Stories tagged: outdoors
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
In Brief: Rules boost Buoy 10 salmon fishing
Anglers in the popular Buoy 10 late-summer salmon season in the Columbia River estuary will get to keep wild chinook seven days a week in 2017.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few reels in another big one
Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few is known for having some formidable bigs in the paint.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: Whether of prey or song, birds are wondrous
One spring, my 13-year-old step-daughter and I watched from the deck as three mallard drakes tried to impress a hen mallard. “It’s called a courting flight,” I told her. “The …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Weekend weather: A pair of mostly sunny days expected on Friday and Saturday
A break in the wet, blustery weather should bring sunshine on Friday and Saturday
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Reader photo: Swarm of ladybugs
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Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 20
WDFW fish hatchery crews have been stocking more than 16 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide in preparation for Saturday’s opener. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday
Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
More wolf packs expected in southwest Oregon
When gray wolf OR-7 made his historic and famous trek from northeastern Oregon to find a mate and territory of his own, the lone wolf wandered well over 1,000 miles …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Search for two men in Olympic National Park suspended
Officials have suspended their search for two men missing in Washington state’s Olympic National Park, including a 20-year-old hiker from New Jersey missing for the past week.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fishing curtailed at popular trout fishing spots McDowell Lake, Potter’s Pond
Even though there’s water everywhere this spring, two popular trout fishing lakes on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Colville will be empty or dramatically lowered when …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4 a.m.
Badger, Williams likely to be top trout waters on opening day
Something really weird happened this year with the triploid hatchery trout stocked as a bonus in some Spokane area trout lakes. “The triploids (sterile) we get from Trout Lodge hatchery …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Spokane Valley guide proclaims April ‘awesome’ for fly fishers
April is the month in which everything wakes up on the region’s streams, and for that reason alone it may be the “most awesome month” for fly fishermen, a Spokane …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Out & About: ‘Smoke-phase’ turkeys rank as one in a hundred
White meat or dark? That might be the first question that comes to mind when you spot a white wild turkey.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Field Reports: $10 bounty offered for Roosevelt pike
A $10 a head reward on northern pike caught in Lake Roosevelt will be offered by the Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife Program starting May 1.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Search and rescue volunteers make commitment to community
It’s not enough that a search and rescue (SAR) team knows how to look for people in the wild. The team members also must be able to look out for …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Oregon parks open 1,000 more campsite for 2017 solar eclipse
State park officials say they are opening 1,000 more campsites for people coming to watch the summer solar eclipse from Oregon.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Montana plans to keep wolf hunt quotas outside Yellowstone
Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just outside of Yellowstone National Park at four.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wild horses expensive as adoption interest wanes
Billijo Beck and her 10-year-old daughter Grace walked the dusty path between Challis Wild Horse Corral pens last week looking for an addition to their stables. There were 18 horses …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke halts transfer of Montana Bison Range to tribes
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reversed plans to give management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, saying that he is committed to not …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Goats killed by black bear near Billings campground
Montana wildlife managers are trying to capture a black bear that killed two goats in a south Billings neighborhood this week.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
State crews stocking lakes with millions of trout
Trout-stocking crews are planting fish throughout Washington state in preparation for the April 22 opening of fishing season.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Days-old coyote pups exposed in the sage
Keep your eyes open this time of year for the wildly exciting chance to discover nature’s small fry. Spring is not lacking for reasons to lure hikers outside. Wildflowers and …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Sharp-eyed birder’s list shines in Lincoln County
Outdoors editor Rich Landers wasn’t the only one who had a good day of wildlife observation in Lincoln County last weekend. Following is a birding report that a rain-drenched, wind-whipped …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane
Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.”
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
City, Avista, and golf organization apologize for misunderstanding that led to bulldozed mile-long road on South Hill bluff
A mistake has led to the bulldozing of dozens of trees and the scraping of a mile-long road into the South Hill bluff below Bernard Street this week.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
House cuts 15 wildlife recreation projects from budget
State lawmakers have recommended $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Programs, but the recently released House capital construction budget cuts what program directors say are important acquisition projects …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Weekend weather: With even more rain forecast, slide risk continues on steep terrain
More rain in the Inland Northwest is continuing the risk of landslides and high stream flows
Wed., April 12, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
Reader photo: Aerial competition for anglers
An osprey swooped in to take a fisherman’s catch at Fernan Lake in North Idaho this week. The fish somehow broke free and escaped. The angler had to start over.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 13
Salmon anglers should check reports of stream flows and the fish-passage levels at Bonneville Dam for signs of improving fishing conditions, as it is possible they will be given another …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Salmon fishing in southern Oregon closed for 2016
Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.