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  • Guide your duck-hunting future with lessons from Paul’s Pond

    Paul Sullivan, who founded Burbank Guide Service in 1977, has used his former career to hone his waterfowling methods to a science. “I’m an aeronautical engineer,” he said. “I pay …


  • Region’s waterfowl hunters gearing up for record year

    Prospects are ducky for waterfowlers across North America this season. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service preliminary report on North American breeding ducks estimates a record population of 48.6 million, …


  • Idaho delays opening of duck season

    While duck and goose populations are in good shape for Inland Northwest hunters this season, Idaho Panhandle waterfowlers will have to wait an extra week for opening day. Both the …


  • Landers: Hunting rule proposals undergo changes

    With less than three weeks before their presentation to the Fish and Wildlife Commission, Washington wildlife managers are still scrambling with late changes to proposals for 2012-2014 hunting regulations. Details …


  • Idaho continues debate on allowing guided hunting for waterfowl, turkeys

    Idaho officials have wrestled for years with proposals that would allow guided hunting for waterfowl and turkeys. In 1988, the interested parties – including the Idaho Department of Fish and …


  • Landers: Some hunters drawing bead on Wash. proposals

    Two hunting- related rule proposals being considered by Washington Fish and Wildlife managers have sportsmen squawking like a flock of ravens swarming a carcass. As The Spokesman-Review reported last week, …


  • Waterfowling’s   big flap: electronic decoys

    If it looks like a duck, acts like a duck and flaps its wings like a duck, conventional wisdom dictates that it is, in fact, a duck. But not always.


  • Guide makes case for electronic decoys

    If electronic waterfowl decoys are legal in 47 states, why not Washington? Virtually all waterfowl hunters and managers agree that adding motion to decoys improves their effectiveness in luring ducks …


  • 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 …


  • Landers: Results of outdoors surveys revealed

    While an aerial survey has just detailed where northern ducks are congregating in the Columbia Basin, wildlife managers in Olympia are using a different type of survey to help guide …


  • Duck hunt goes foul when teen shot in duck blind

    Justin Kevan thanks his buddies, God, cellphones and a whole bunch of medical people for not losing his right arm in a duck hunting accident last season. The Kennewick High …


  • 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 …


  • Focus on kids

    A lot of “educating” can be done during the special youth upland bird and waterfowl seasons in Idaho and Washington. Since only youths under the age of 16 can shoot …

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