Stories tagged: outdoors
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Migratory bird treaty saving birds for a century
Recent foul winter weather has the feathered fowl of the north country on the move. Migration create a spectacle – for hunters and others who just enjoy observing migrating waterfowl …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record: 49 days
A little over 49 days – that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Recreational crabbing season coming to a close in the Sound
The Puget Sound recreational winter crabbing season is coming to a close.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Christmas snow sends sledders to hills at Spokane parks, schools
A frosty Christmas that saw 5 inches of snow on the ground around the Spokane area prompted several revelers to head outside and find a hill to careen down.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 6 a.m.
Outdoor writing: Lake Cabin story wins 2016 contest
A story by Kate Kuntz, a home-schooled junior from Chattaroy, has been judged the best of 68 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2016 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 5 a.m.
Outdoor Writing: Cross Country
Tinder grass and free highway crab apples
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Outdoor writing: Goat Crossing
My family owned boar Nubian pack goats in my pre-teen years. Summers were spent with goats loaded, leading them up mountain trails, listening to their orange packs full of food …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 4 a.m.
Outdoor writing: Lake Cabin Tour
Many summer days of my first 16 years were spent in a homely cabin on a slope of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The foundation was laid in the 1970s and built …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 3 a.m.
Out & About: Eagle Watch week starts Tuesday at Lake CdA
A near record number of bald eagles has gathered at Lake Coeur d’Alene in time for the 26th annual
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Spout Springs ski area closes citing snowmobile issues
WINTERSPORTS – The owner of an Oregon ski area says he won’t open this season because of concerns about snowmobiles creating an unsafe environment in his parking lot. Spout Springs …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Oregon woman tells of adventures in 5,350-mile bike ride
In June, Emily Loberg readied her 1985 rebuilt touring bike and set out on a 5,350-mile solo journey.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Idaho birder’s list focuses on species spotted from bicycle
Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Ice climbers test nerves of Palouse Falls State Parks staff
Spokane photographer Rika Ream traveled to Palouse Falls State Park near Washtucna during last weekend’s bitter cold weather to marvel at the ice around the 185-foot Palouse River waterfall. The …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
New online fishing, hunting licensing system unveiled: be patient
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 6 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Holiday camp gives kids a chance to try out ski racing
The Spokane Ski Racing Association opens its annual Holiday Camp next Tuesday. The SSRA Holiday Camp provides an opportunity for families interested in ski racing to investigate the possibility of …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: This Horse is a Morgan
Following a long, cold morning high-stepping through snowy CRP in search of a cock pheasant, I had just settled blissfully onto the couch with a bowl of Cheetos and a …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
In Brief: Nordic ski camp geared to youths
Two youth cross-country skiing camps are being organized for learning skate and classic techniques over the holiday break at Mount Spokane State Park.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 22
Hand and foot warmers in the little chemical packs make great stocking stuffers, but if you buy them by the box, the majority will lose their effectiveness before they are …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Reader Photo: Deep freeze
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Weekend weather: More snow and cold head for Inland NW
At least one more snowstorm is on the way to the Inland Northwest as the holiday weekend arrives
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Oh, deer: 1,300 pounds of venison donated to D.C. shelters
For people staying in homeless shelters in the District of Columbia, deer meat is what’s for dinner.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
No new invasive mussels found in Montana waters
A preliminary report suggests that invasive mussels have not moved into Montana water bodies beyond the Missouri River Basin.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Teenager dies in eastern Idaho snowmobile accident
Eastern Idaho authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in a snowmobile accident in a foothills area outside Idaho Falls.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:20 a.m.
Delisted grizzly bears could be hunted
With most Montana seasons closed and grizzly bears in their dens for the winter, sportsmen and wildlife managers alike are reflecting on an alarming season of grizzly bear-hunter conflicts.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:06 a.m.
Bear spray flap waters down scientists’ recommendations
Going light is the rage among backpackers and hunters. Enthusiasts will eagerly spend extra money for products that shave pounds or even ounces off the weight of packs, tents, pads …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Out & about: Wilderness cabins OK to maintain, judge says
Maintaining historic cabins with helicopter support is OK in wilderness, according to a federal judge who has rejected efforts by an environmental group to force Olympic National Park to remove …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Field reports: Salmon carcasses boost Tucannon
More than 500 adult salmon carcasses were distributed by volunteers in the Tucannon River basin in southeast Washington this week to boost the river’s food web.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Dashing through the home: Teen shoots deer in living room
A Maryland teenager shot and killed a deer inside his house after it busted through his family’s front door and ransacked their home.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Falling fish knocks out power in Seattle
Utility officials say a falling fish knocked out power to nearly 200 customers in Seattle.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Mountain lion in wildlife study killed on California freeway
A mountain lion that was part of a Southern California wildlife study has been struck and killed on a Los Angeles-area freeway.