clearly arouses interest among some critters. Great horned owls have been having a …

Kokanee researchers resort to hook and line

In Lake Roosevelt last week, there was no clear line between research and kokanee fishing. “We had to use hook and line to catch the mature fish we would need …

Field reports: Idaho steelhead hitting upstream

FISHING – Steelhead with an urge to surge are making waves in Idaho’s Salmon River. At Riggins, two-angler drift boats have been averaging 10 fish a day, said Brenda Baugh …

Out & About

Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer

2010 Great Western Sportfishing Show programs set

Local and regional experts in all types of fishing will present programs at six different areas of the Great Western Sportfishing show during its three-day run - Friday through Sunday …

Researchers track Roosevelt’s kokanee, sturgeon and walleyes

Anglers aren’t the only people stalking fish in Lake Roosevelt. Researchers have several projects under way in the 130-mile-long reservoir using radio telemetry to plot movements of kokanee, walleye and …

Trapshoot results: Week 7

The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot - Week Seven

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishers were iced-out of some March 1-opening lakes in the past, but not this year

Fear not, state’s sport fish records program to return

Washington’s state budget crisis resulted in cutbacks of record proportions to fishermen. With no announcement, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last summer quietly mothballed its state sport fish …

Anglers hooking trophy walleyes

February is reputed to be prime time for catching the biggest walleyes in the Columbia River, and this year is no exception.

Trapshoot results: Week 6

The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot - Week Six

Spokane River is year-round attraction for local fly fisher

Steve Moss likes to get away from it all when he goes fly fishing. The Spokane angler’s favorite destinations are beyond the distractions of traffic and crowds to shorelines where …

Asterisk needed when hunt guides do the work

Perhaps the day has arrived for the hunting record books to catch up with Major League Baseball. The way trophies are listed needs to be revised. To be fair, the …

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Auctions offer impressive trips

Yellowstone wolves decline in ’09

PREDATORS – The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park declined about 23 percent in 2009, a change park biologists say is typical of natural fluctuations for wildlife species. Yellowstone’s …

Ski museum displays rich local history

Lou Lou Kneubeuhler opened a ski shop in 1973. “Loulou’s of Spokane Ltd” became a flagship store for the biggest brands in gear and fashion. It was one of the …