Stories tagged: outdoors
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
Learn to use your bear spray. The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and the Defenders of Wildlife will be hosting a free bear spray training Sept. 4 at Friendship Park (7426 …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Politicians and ranchers in northeast Washington are chafing after two environmental groups from outside the state temporarily blocked the legal killing of members of the Togo wolf pack.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Officials in Yellowstone National Park say they don’t plan to capture or kill a bear that injured a 10-year-old boy from Washington state.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
State wildlife officials are investigating the reported shooting of a member of the Togo pack.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Kelly Susewind, the new director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, thinks the agency has an image problem.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5 a.m.
A while back something shifted in the universe and I found myself in a position to accept applications for new friends. There had been some moving of schools, moving of …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
The Lands Council will lead a hike up Mount Spokane on Saturday to examine the work being done as part of the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park expansion. The …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
Changes are coming for the most significant piece of federal legislation aimed at preventing animals and plants from fading out of existence: the Endangered Species Act.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 23
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Two photos of Lake Heritage show just how thick the smoke has been this summer. Bradley Gotham used a drone to take a picture of Lake Heritage in the little …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
No Discover Pass is needed on Washington State Park lands Saturday. The free day is in honor of the National Park Services’ 102nd birthday.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
Boaters on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River are urged to steer clear of chinook salmon spawning nests, or redds.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
A mountain lion has been spotted near Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
State fishery managers have declared a night closure for salmon and steelhead fishing starting Saturday on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries, according to …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Washington wildlife officials order members of Togo wolf pack killed, lawsuit temporarily delays action
State officials ordered the lethal removal of wolves from the Togo pack in northeast Washington, Monday. However, environmental groups quickly filed a lawsuit temporarily blocking the action.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Lost out, yet again, on a highly coveted and competitive overnight camping permit to the Enchantments? Lake Ingalls in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area offers a more-than-worthy alternative with little …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
The young grizzly bear raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho this week inspired plenty of awe for those watching the bear’s antics. And the bear inspired a …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Equestrians, waterfowl hunters and bird watchers received a gift last week.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
It takes guts for a bureaucrat to act decisively without clear policy as a safety net. Fortunately for a young researcher treed by wolves, somebody had guts.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
WDFW commission approves 5 percent hunter, angler fee increase request but brunt of budget request placed on state general fund
Hunters and anglers could see a 5 percent fee increase according to a newly approved Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife budget request.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
Idaho Fish and Game captured a young grizzly bear that had raided chicken coops in North Idaho late Wednesday night.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
Mountain Gear will be hosting a Hawaiian-themed paddle on the Spokane River Thursday.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
A four-hole disc golf course was recently completed at Loma Vista Park in northwest Spokane as the city works to bring disc golf to local neighborhood parks as the sport …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
Over the past year Mike Brede has been on a very specific, and difficult, mission.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
Another confirmed wolf kill in northeast Washington has left ranchers and wolf advocates wondering if, and when, wildlife officials will start killing members of the Togo Pack.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Buck Domitrovich captured this photo of a female black-chinned hummingbird getting an evening snack near Davenport in late July.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 9:10 p.m.
Fishing-hunting report for Aug. 16
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
The Bureau of Land Management has banned target shooting in Eastern Washington due to high-fire danger, according to a news release.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
A young grizzly bear has been raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Now that temperatures have dipped slightly this weekend, consider heading to McNary National Wildlife Refuge for a free show.