Stories tagged: pheasants
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Farm Bill could help stem decline in pheasant numbers
The bad news for Minnesota pheasant hunters came down this month. The pheasant population index, based on August roadside surveys, was down 26 percent from last year. And last year …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Youth bird hunting seasons, clinics give novices first shot
Getting off on the right foot in the sport of hunting is a little easier for youths and novices who take advantage of events, classes and mentored hunts starting this …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Dennis Anderson: Severe, prolonged drought threatens pheasant chicks in Dakotas
Curt Korzan didn’t think he would spend his summer hauling water. But that’s what Korzan, owner with his wife, Lorie, and adult sons of a pheasant hunting lodge near Kimball, …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Garfield County dump eyed for pheasant farm to seed fields
A wind-swept spot not far from here that once served as Garfield County’s dump could soon teem with pheasants and other upland game birds.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Wild, Scenic Film Festival highlights rivers, environment
CONSERVATION – Breathtaking landscapes will dominate the picture this week at the third annual Spokane screening of environmental films that feature nature’s beauty, cutting edge environmental issues, humor and more. …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
CRP benefits to wildlife backed by agency
State wildlife managers are working to help farmers sign up for a federal Farm Bill program that’s been dramatically successful in providing wildlife habitat since signed into law by President …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Trying to bring pheasants back to the Palouse
A small but diverse crowd devoted last Saturday morning to catching, cuddling and banding 7-week-old juvenile rooster pheasants behind Jim and Barbara Hagedorn’s house in Viola, Idaho. Ranging in ages …
Thu., May 7, 2015
In brief: Controlled fires cease in Upper Coeur d’Alene River area
Controlled burning that started earlier this week should be finishing today, relieving any impacts to hikers and anglers in the Upper Coeur d’Alene River area. Firefighters from the Idaho Panhandle …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Landers: Pen-raised pheasant numbers moot without habitat funding
Some upland bird hunters like their pheasants wild. Others don’t care where the rock-star game birds originate as long as they’re in the field and ready to fly when the …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
Tough times for upland birds
Two decades of change have been at work on the landscape of Eastern Washington and upland bird populations – especially pheasants – are the losers. Big farms grow crops to …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Landers: National parks reopen; pheasant season coming
Here’s the scoop on two momentous events capturing a lot of attention today: • A deal that ended the federal government shutdown Wednesday night is reopening national wildlife refuges and …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Landers: ‘Hunting by Reservation’ program hits cyber barrier
A new method of gaining public hunting access to private land in Washington is staggering onto the scene this fall. About 30,000 East Side acres have been enrolled in the …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012
Out & About: Kid in driver’s seat for last youth hunt
OUTGOING – Daniel Kuhta, 15 (pictured above), ended his career of participating in youth upland bird hunting seasons last Sunday with a limit of pheasants at the Fishtrap Lake area. …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012
Landers: Geezer hunting seasons get real old in a hurry
I’ve always looked up to senior hunters, even before I began aging precariously close to their ranks. But tell me: At what age does a sportsman deserve a special Geezer …
Thu., June 7, 2012
Landers: Weather attacks vulnerable chicks
We have a lot to cover today, fishing instruction for adults, Turnbull elk hunting and the Sprague Lake Trout Derby. But first, let’s bow heads in a moment of silence …
Sun., April 1, 2012, 6:20 a.m.
Out & About: Chapman Lake may not reopen
OUTCRY – Chapman Lake, a popular trout, kokanee and spiny ray fishing lake south of Cheney, may not reopen for public access this season. The family-operated Chapman Lake Resort did …
Sun., March 11, 2012
Out & About: Irondogging the Iditarod Trail
OUTMUSHINE – Snowmobiler Bob Jones of Kettle Falls started following the Iditarod Sled Dog Race near Anchorage on March 3 in mild 25 degree temperatures, but he soon got a …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2011, 7:01 a.m.
Outdoor Writing Contest finalist: Pecking Order
My family has a knack for acquiring unexpected pets. The parakeets were the first. We were just babysitting the two birds for a couple days, but the owner did not …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2011
Hunting and fishing
Fly fishing With the cooling water, dry fly fishing is just about over on Idaho and Montana rivers.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2011
Landers: Pheasant hunters must adjust to steel shot
This year’s ban on using lead shot at Eastern Washington pheasant-release sites has snapped a few upland-bird hunters to attention. Waterfowl hunters have been required to use nontoxic shot for …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2011
Research aims to fine-tune vast CRP lands to boost pheasants
Joey McCanna is working to make CRP more friendly to pheasants. In particular, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department upland game bird specialist is seeking ways to make the vast …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011
Landers: Nontoxic shot required at East Side pheasant sites
Pheasants aren’t the only ones that will have to get the lead out Saturday when Washington’s special youth upland bird hunting seasons opens. Hunters under 16 looking for action at …
Sun., May 1, 2011
Out & About: Photos now verify two wolverines
OUTCRITTERS – First there were tracks. Now there are photos.
Sun., Oct. 24, 2010
Pheasants fit fine in America
The ring-necked pheasant is an import that’s become as American as apple pie. The bird is prized by birdwatchers, landowners and especially by hunters who have built traditions and industries …
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010
Grim pheasant news
An early June greeted by prolonged rain and cool weather appears to have dampened the hopes of pheasant hunters in Washington’s far-Eastern counties for the second consecutive year. But partridge …
Thu., Sept. 17, 2009
Birds poised for comeback
Upland bird hunters have reason for hope this year. Coming off one of the worst pheasant, quail and partridge years in memory, production appears to be up from Southern Idaho …