Stories tagged: Rich Landers
Wed., April 6, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Landers: Fair chase, not baiting, should be standard for deer, elk
“I feel bad for the kid that goes out with his uncle and gets a buck the first time out hunting over bait. That’s the only way that kid knows …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:23 p.m.
Second chance for orphaned wildlife
There’s no such thing as equal opportunity for orphaned wildlife such as bear cubs and cougar kittens. Most perish quickly in the wild while others are found, putting humans in …
Thu., Sept. 24, 2015, midnight
Bull elk that battled to death feeding the hungry in Idaho
The powerful story of two bull elk fighting to their death for breeding dominance east of Coeur d’Alene has a mostly positive ending, although not for the herd’s gene pool. …
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014, midnight
Landers: Big tiger muskies keep coming for area anglers
A tiger musky officially weighed at 37 pounds, 14 ounces caught in Curlew Lake in Ferry County on July 25 is a state record for the species – pending the …
Thu., April 10, 2014, midnight
Deep drawdown: Lowering water levels test patience and ingenuity of local fishermen
Spokane anglers Jim Kujala and Dave Ross kicked butt on Lake Roosevelt rainbows all winter, catching their five-fish daily limits in as little as 20 minutes occasionally with the help …
Thu., March 27, 2014, midnight
Landers: Record salmon forecast sparks record optimism
Chinook salmon were the topic of boom and gloom last week during the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show. Washington is forecast to be flooded with a record 1.6 million fall …
Thu., March 20, 2014, midnight
Landers column: Too many slaps on wrist and not enough tough punishment for poachers
Pend Oreille County District Court has dinged Charles Isaiah Fraley, 27, of Ione $6,193 for using a rifle to kill a six-point bull elk during the September archery season. A …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, 8:53 p.m.
Landers: Anglers caught in middle of dispute
Rain runoff is clouding the region’s streams this week, but their murkiness isn’t even close to matching the jurisdictional dispute on the waters of Lake Roosevelt. Don and Christine Fisher …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, 8:09 p.m.
Landers: Land Trust hits 15,000 acre milestone
Trust is the operative word in the name of a nonprofit group that’s helping make the region a better place for fish and wildlife and people. “We work with landowners …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 8:20 p.m.
Landers: Shutdown makes lake access confusing
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area boat launches will be reopened within a day after directives come down from Washington, D.C., if Congress ends the shutdown, said Superintendent Dan Foster.
Wed., May 22, 2013, 8:26 p.m.
Landers: A recipe to de-skunk your dog
I’m always prepared for the day my bird dog sniffs the business end of a skunk.
Wed., May 8, 2013, 8:53 p.m.
Landers: Cats are birds’ worst enemy
It’s unfortunate that birds don’t scream when they die; the din might catch our attention. The killing fields are all around us, from the glass windows in the city to …
Sun., April 28, 2013, 1:44 a.m.
Short hikes are cheap outdoor elixir for mind, body, social well-being
Heading out on a trail for a day or even a few hours is one of life’s simplest active pleasures. Craving fresh air, wildflowers, wildlife and healthy exercise? Taking a …
Sun., April 28, 2013, 1:43 a.m.
Day hiking quiz: Take the test
Following are questions touching on subjects of importance to hikers. Answers at end.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 10:20 p.m.
Landers: Tough decisions loom for wolves
How Washington will handle the gray wolves that are moving into the state and expanding at a rapid rate is a work in progress.
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012, 9:10 p.m.
Landers: Unwanted parasites don’t have to ruin a meal
Duck breast on rice is a popular winter meal in the home of many waterfowlers. But “rice breast” is less appetizing. Even the pristine trout in Lake Roosevelt can have …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, 9:38 p.m.
John E. Moore always angling for new experiences
John E. Moore isn’t content to catch a mess of fish out of a few honey holes. The Mount Vernon angler prefers the thrill of discovery, catching a few fish …
Thu., June 7, 2012, midnight
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., Nov. 13, 2011, midnight
Huckleberries: Voters had three questions for candidate
As you may know, seven of seven candidates endorsed by Kootenai County Reagan Republicans in four towns in Kootenai County won last Tuesday, including two of two in Coeur d’Alene. …
Wed., June 29, 2011, 7:58 p.m.
Outdoor plans for holiday depend on lingering snow
Conditions are ripe for heading outdoors during the holiday weekend, but the field is by no means wide open for recreation.
Wed., May 25, 2011, 6:49 p.m.
Grim outlook for camping this weekend
Campers shouldn’t get their hopes too high for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and they can’t set them too low, either.
Wed., April 27, 2011, 8:51 p.m.
Rich Landers: Big-game hunters weigh their odds
It’s the gambling season for Washington big-game hunters.
Wed., March 16, 2011, 5:20 p.m.
Flap leaves huge void in hunter education in Washington
The large-caliber hole punched in the Tri-Cities hunter education program this season is a shot to the comfort zone of the state’s volunteer instructors.
Thu., Feb. 10, 2011, midnight
Sportsmen know news from Olympia will be bleak
Sportsmen, hikers and other outdoor groups are getting the drift that there’s not much happiness to go around at the Washington Legislature this session, and even less money. The upshot …
Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, 7:18 p.m.
Sportsmen know news from Olympia will be bleak
Sportsmen, hikers and other outdoor groups are getting the drift that there’s not much happiness to go around at the Washington Legislature this session, and even less money.
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Boating safety offers ageless tips
A flotilla of Washington boaters is coming of age this year – the age at which they must be certified to operate a power boat.
Wed., Dec. 22, 2010, 6:21 p.m.
Rich Landers: Poachers look for free gifts
Even though it’s the season of giving, there’s no shortage of greedy poachers out there taking more than their share.
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010, midnight
Landers: Barker Bridge deserves better accountability
Something’s stirring around the new Barker Road Bridge, and it’s not just the heavy-metal-laced soil that eroded away by the tons during the construction. Last week’s column pointed out that …
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010, midnight
Landers: Audacious wolves add spice to Inland Northwest life
Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions. To see them or even just to hear their howling can freeze us …
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 7:09 p.m.
Rich Landers: Wolves always hot topic
Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions.