Stories tagged: outdoors
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 2:34 a.m.
Mark Midtlyng comes close to perfecting chukar hunting
Mark Midtlyng began hunting with his father and brother 39 years ago when he was a 12-year-old at Northwood Middle School in Spokane. Back then, he hunted mostly ducks, and …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
Patagonia donating Black Friday sales to environmental causes
Patagonia shops and the outdoor clothing company’s
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
Real ducks are usually moving around, creating ripples. To make your decoy spread more realistic, add a string to one or more of the imposters and use it when ducks …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Rainbows hefty for Nov. 25 fishing openers at Hog Canyon, Fourth of July lakes
Good fishing for rainbow trout will greet anglers at two winter fishing lakes poise to open Friday, according to fisheries biologists who sampled the lakes west of Spokane this week.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
If you’re driving over the Cascades, be ready for snow
Forecasters are warning drivers to be ready for snow if they are headed out for the holiday, especially in and near the mountains
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Yellowstone National Park sees increase in lake trout kill
BILLINGS – Yellowstone Lake has had another record year for lake trout removal after about 366,000 of the nonnative trout were netted and killed to make way for the fishery’s …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Crabbing halted from northern Oregon to California border
State agriculture officials in Oregon have shut down commercial and recreational crabbing in coastal waters from Tillamook Head along the northern coast to the California border because of high levels …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Elk hunter mauled by grizzly bear in Montana
Montana wildlife officials say an elk hunter was mauled by a female grizzly bear that was protecting her two cubs.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Forest Service names street after officer killed by grizzly
A U.S. Forest Service road has been renamed in honor of an officer who was killed by a grizzly bear near Glacier National Park.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 3:07 a.m.
Spike hunters face longest odds, show greatest discretion
Hunters who bag trophy elk get all the press, posts and glory.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 2:40 a.m.
Skimo competitors tackle backcountry near McCall
Backcountry skiing competition is garnering regional and international status with a world-caliber qualifying event in McCall, Idaho, next month and a shot at Olympic sanctioning in the future.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Interview: How will President Donald Trump impact the outdoors?
Lost amid the hoopla since Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton is what Trump’s election to the presidency might mean for conservation, fish and wildlife.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Sno-Park permits needed soon on vehicles
Mount Spokane State Park will soon make the transition from requiring Discover Passes on vehicles to Sno-Park permits.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Field reports: Elk hoof disease study continues in southwestern Washington
Nearly half the elk herds in southwestern Washington have some of their animals infected with a disease that leads to misshapen hoofs and other problems, wildlife officials told state legislators …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
US Interior secretary plans Yellowstone announcement
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will visit Montana Monday to make an announcement about public land conservation near Yellowstone National Park.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game board dumps proposed rule change
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners jettisoned a proposed rule Thursday that would have increased the length of time hunters who draw tags for bulls and bucks must wait before they …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
About 200 steelhead die at North Idaho dam
AHSAHKA, Idaho – Officials in North Idaho say about 200 federally protected adult steelhead have died in the North Fork of the Clearwater River, apparently after sustaining injuries at a …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 3:40 a.m.
Landers: Sit tight, be flexible to bag whitetail buck
The surest way to fill your deer tag is by sitting on your butt.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 2:48 a.m.
Outdoors briefs: Oregon man who died in hot spring was looking for place to soak
An Oregon man who died after falling into a scalding Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was looking for a place to “hot pot,” the forbidden practice of soaking …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: How to become something today that you were not yesterday
I was sitting at my dinner table with a young man this week and listening to his amazing history. He had traveled the world as a trained sniper, fallen in …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
Ski areas get excited now that snow has started falling again
A quick-hitting snowstorm on Wednesday excited folks at mountain ski areas, but reminded residents at lower elevations to get ready for more
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
You don’t necessarily have to troll slowly to catch Lake Roosevelt rainbow. Several anglers report trolling speeds as high as 3.5 mph will take fish on some days
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Fickle La Nina still has most skiers guessing about ski season
It’s official. After months of hearsay based on conjecture, La Nina is here. The Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service issued a La Nina advisory on Nov. 10. …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
EPA approves parts of Washington clean-water plan
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday finalized water-quality rules for Washington state tied partly to how much fish people eat, approving some aspects of the state’s plan but deciding in …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
Yellowstone grizzlies could be removed from endangered species list
State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Razor clam digging to open at three Washington beaches
Three nights of razor clam digging begin Thursday at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks, but not at Long Beach.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Forest Service to hire 1,000 seasonal workers in Northwest
The U.S. Forest Service says it will hire 1,000 temporary workers in the Pacific Northwest for spring and summer jobs.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Fate of Olympic park historic chalet draws hundreds of comments
Hundreds have weighed in as Olympic National Park officials consider what to do with an historic chalet that’s being threatened by a river in a remote wilderness.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:52 a.m.
Hunting family has occupied Blue Mountains camp site for 80 seasons
Scoggin family hunters have camped at this Umatilla National Forest site every year since 1937.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Columbia, Snake dams topic of public meetings
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …