Stories tagged: outdoors
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Revamp of Liberty Lake Park should preserve natural environment, residents say
Three distinct plans were presented to a group of Liberty Lake residents in September, each with the mission of revamping Liberty Lake Regional Park.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Running away and other outdoor skill development programs
At the ripe old age of 7 – having determined myself to have the wisdom and acuity to identify injustice as well as the courage to stand up against it …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Miller film’s athletes live our dreams
The first mountain snows of the season were falling the afternoon I screened the new Warren Miller film “Line of Descent.” Hoping for a classic Indian Summer once the wildfire …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Legendary biking on North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey trail
For mountain bikers, North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey Trail is such a treasure that people come from all over to experience it. I drove with friends more than 1,000 miles …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
In brief: Conrad Anker presents climbing film to benefit wildfire relief
Although the climbing movie MERU has already played in Spokane, there are several good reasons to see it again when it screens tonight (Oct. 19) , 7 p.m., at the …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
‘The hardest hunt I’ve ever done’: What it’s like to bag a mountain goat
For hunters, killing a mountain goat is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Weekend weather: Not a great period for outdoor activities
Rain. We’re going to see quite a bit of it the next few days. Don’t forget your umbrella.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Reader photo: Where is everybody?
October fly fishing can be about as good as it gets in terms of finding solitude, colorful fall scenery and eager trout.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 19
Washington pheasant hunters only have to wait until Saturday to follow up on conflicting reports regarding wild bird populations. As always, some hunters will say pheasant populations are down, and …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Hiking Beartooth Wilderness high on list of Montana adventures
Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and predawn wind whipping across the plateau. Look up at the cathedral of the sky. Watch the …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol banks on Ski Swap
The promise of new downhill skiing terrain at Mount Spokane means more area to patrol, which means more patrollers will be needed, which means more money must be raised. “We’re …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field reports: Bike laws weak in protecting walkers
TRAILS – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Fish on: Idaho Fish and Game Commission OKs steelhead harvest
Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery steelhead starting Sunday.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Out & About: bike laws weak in protecting walkers
OUTLAW – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Some steelhead anglers are playing for keeps
Steelhead numbers were so low in mid-August that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game pre-emptively closed catch-and-keep seasons, but allowed anglers to fish for steelhead as long as they …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time
If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Turkey hunters required to wear orange during rifle season
Fall turkey hunters must wear a hunter orange vest or clothing during the portion of their season that corresponds with any modern rifle big-game seasons.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 12
If you are hunting ducks but haven’t set up on the “honey hole” where most of them want to be, at least make your spread highly visible by adding a …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Reader photo: Hiking into hint of winter
Spokane Mountaineer Tyler Nyman gained this frosty view of Stevens Lake and Upper Stevens Lake last weekend near Mullan, Idaho, during an 8.3-mile traverse across Stevens Peak, the highest mountain …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 7 a.m.
Woman standing up to cyclist who smashed into her on Centennial Trail
A Spokane woman said she can’t feel safe on the Centennial Trail anymore after being plowed down from behind and injured by an unyielding bicyclist. She’s considering a lawsuit to …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
De-skunking your dog: be prepared with a kit
Any hunting dog with gift for finding birds also has a nose for trouble. It’s in the contract you accept when pup joins your world. That’s why I’m always prepared …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
Tips on safe traveling with man’s best friend
Field dogs do their part on a road trip by being good listeners, taking the blame for occasional foul odors in the cab and being eager for any hiking, hunting, …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field reports: Camo hunters out during deer season
An oversight in Washington’s 2016 and 2017 fall turkey hunting seasons is allowing camouflaged hunters in the field during the general modern rifle deer season.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: An open letter to my beloved readers
From time to time, you charming people, you perusers of periodicals, you informed intellectuals and havers of humor, will reach your own pen to paper and fingers to keyboard, sharing …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:53 a.m.
Out & About: Biologists to give kids the scoop on moose at library programs
Kids will get expert insight on the largest member of the deer family this month as state wildlife biologists have scheduled 45-minute “On the Trail of the Moose” programs at …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Farm Bill could help stem decline in pheasant numbers
The bad news for Minnesota pheasant hunters came down this month. The pheasant population index, based on August roadside surveys, was down 26 percent from last year. And last year …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Coho season set; steelhead harvest tabled
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a coho fishing season but delayed a hot-topic decision on restoring steelhead harvest seasons during a telephone meeting Monday.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Hikers fall for autumn trails
Hikers longing for a life-brightening dose of fall colors need to look no farther than the aspen grove that caught their attention as the wind rattled leaves in July or …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing
A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 7 p.m.
Chance blown: Bowhunter can’t forget missing ‘easy’ shot at elk
One autumn day years ago I wanted to fall on my arrow out of shame, my Montana-modified form of elk hunter atonement.