Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., May 25, 2016, 7 p.m.
Landers: Most forest recreation areas open for holiday with some restrictions
Most of the region’s public lands campgrounds are opening just in time for the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial opening of the camping season. However, some roads and trails …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 5 p.m.
Area ranchers get briefing on wolves
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials met with Asotin County ranchers Wednesday at Clarkston to explain the emerging protocols to deal with wolves that prey on livestock, including the …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Outpeople: Mic Woodruff transitions from cycling ‘shop rat’ to manager
From an early age, Mic Woodruff knew that his nirvana could be found sitting on a bike. His two-wheeled journey has progressed from a little boy racing BMX bikes at …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
In brief: Salmon passage debate nets state title for Reardan FFA
The Reardan High School Ag Leadership class staged a debate on Columbia River salmon and dams to win a state competition this month at the Washington Future Farmers of America …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Reader Photo: Shadow Falls in Coeur d’Alene National Forest
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Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for May 26
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River has been fair this week. Hatches are varied and wading is possible.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
National parks centennial gets first-class treatment on postage stamps
National parks will be featured in the mail this summer. On June 2, the U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the National Park Service’s centennial just in time for summer …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Tidy yard tradition hits a snag
The Landers yard won’t win any Better Homes & Gardens awards, but a few discriminating bird species find our slightly unkempt acre a fine place to raise a family.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Field reports: Rich hunter charged with illegally killing celebrity elk
The most photographed bull elk in Kittitas County lived its life mostly in the safety of private pasture land near Ellensburg where it was illegally killed by a trophy hunter …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Out & about: Tips for catch-and-release fishing
Most western states have a take on rules and ethics involved in catching and releasing fish, especially trout.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: Seek Thermal Camera
It’s pitch black along a river. My phone screen flutters then bursts red, shapes emerging from the dark.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Montana to destroy half million hatchery trout
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is destroying half a million hatchery trout because of disease concerns.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Nearly 8 in 10 public pools in CDC study failed routine safety inspections
Summer’s right around the corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is here to remind you that there’s nothing like a dip in a public pool – a …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Boy hunting black bears kills 500-pound grizzly in E. Idaho
Authorities say a 15-year-old boy hunting black bears with his father mistakenly shot and killed a 500-pound male grizzly bear in eastern Idaho.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: The learning curve of a new sport
For years now I have viewed standup paddling as the golf of the extreme outdoors world. I figured when folks got tired of real sportsing, concerned about breaking bones, or …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10 p.m.
Alen Liere: Lost and Found
Part of my morning routine is to go for a walk in the woods with the dogs. I have been doing this for 23 years – ever since the day …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt trout released from net pens earlier than preferred
Signs of stressed and dying fish caused fish managers to release trout earlier than desired from some of the net pens scattered along Lake Roosevelt this week.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 5 p.m.
SpokeFest holds drawing for 120 kids bikes
CYCLING – SpokeFest, Spokane’s annual September cycling celebration, is teaming up with Mountain Gear to give away 120 Strider bikes to get area tots balanced and riding. Strider balance bikes …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Weekend Weather: Cool and damp conditions
Cooler and showery weather returns to the Inland Northwest after a mid-week warmup
Wed., May 18, 2016, 4 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for May 19
Badger, Williams, Fishtrap and West Medical have all produced some good rainbow catches this week. Clear Lake is also a good bet for some big browns, and Fish Lake brookies …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Outpeople: Sandpoint outdoorsman creates BaseMAP online hunt planning service
A Sandpoint native and self-described blue-collar worker, computer nerd and life-long hunter is marketing a new multi-state online hunt planning service that offers a suite of maps, databases and tools.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 2 p.m.
World Championship Jet Boat Race moves closer to green light
Organizers of the 2016 World Championship Jet Boat Race appear to have cleared the last remaining regulatory hurdle just days before the race is set to begin in St. Maries, …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
It’s called the Montana Hell Ride for a reason
The race is hard enough as it is. It’s called the Montana Hell Ride for a reason. But this year’s race in the hills outside Missoula recently was even more …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:11 p.m.
Reader Photo: Pheasant on a precious perch
Precious perch: This friendly pheasant was posing on a fence row along a country road near Sprague around Escure Ranch in the channeled scablands area.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Men walk to prohibited Yellowstone hot spring, face complaint
A Canadian-based group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water with Yellowstone National Park officials after walking out to a …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public
Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Field reports: States plan possible grizzly bear hunts
HUNTING – Three states are coordinating plans for possible grizzly hunting seasons should the bears in the Yellowstone area be removed from most endangered species protections. The Obama administration in …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Q&A: Puget Sound salmon fishing closed
As negotiations continue, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife temporarily closed recreational and non-tribal commercial salmon fishing in Puget Sound this month after the state and tribes failed to …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 6:17 a.m.
Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts
Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won’t be snuffed out …