Stories tagged: Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
National Public Lands Day an opportunity to visit state parks for free
On Saturday, National Public Lands Day, a Discover Pass won’t be required to visit state parks.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 6 p.m.
Team Rubicon volunteer veterans help out at Turnbull wildlife refuge
Members of Team Rubicon, an organization of mostly military veterans who deploy to natural disasters around the world, spent part of their day Saturday doing projects on the Turnbull National …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Editorial: Rule of law prevails in Oregon
Malheur occupants tried to take a birthright away from Americans.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
Lindholdt: Kick cows off refuge lands
Taxpayers subsidize cattlemen, many of whom sublease federal lands at a profit.
UPDATED: Sun., July 12, 2015, 8 p.m.
Firefighters battle blaze near Turnbull wildlife refuge
Firefighters plan to work through the night to contain a lightning-caused wildfire that flared up today about 2 miles south of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney.
Fri., March 6, 2015
Turnbull class offers tips on spotting feathered friends
Birds flock to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, especially in the spring and summer. So it’s no surprise that bird-watchers flock there, too.
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015, 6:39 a.m.
Turnbull elk reduction win-win for refuge, hunters
After five years, the once-controversial decision to allow elk hunting on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge appears to be a win-win-win for the refuge, wildlife and hunters. The number of elk …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Out & About: Permits in transition at Mount Spokane
OUTPAY – A Discover Pass is still needed for parking a vehicle in most areas of Mount Spokane State Park, but the requirement soon will transition to a Sno-Park permit. …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Naturalist Nisbet to speak at Turnbull
The Friends of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge will feature local naturalist Jack Nisbet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road. Nisbet will speak about Scottish …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012
Landmarks: Turnbull refuge established in ’37
Within the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge six miles south of Cheney are three natural structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places – the two Upper Kepple …
Thu., July 5, 2012
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to host bat experts
The Friends of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge will have a special illustrated presentation “Bats of the World and the Channeled Scablands” by bat experts and wildlife biologists Sandy Rancourt …
Thu., May 24, 2012
Landers: Elk hunters can find many options near Turnbull
Big-game hunters still have a shot at getting a Washington special permit even though the May 18 deadline for submitting applications has passed. Tickets for raffle permit hunts managed by …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012
Landers: Proposed changes will affect some Master Hunters
The sweet deal some Master Hunters have for tagging elk outside of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge would go sour under changes proposed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
First Turnbull elk hunt a success
By most measures, last year’s first-ever elk hunting season on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge was a success. Hunter success rates generally were high, not only for the 63 hunters who …
Sun., April 3, 2011, 6:53 a.m.
Swan’s long run at Turnbull Refuge ends on high note
An elderly trumpeter swan that could teach sports teams a thing or two about commitment, determination and achievement has ended his long run at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The swan …
Sun., April 3, 2011
Washington key to trumpeter swan comeback
The number of trumpeter swans in Washington has grown in recent years after nearly going extinct. According to Seattle Audubon’s “Bird Web,” fewer than 100 trumpeter swans were alive south …
Thu., Oct. 14, 2010
Turnbull refuge elk hunters revel in exceptional opportunity
A bumper crop is waiting for the 63 lucky hunters who drew tags for the first elk hunting season in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The annual aerial survey conducted by …
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010
Elk hunters get chance at Turnbull
Eastern Washington elk hunters are exploring new terrain this year as Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is allowing special-permit hunting for the first time since the 17,000-acre refuge was established in …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
7 youth permitted for first waterfowl hunt at Turnbull refuge
Seven young hunters have drawn permits to get the first shot at waterfowl in the 73-year history of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Their season is Sept. 25-26.
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
First flight made by Solo’s brood at Turnbull
Five trumpeter swan cygnets that hatched at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this spring put their wings to the test this week and lifted their ample bodies off the water for …
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010
Out & About: Youth get shot at Turnbull ducks
Youngsters have one more week to apply for a two-day youth waterfowl hunt scheduled at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this fall.
Sun., April 25, 2010
Field reports: First elk hunt set at Turnbull
HUNTING – For the first time, big-game hunting is scheduled to occur on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this fall. Hunters can apply for one bull elk permit and 48 antlerless …
Wed., March 31, 2010
Birds staking claims on prime Turnbull territory
At the edge of Winslow Pond, Mike Rule identified bird chatter rising from one of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge’s many wetlands. A female mallard quacked garrulously, while red-winged blackbirds vocalized …
Mon., Aug. 11, 2008
Refuge is for the birds, moose …
Charmaine Gural should have a bumper sticker that reads: “Brakes for snakes.” On a morning drive inside Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Cheney, she carefully stopped, got out of …
Thu., April 4, 2002, 1:03 a.m.
For this male trumpeter swan, it’s truly a Solo act
Solo, the iconic trumpeter swan at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, was named by Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers in this column about the swan, then a widower, on April 4, …