Stories tagged: outdoors
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Offensive Okanogan County creek name changed
Washington officials changed an offensive creek name in Okanogan County, Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
After toddlers issued hunting licenses in Wisconsin area rules explained
Wisconsin officials sold 10 hunting licenses to children under the age of 1, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported last week.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Price of U.S. Forest Service maps to increase Jan. 1
The cost of U.S. Forest Service maps will increase Jan. 1 for the first time in 10 years.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Volunteers gather lichen to help save critically endangered mountain caribou
Volunteers in North Idaho are lichen their role in saving the most critically endangered animals in North America.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Air rifles improve to legal hunting status
If your idea of an air gun is the official Daisy Red Ryder Model 1938 lever-action BB gun that Ralphie’s mom said would put his eye out in “The Christmas …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Lake Coeur d’Alene sets record for visiting bald eagles
Bald eagles by the hundreds this week have smashed the record for their annual gathering at Lake Coeur d’Alene to feed on spawning kokanee.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Field reports: Local clubs offer Nordic ski lessons
Spokane-area Nordic ski clubs are planning group and private ski classes, including some for children.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Exploring adolescence across species
My children are not teenagers yet, but I feel that my adolescent dog is fully preparing me for the task.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Woman’s touch: Taxidermist makes art out of wildlife
Eyes require the most attention. Flesh tones go in the corners, and a complex mixture of darker colors lines the edges. The brow must be pushed up and properly molded.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane Ski Patrol enters 80th season keeping an eye on the area
No one walks to the lifts from the parking lot thinking it could happen to them.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Magazine taps Spokane as ‘Next American Ski Town’
The December issue of Powder Magazine lists Spokane as one of four up and coming ‘Ski Towns’ as opposed to the storied locales of Jackson, Telluride, Mammoth and Sun Valley.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Biologists: Grizzly numbers hold steady around Yellowstone
Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park are holding relatively steady, according to figures released Thursday, as state wildlife officials begin discussions on whether to hold the first …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
In brief: Spokane climbing nonprofit brings Reel Rock film to town
The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane climbing nonprofit, is hosting the screening of Reel Rock 12 on Wednesday.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 30
For most hunters, this comes a little late for this year, but if you’re not saving the neck of your big game kill, you’re missing out on what I consider …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Reader photos: Outstanding in their field
White is an anxiety-reducing camouflage color for wildlife to wear during winter, that is unless there’s no snow.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Old School: Elk hunter Jim Kujala gets the job done
Classically clad from head to toe in wool – shirt, pant, hat and gloves – the hunter is as quiet as a cougar slipping through the undergrowth in the timber. …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Rarely seen badgers slow their digging frenzies as winter approaches
Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Field Reports: Washington restricts big-game parts coming in from Montana after CWD detected
The discovery of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer in Montana this fall means restrictions for sportsmen who come from CWD-free states to hunt deer, elk or moose there.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Out & about: Local photographers compile calendar of area birds
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Nez Perce tribe hopes to spark return of chinook with artificial beds
The Nez Perce tribe is taking advantage of overproduction at the Clearwater Hatchery to seed some local streams with spring chinook redds – spawning beds or nests.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Alaska moose huge in every way
The moose commonly seen around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are big, but they’re shadows to the Alaska moose that stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rock stars: Profiles of some of eastern Idaho’s most-skilled rock climbers
Idaho and its neighboring Intermountain West are home to some of the best rock-climbing sites in the world. The state’s tourism website, visitidaho.org, says Idaho is home to more than …
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bill Jennings: A bounty of skiing opportunities
If you’re the type of person who would rather carve snow instead of turkey, you may have plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 23
Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report for Nov. 23.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Game for the table: Experts offer tips for cooking wild critters
The best part of a successful hunt isn’t the antlers – no matter how impressive – that hang on your wall for years to come. It’s the months of delicious, …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Rich Landers: ‘Environmentalists’ eventually forced out of their closets
What would you do if something threatened your favorite mountain? While most people don’t do much more than complain and feel sorry for themselves when facing demise off something so …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Reader photo: Holiday twist to ‘tree skiing’
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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Fire ravages Boggan’s Oasis, iconic Grande Ronde River cafe and pit stop
Boggan’s Oasis, an iconic cafe and fishing staging area on the Grande Ronde at SR 129 near Anatone, Wash., burned to the ground during the night into this morning.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Elk hunter beats long odds to tag six-point bull
Bagging a 6-by-6 point bull elk is a struggle against high odds for anyone in Washington. In the case of Stan Mrzygod, it was essentially a miracle.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Points system bittersweet boost to big-game permit drawing odds
Since 1996, Washington has employed a