Stories tagged: outdoors
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 …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:11 a.m.
Banff Mountain Film Festival hits Spokane with big-screen adventure
The scenery, wildlife, skills and pucker factor of outdoor adventure will grace the big screen at the Bing Crosby Theater next weekend. Fresh from the 41st annual Banff Mountain Film …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
State to expand L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
OUTBUY – Three land purchases, including 705 acres in Kittitas County, were authorized by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week in Olympia. The $811,000 acquisition south of Cle …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Glacier National Park visitation 20 percent ahead of 2015
Glacier National Park is on track to break last year’s visitation record by 20 percent.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Warm weather stops Oregon ski areas from opening early
Warm November temperatures mean it is unlikely ski resorts in central Oregon will be opening early this season.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:33 a.m.
Steelhead anglers must do their duty for the Tucannon
In this momentous period of history, fishermen must ponder their duty and act on putting aside political differences and personal biases to serve their fishery.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:32 a.m.
Alan Liere: Things That Go snnnuckk-plluffffth-guckguck in the Night
Now that the big game hunting seasons are winding down, I hope to get some rest. Even though I was in bed by 7 p.m. each night in assorted elk …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:31 a.m.
2016 Ski Preview: Schweitzer Mountain
People have differing points of view about Schweitzer Mountain Resort. For those accustomed to the expense and crowds at North America’s world-class resorts, Schweitzer is often described as a “hidden …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
Heli-skiing to debut in Idaho Selkirks
Helicopter skiing will finally get off the ground in the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho this season. Selkirk Powder Co., based in Sandpoint, has acquired permits from the state Department …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
Weekend weather: Mild November continues
The mild weather of early November should continue through the weekend
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Wild Sheep Foundation not pushing auction tags
The director of the Wild Sheep Foundation said Tuesday that the chairman of the hunting and conservation group’s board was not speaking for the organization when he lobbied Idaho Gov. …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Nov. 10
Three maps designating public lands near Pullman, Spokane and Walla Walla are now available for $9 each plus tax through the DNR map sales web page or in Spokane at …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
In brief: ATVer impaled on antler of dead elk
A hunter from Bend, Oregon, was impaled in the back by the antler of an elk as he was dragging it back to camp behind an ATV in the Maury …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Reader photo: Before the leaves fall
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Second Oregon ranching standoff defendant wants to withdraw plea
A second defendant in the Oregon ranching standoff case has asked to withdraw his guilty plea.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Washington group marks half century of hiking, maintaining public routes
On a chilly September morning, a few hundred feet off the popular but deteriorating Talapus Lake Trail near Snoqualmie Pass, Jon Nishimura wielded his shovel and a smile.