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  • Hunters get final shot at Washington rule proposals

    The public has until Tuesday to comment on 2015-2017 Washington hunting rule proposals such as increasing moose permits and restricting the use of bait in deer and elk hunting. The …


  • Landers: Huge whitetail tested bowhunter’s mettle

    A model sportsman is distinguished on the odd day when something goes wrong and he must make it right. The Internet was buzzing in whitetail circles last week as a …


  • Landers: Internet abuzz over huge whitetail

    A model sportsman is distinguished on the odd day when something goes wrong and he must make it right. The Internet was buzzing in whitetail circles last week as a …


  • Technology, volunteers boost northeastern Washington whitetail study

    An ambitious research project is under way to shed light on the mysterious movements of white-tailed deer through the thick cover of northeastern Washington. The study area in Stevens, Pend …


  • Ups and downs for Eastern Washington elk hunters

    Northeastern Washington has gained stature among elk hunters in recent years, with the 2011 elk harvest exceeding the general season take in the fabled Blue Mountains. But that’s likely to …


  • Idaho sees gain in yearling bucks

    Deer hunters should find improved hunting for mule deer in their Idaho strongholds this year, but the pendulum is swing- ing in favor of whitetails. The 2011 harvest of white-tailed …


  • Details dictate hunts for East Side deer

    Eastern Washington hunters should find decent numbers of deer in the fields and forests this fall, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. However, pay attention to the …


  • In brief: Disabled hunters sign up for access

    ACCESS – Qualified applicants have until Sunday to sign up in a drawing for special access to hunting areas through the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District’s Hunters with Disabilities Program. …


  • Cast and blast: Hunters shouldn’t spare the fishing rod

    Diversified sportsmen can be conflicted during fall hunting season, since it’s also one of the best times for fishing. Tuna are migrating past the Washington Coast. Salmon are streaming into …


  • Fires char BLM areas, Joseph Creek

    Wild fires have blackened the prospects for hunting this season in specific areas of Washington and Idaho. Weeks of rainless hot weather in August and September forced state and federal …


  • Separating deer hunting myths, facts

    Deer hunters can lighten their load as they head out to the field this week by dumping some common assumptions and myths. Among them: Myth – A well-placed heart and/or …


  • Landers: Hunters see signs that rut is on the way

    The signals have been showing up in the woods. Hunters are taking note: White-tailed deer have been gearing up for the annual breeding frenzy known as the rut. Northeastern Washington’s …


  • New rule restricts points

    Deer hunters in one of Washington’s top white-tailed deer areas will be restricted to shooting whitetail bucks with four or more points on one side of their antlers. The antler …


  • Idaho whitetails resilient

    First, the good news: White-tailed deer hunting should be good in Idaho this fall. The herds have taken some hits in recent years from hard winters, but they’ve repeatedly proven …


  • Science project yields new data

    Riverside High School senior Erik Kemp wondered if baiting deer would change the animal’s behavior – a concern he’d heard from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. But no …


  • Deer hunters in best kind of rut to be in

    Hunters have much to be thankful for, especially if they were able to be out whitetail hunting during the past week. I’ve been following the progression of the rut throughout …


  • Deer may not be behind every bush

    Deer tend to be struggling in many areas in the north and south of far-Eastern Washington from a variety of issues including a tough winter two years ago that hammered …

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