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Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18


Spokane Valley Extreme Huntress asks for votes

Spokane Valley’s Jaimie Belknap became a finalist in Extreme Huntress, a national hunting competition, in June.


Washington State Parks announces 2019 free days

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer 12 free days next year. On free days, visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.


It’s not too early to start thinking about skiing at Canada’s Silver Star Mountain Resort

When driving into Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon, British Columbia, you enter a colorful village modeled after an 1800s-era mining town that feels a bit like visiting a theme …


Climate change forces adaptation in Spokane, Pacific Northwest

Climate change is, nearly by definition, an overwhelming subject.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Off the hook: Swallowed tackle doesn’t seem to stymie sturgeon

A study of sturgeon in Hells Canyon determined a significant portion of the long-lived fish have hooks and other fishing tackle in their digestive tracts, but they seem to be …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is coming to a close in the Spokane area

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is winding to a close in the Spokane area.


Mountain Gear to host alpinist Jess Roskelley

Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will speak at Mountain Gear (2002 N. Division St.) on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks Wolf Advisory Group candidates

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group is looking for new candidates to serve on the citizen committee that advises the department on wolf recovery and management.


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stock 147,000 trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock roughly 147,000 trout in Washington lakes this fall, according to a news release.


Nordic association will prepare trails Saturday

With winter just around the corner, the Spokane Nordic Ski Association has started trail preparation on Mount Spokane.


Clues from the Yellowstone ice patch: When climate change meets archaeology

Although archaeology has been around for centuries, “ice patch” archaeology really became a new discipline in 1991 when Otzi the Iceman – a 5,000-year-old body nearly perfectly preserved – was …


Ammi Midstokke: Rehabilitation for the resistant

“Don’t you dare tell me to take up swimming,” I warn the surgeon. He’s is visibly struggling not to roll his eyes.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

900-pound grizzly wanders into Montana Hutterite Colony

A 900-pound grizzly wandered into the garage of a Hutterite Colony in Montana, Wednesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9 a.m.

Dedicated workers help adaptive climbing take off in Spokane

Emily Stevenson was depressed. The Gonzaga student hadn’t slept well in three years. The rigors of her engineering school work threatened to overwhelm her.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18


Reader photo: Good morning, deer

Patricia Magaret took this photo of three whitetail deer perusing her backyard in Pullman on Oct. 3. Magaret wrote, “Back yard visitors, tomato thieves and creatures of beauty.”


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director to visit Spokane

The director of Washington’s wildlife management agency will hold an open house in Spokane on Nov. 5.


Reader Photo: Permit season ending in the Enchantments

Joanna Balin took this shot of Prussik Peak in the North Cascades on Oct. 3. Between May 15 and Oct. 31, the Enchantments require a permit to camp overnight. Starting …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Bower Climbing Coalition hosts Dishman area cleanup

The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane climbing nonprofit, is hosting a cleanup of the Dishman climbing area near the Dishman Hills Conservation Area.


Mountain climbing gives Spokane couple unique form of marriage therapy

As with any relationship, Carol and Greg Onofrio, have their share of sadness and struggle. But the couple who just recently moved from Colorado to Spokane have discovered their own …


Ferry County Rail trail one step closer to completion with RCO grant

The Ferry County Rail Trail took another step toward completion earlier this month.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Special permit lets disabled vets shoot moose on Alaska missile defense base

By design, this hunting opportunity for wounded veterans of the armed forces is supposed to give hunters as good a chance of shooting a moose as possible. Since it began …


Montana gets grant to fight invasive mussels

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced a $837,000 grant to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to combat invasive mussels, according to a news release. The funds will improve inspection and …


Going-to-the-Sun Road closed

The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park closed Sept. 29 because of a snowstorm and early-winter weather, according to a news release.


Get a year-round fishing fix with Silver Bow Fly Shop’s Rock Ford clinic

Extend your fishing season with the Silver Bow Fly Shop.


My first hunt: taking a turkey

I killed a male turkey Saturday. A tom, in hunter speak. He was the first animal I’ve intentionally killed in 20 years.


Zombies will come to life at Riverside State Park Oct. 20

Zombies will be crawling through Riverside State Park later this month.


Colville photographer wins coveted Denali Road Lottery spot

It all began with a Facebook post. As a nature photographer, a stunning image of a grizzly sow and cubs crossing the tundra in a snowstorm caught my eye. The …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 11