Stories tagged: outdoors
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Lookout Pass, 49 Degrees North opening Friday
Lookout Pass led the pack of the region’s resorts to open lifts for the season last weekend providing good snow for the opener; 49 Degrees North will join Lookout in …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
In brief: Oregon wildlife biologists testing deer, elk for fatal disease
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Clearwater steelhead project seeks public donations
Steelhead enthusiasts have until Sunday to donate and boost a juvenile steelhead research project on tributaries to the Clearwater River.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Reader photo: Rams crazy over ewe
Bighorn rams of the Vulcan Mountain herd in Ferry County, Washington, are very interested in ewes during the first week of November as the rut, a term for the mating …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 9
Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report for Nov. 9
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Breaking birding record only beginning for Oregon man
On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats
The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Field reports: Waterfowling boats shouldn’t be overloaded
Exceeding a boat’s weight capacity is one of several oversights that has resulted in hunting accidents over the years, said Phil Cooper, Idaho Fish and Game Department educator in Coeur …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
REI unveils new program to sell returned, inspected, approved gear
Finding quality outdoor gear at a price that won’t cause shock seems nearly impossible nowadays. Advancements in durability, weight reduction, and tech invariably push retail costs higher.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: 40, and other seasons to try to resist
It seems rather silly to me that we all exclaim with the same shock and wonder each year when the leaves come tumbling down. “Can you believe it’s fall already?”
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
La Niña conditions could bring a bountiful skiing, riding season
Chances are you will wake up to about an inch of snow on the lawn Saturday morning. Mount Spokane could have as much as a foot or more by then. …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Matt Liere: Cake for breakfast, and a birthday present of shared experiences
My father celebrated another birthday this past week in typical Liere fashion – with little fanfare and a lot of cake. And candy corn. For breakfast.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Long Beach Peninsula offers get-away options for anyone
The Long Beach Peninsula is full of outdoorsy surprises.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Accidents shed light on tree stand safety
Every fall, it seems, hunters make news for all the wrong reasons after falling out of tree stands in accidents that could have been prevented.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey dies at 94
Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, who wrote dozens of books and is credited with notching more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, has died. He was 94.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Commission adds 1,300 acres of wildlife land east of Cascades
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the purchase of approximately 1,300 acres of land to protect wildlife habitat and support outdoor recreation east of the Cascade crest at a …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Reader photo: That’s close enough
Carlene Hardt and her husband were walking with their two dogs at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 1 when they spotted a porcupine on the gravel path by Headquarters …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 2
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting reports for Nov. 2
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Angler catches, releases pending Montana record bass
It could be a state record smallmouth bass, but Mike Dominick let it go. “I’ve never seen a smallmouth that fat,” he said. “Not in my hands.”
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:53 a.m.
Out & About: Wildlife watching, fishing participation increases in U.S.
Wildlife watching, especially around the home, and fishing have gained popularity in recent years while participation in hunting has declined slightly, according to a report released last month.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
TV host Hazen Audel will present ‘Survive the Wild’ at Fox Theater
Most people will need a few Google searches to peg where Hazen Audel has survived the elements in 2017.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
Field reports: Idaho angling survey opens online
An online survey about fishing in Idaho will open Monday on the Idaho Fish and Game website.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Hyban offers affordable helmet at fair price
My quest for passable aesthetics continues in the category of the bike helmet. This month I put a new hard hat to the test.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Alan Liere: A love/hate affair with deer hunting
Of all the outdoor activities I enjoy, hunting deer is the most perplexing. Sometimes I don’t even know if I like it.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Preseason workouts more functional than aesthetic
Soon you will be returning to an activity that your body currently isn’t accustomed to performing. It’s time for a strength and conditioning program specific to skiing and snowboarding. To …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Meet Glacier National Park’s first female packer
Jill Michalak bucks convention at Glacier, where she is first female packer in the program’s history
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
In brief: Snowmobilers lose suit over wilderness recommendations
A federal judge last week upheld protections for some of the last roadless areas of the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Flames wane but wildfire hazards remain for hikers, hunters
While the flames have been doused in most areas, Northwest wildfires continue to impact mountain access for hikers and hunters.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Weekend weather: Sunny and seasonal for your outdoor recreational activities
For the next several days – through the weekend, at least – the greater Spokane area will see sunny skies and moderate temperatures suited for any and all outdoor activities.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Reader photo: Still bullish in October
Spokane photographer John Latta nails the light and the moment as this bull elk moves with its harem of cows earlier this month during the tail end of the rut …