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  • Out & About: Sportsmen required to report hunting activity

    OUTFILE – Fines and incentives have boosted hunter compliance with mandatory reporting programs to help states manage game populations. The requirement – managed differently in Idaho, Washington and Oregon – …


  • Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to Inland Northwest

    Adventure, humor, environmental awareness and awe, plus the always-anticipated dose of pucker factor, are coming to Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The 39th …


  • Emphasizing access

    The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is reviving a paddling event of fun and competition to help refocus community attention on the importance of recreational access to the Spokane River. …


  • Canoeing the Boundary Waters

    I was in my early 20s when my buddy and I launched our canoe into Seagull Lake off Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail – my first trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe …


  • New Roskelley guidebook reveals charms of Columbia River

    Internationally recognized mountaineer John Roskelley of Spokane came down to sea level for his latest adventure, compiling 1,200 miles of sea kayaking on the mighty Columbia into a guidebook for …


  • Glacier high road to open

    Postponed by a late storm and flooding, the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is expected to be open to vehicle travel by this weekend, allowing access to Logan …


  • Out & About

    OUTSTANDING – Spokane sportsmen lost one of their most enduring worker bees with the recent death of Mike Coyle. For decades he led efforts to put a smiling face and …


  • Loss of functional Royalex puts canoe industry in flux

    Lynn McAdams remembers his first crisis in canoe-making, back when he sold the boats on the banks of the Clark Fork River in Missoula. “I got rid of everything I …


  • Spokanites shine in 444-mile Yukon River Quest

    Registration recently opened for the 2014 Yukon River Quest to be held June 25-29. Buoyed by this year’s top-level performance, a few Spokane paddlers with a high threshold for pain …


  • Field reports: Canoeists reach Source of Columbia

    PADDLING – The “ Sea to the Source” canoe expedition that left Astoria, Ore., on Aug. 2 in hand-made crafts reached the end of its voyage Monday at Canal Flats, …


  • Spokane area cornucopia of outdoor access

    I was an outsider in the best sense of the word when I moved to Spokane 36 years ago. I enjoyed hiking and biking, hunting and fishing, skiing and paddling …


  • Landers: River access should be natural part of project

    The Spokane River shouldn’t have to speak up for itself. Like a hero who saves the day before 500,000 onlookers, the river ought to naturally have our attention and appreciation.


  • Landers: River access should be natural part of project

    The Spokane River shouldn’t have to speak up for itself. Like a hero who saves the day before 500,000 onlookers, the river ought to naturally have our attention and appreciation.


  • Paddlers want river access at Convention Center

    Apparently no kayakers or rafters were allowed into the main flow of planning for the Spokane Convention Center expansion project. Paddling access to the Spokane River is doubtful under project …


  • Film festival boosts Idaho wilderness

    A group that invests money and muscle into improving iconic Idaho wilderness areas is bringing the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Spokane this week. The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is presenting …


  • Boundary Dam relicensing will boost recreation

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week approved a new 42-year license for Boundary Dam on the Pend Oreille River north of Metaline Falls. Built in 1967, Boundary is the …


  • 2012: A review of the year Outdoors

    The spotlight was on predators in 2012, and so were the nets, traps and crosshairs in many cases throughout the Inland Northwest. The Spokane Tribe sparked one debate on predator …


  • Recreation supervisor Aho gave Spokane years of service

    The founder of the city’s outdoor recreation program is heading down the trail, leaving a warehouse full of bikes, kayaks, skis, snowshoes and camping gear he built up during 32 …


  • High School outdoor writing contest deadline Nov. 15

    It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring a …


  • Drawdown of Priest Lake begins Oct. 8

    The drawdown of Priest Lake to its winter level will begin Oct. 8.


  • Whitewater, canyons, wildlife on Oregon’s Grande Ronde River

    A bald eagle, with its classic white head and tail, cruised effortlessly through a hallway of evergreens along the river, immediately catching the attention of rafters at camp during a …


  • Cheap trips promote knowledge of river

    Spokane’s Meet Me at the River summer trip program is gearing up for the fifth year, offering the public a convenient opportunity to connect with the entire length of the …


  • Preserving Spokane River is group effort

    The Spokane River is a standout in the vast experience of Peter Grubb, who founded ROW Adventures 33 years ago. That’s a story in itself, considering Grubb’s been guiding rafters …


  • Out & About: Group working to translate fishing rules into Russian

    OUTDO – A group of anglers is trying to get Spokane River anglers speaking the same language on fishing restrictions to protect struggling native redband trout. The group has worked …


  • Kayakers were ill prepared

    A kayaking group apparently was ill prepared for the lethal combination of near-freezing temperatures, cold water and high winds that took the life of a Gonzaga University honors student April …


  • Paddling, biking, fishing in Alaska has couple wanting more

    Time is the issue that keeps most outdoor vacations from blooming into full-fledged adventures, especially in Alaska. How could any vacationer from Spokane do justice to a place that large?


  • Frigid waters pose springtime risk

    Water in area rivers and lakes may look tempting during warmer weather forecast for the weekend, but experts say rivers and lakes remain deadly cold. Air temperatures will soar into …


  • Spokane doctor, expert hiker, dies in fall

    Dr. Richard Byrd, a Spokane pulmonary specialist and globetrotting adventurer, died last Tuesday after suffering a blow to the head in a fall while on the coast of Cuba. Byrd, …


  • Tips for safe canoe hunts

    The canoe is a time tested, inexpensive and efficient way to hunt waterfowl on certain waters, ranging from the Clark Fork River in Montana and Idaho to the Winchester and …


  • White Salmon River not ready for floaters

    The lower White Salmon River is laced with woody debris that “look like shish kebabs facing upstream ready to spear you,” said the rafting guide who recently made the first …

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