Stories tagged: outdoors
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Ocean salmon fishing closure mulled for this summer
State, federal and tribal officials are considering closing all salmon fishing off the Washington and northern Oregon coasts in 2016 to protect weak runs of wild coho.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Helicopters to drop wood mulch on scorched Oregon land
Seven months after Baker County fought its largest wildfire ever, a helicopter has returned to the region - this time with wood instead of water.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:34 a.m.
Boy, 12, killed by falling boulder at New York waterfall
Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been killed by a falling boulder while visiting a waterfall in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show offers wide array
The 56th annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show will bring trout, dock-leaping dogs, a TV celebrity, hunting and fishing outfitters, local outdoor clubs and business and much more to the …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Fly fishing guide blissfully humbled by tarpon
For anglers who have never been saltwater fly fishing for tarpon, I can describe it in one phrase: “A very humbling experience.”
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Pike to be netted, moved to opposite end of Lake CdA
A Coeur d’Alene Tribe effort to boost cutthroat trout by transferring northern pike from Windy Bay north to Cougar Bay will resume this week.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Gear Junkie: Drone fliers more accountable under FAA registration
The Federal Aviation Administration has begun enforcing registration requirements and regulations for small unmanned aircrafts, a.k.a. drones. The new rules create a degree of accountability for users of drones, including …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Field reports: Reward offered for Idaho grizzly poacher
Rewards totaling $10,000 are being offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in North Idaho.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Out & about: Cougar tails hikers on Antoine Peak
The Spokane Valley woman and her hiking companion were on Antoine Peak just a half-mile up the trail from the Robbins Road trailhead around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday when they …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
One-fish limit mulled for Buoy 10 season
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
Team rediscovers rare flower in Maryland after 112 years
Officials say a rare flower has been rediscovered in Maryland after 112 years.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Avalanche kills director of avalanche center in Oregon
PENDLETON, Ore. – The director of an avalanche center in Oregon has died in the same natural disaster he taught many to avoid. The EO Media Group reported that Wallowa …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Rich Landers: Reardan students debate salmon, dams, other natural resources issues
Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Shed hunting has become popular and profitable hobby
It’s that peaceful time of year when the forest begins to give up its secrets. It’s in those remote corners, not yet adorned by the songs of birds, that shed …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
National forest road hazards spring up in wake of 2015 fires
Landslides occurring on the region’s national forests are prompting warnings from Forest Service officials that anyone traveling in the snow-free areas of low-elevation mountains should have an exit plan.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
In brief: Dishman Hills hikes celebrate 50 years of conservation
CONSERVATION – The Dishman Hills Conservancy is organizing free group hikes among other events to celebrate 50 years of the group’s efforts to preserve a cherished swath of natural area …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Outpeople: Washington snowmobiler can’t get enough of Iditarod Trail
For the 16th time, Robert Jones, 76, of Kettle Falls is on a snowmobile touring the Iditarod Trail just ahead of the famous 1,400-mile Alaska sled dog race. He’s already …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Weekend Weather: Rain through Thursday could trigger landslides
Heavy rain through Thursday could trigger dangerous landslides along steep terrain as well as flooding of small streams of the Inland Northwest.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 10
Fly fishing Amber Lake opened on March 1 and Silver Bow Fly Shop says it is fishing very well for anglers throwing bloodworm patterns under indicators. Balanced leeches along the …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Reader Photo: In a fowl mood
Duck, duck…goose!: Usually tranquil, an enraged Canada goose protected its territory from other geese, ducks and even humans at Riverfront Park.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Disengaging from your scale
There are fewer things less important in this world than knowing what percentage your body fat is. In fact, most methods of measurement are rudimentary at best. The only thing …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Snowboarding slumps with trend toward skiing again
This winter there’s been something different about my mountain trips that I couldn’t quite put a finger on. It recently hit me in the lift line: skiers appear to be …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Skishoeing: Hybrid skis inspired by ancient Asian hunters offer new approach to exploring winter
Short, fat skis with free-heel bindings and built-in climbing skins are luring a growing number of winter trekkers into a sport Nils Larsen calls “skishoeing.”
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Wolf tracker uses Altai Skis for speed, mobility during surveys
Ray Robertson, who does wolf monitoring in the Okanogan County region, is among the growing number of wildlife professionals who are using Altai Skis in their work.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Field reports: Limits increasing for Roosevelt trout
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to eventually increase the daily catch limit of hatchery-marked rainbow trout from five to 10 a day at Lake Roosevelt.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Out & about: Amber Lake access improved by anglers
The boat access site at Amber Lake southwest of Cheney is being improved this season with the help of volunteers from Spokane’s two fly-fishing clubs.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
John Wayne Trail planning meeting Tuesday in Cheney
John Wayne Pioneer Trail public meetings are planned this week as state officials seek comments on developing the controversial cross-state railroad corridor.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Landers: Idaho Panhandle reluctantly accepts walleye as ‘here to stay’
Some anglers are thrilled to reel in non-native species such as walleyes in the Inland Northwest where God, in His infinite wisdom, chose not to put them. Fisheries biologists have …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 3
The weather at Amber Lake was terrible on the March 1 opener, but fishing was fast for hefty trout averaging over 13 inches. Fish sub-surface.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Idaho’s roadkill salvage law seen as delicious success
You may hear little of it, but Idaho’s nearly 4-year-old law that allows people to salvage roadkill is surprisingly popular. According to an online data base maintained by the Idaho …