Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 18
Most rivers are on the high side of fishable this week. Lake anglers at Amber, Coffeepot, Sprague, Badger and other lowland lakes say fishing is “decent” but not fast and …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Fresh layer of mountain snow giving way to warming temps
This week’s snow storm in the mountains of the region will give way to temperatures more typical of late spring
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Reader photo: Complimentary colors
Call of the wild prairie: A meadowlark belts out a call from an otherwise camouflaged position among blooming arrowleaf balsamroot west of Spokane. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Expedition Alaska: Racers, crew and filmmakers took risks in adventure race
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Outpeople: Trophy trout hunter wows social media
Idaho Falls native Bryan Glass has a large social media following for his even larger fishing abilities
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
High flows prompted whitewater group to cancel trip on Moyie River where rafter died
A day after a Spokane whitewater group canceled a trip on the Moyie River because of high flows, a 60-year-old Spokane man with another group apparently drown in a rafting …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
‘Safe Selfie’ policy adopted at Yellowstone National Park
In response to an epidemic of foolish, irresponsible and sometimes illegal behavior over the last two record-setting years of attendance, Yellowstone National Park officials are asking 2017 visitors to “Take …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Study: Not all Montanans aware of invasive mussels
A new report suggests state agencies should take advantage of social media to inform younger residents of the threat that invasive aquatic species pose to Montana waterways.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gonzaga’s national climbing champ says fingers, focus took her to the top
A Gonzaga University student who grew up thinking she wasn’t athletic has won the women’s sport climbing division of the USA Climbing Collegiate National Championships.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife biologist, author has eye for creature ways
Wildlife biologists travel through the landscape with an educated eye for detail. They’re like bird dogs, sensing more than most people would ever see. They make connections between critters and …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: When a car becomes a ‘rig’
Until a few years ago, my sole sporting conveyance had been a 1993 GMC pickup with 208,000 miles. I proudly called it my “rig.”
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
Weekend weather: Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday night
The Inland Northwest should enjoy one more day of warm spring weather as a big change arrives Thursday
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
In brief: Lake Spokane carp removal also targets northern pike
A two-week project to remove non-native carp from Lake Spokane started on Monday, and state fisheries managers are tapping the opportunity to target invasive northern pike, too.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Reader photo: Momentary pause
On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition at spokesman.com/outdoors.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 11
Fly fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene blew out last week but is dropping again and should be fishable now. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends March browns, gray drakes and …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Study: Fed program beneficial to Washington sage grouse
A new study of sage grouse in Eastern Washington has found a surprisingly large benefit from a federal program that subsidizes farmers to plant grasses and native shrubs instead of …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Injured BASE jumper rescued from Central Oregon gorge
Crews rescued a BASE jumper injured in a fall at the Crooked River Gorge in Central Oregon.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Dog trainer, breeder left legacy with “Mahoney setters”
It’s not uncommon when I’m hunting, working or walking my dog to have an onlooker say, “Is that a Mahoney setter?”
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Field Reports: Two Bear Air headlines Idaho Trails gathering near Sandpoint
Two Bear Air, the Whitefish-based free helicopter rescue serviced that’s saved a lot of grief for the region’s outdoorsmen, will put on a demonstration for an Idaho Trails Association gathering …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Big-game researcher Woody Myers gave his best shot
Nobody – no hunter, no poacher – has shot more moose in Washington than Woody Myers. His weapon was a rifle. His aim: usually to save the animal’s life rather …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Idaho boating rule for invasive species stickers clarified; education merit questioned
Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials says. The requirement surprises some boaters with …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Magellan and other seekers of the scenic route
The back way, as we grew up calling these things, was the unknown route, the exploratory bushwhack, the I-might-not-be-home-for-dinner way to get from point A to point B. If my …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Turkey hunters stalk each other; then one of them fires
Soon after his shotgun’s blast, the hunter sprinted toward what he thought was a coveted prize: the wild turkey gobbler he’d been calling to and watching. But Kenneth Dienst found …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane ranks among top fittest cities in U.S.
Spokane ranks among the country’s top 10 fittest cities, according to a new list released by the Physical Activity Council and based on surveys as well as data from personal …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Spring sprouts with changes hikers can relish
On Monday, back in Spokane after a week in a foreign country, I headed into the lowland forests just out of town to exercise the dog and see what had …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Scientists’ presentation probes wildfires at the Bing
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Climbing duo completes five-day first ascent of Mount Huntington’s south ridge
Jess Roskelley describes a recent five-day first ascent of a gnarly south ridge route to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Huntington as a race for his life. “It’s the commitment …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Matt Liere: Massage not necessarily good for what ails you
On the last day of the late goose season, I blew an easy triple on a flock of Canadians strafing my makeshift blind on the river. An aggravated shoulder injury …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 4
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt sturgeon season planned; tribes already fishing
After years of closure, a sport fishery for sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt is scheduled to open this summer. However, area Indian tribes, which make their own rules on the Columbia …