Stories tagged: outdoors
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 12:41 P.M.
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho
Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:54 A.M.
Mount Rainier National Park weighs cellular service proposals at Mount Rainier
Two cellphone carriers have applied for permits to install telecommunications equipment on the main visitor building at Mount Rainier National Park.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 8:22 A.M.
Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions
Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 4:12 A.M.
Elite hiker addresses trials encountered on trails
Jeff Garmire of Vancouver, Washington, hiked America’s three iconic long-distance routes – the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails – this year.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 3:45 A.M.
Lezyne Pressure Drive gets bikers pumped up
Air in the tires keeps you rolling down the road. But how it gets there, and how fast you can fix a flat, is a key concern for riders on …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 7:38 P.M.
Wealthy hunter gets ‘Bullwinkle’ elk poaching postponed again
The trial involving the
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 6:19 P.M.
Out & About: Bald eagles gather at Lake CdA
OUTSOAR –The annual congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene has begun as the big birds home in on the feast of spawning kokanee in the North Idaho lake. …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor to open lifts Friday
Skiing season in Oregon is set to begin Friday as Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor are both expected to open.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:34 A.M.
Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands are focus of monumental debate
Everybody with a vested interest in the Owyhee Canyonlands feels the same about the land: It’s beautiful. It’s spiritual. It’s a special place that deserves our respect. Their disagreement stems …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:32 A.M.
State adopts no tolerance policy for feral pigs
Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 4:22 A.M.
Whitefish Mountain Resort a hidden ski gem close to the Inland Northwest
You might not know it, but one of North America’s best-loved ski areas sits within easy driving distance of the Inland Northwest.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7:39 P.M.
Patagonia donating Black Friday sales to environmental causes
Patagonia shops and the outdoor clothing company’s
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …