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  • Landers: Turkey hunter sometimes eats crow

    I had a rafter of wild turkeys scoped out late Tuesday afternoon just 12 hours before the opening of the spring gobbler hunting season. The situation was right out of …


  • Let urban turkeys know who’s boss

    Today is Thanksgiving Day, so I hope everyone is getting ready for a good meal and time with family and friends. For me Thanksgiving doesn’t seem to have the same …


  • Not everyone giving thanks for turkeys in Spokane

    It seems that a turkey invasion is underway, with groups of them frequenting the South Hill, Spokane Valley and the North Side. Several flocks of the birds – technically known …


  • Eye on Boise: Idaho missing out on online sales tax

    BOISE – Idaho’s state Tax Commission has a message for all those holiday shoppers making their purchases online: You still owe Idaho tax. If the online retailer doesn’t charge the …


  • Fall seasons give hunters one last shot at wild turkey dinner

    Hunters bent on having an ultratraditional feast still have time – and a season – to bag a wild turkey for Thanksgiving. General turkey seasons re-opened this week in Washington …


  • Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

    Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up. De-skunking recipe: Last week’s column on the simple, time-proven recipe for removing the …


  • Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

    Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up.


  • Clark: Gutsy gang of gobblers gets his goat

    Of course I knew Spokane had a gang problem. But you never take things like that seriously until the birdbrains show up at your doorstep.


  • Out & About: Time to talk turkey

    OUTHUNT – Toms are gobbling and hunters are talking turkey around the region as the wild-turkey mating season blooms. Turkey hunting kicks off with youth-only seasons for hunters under 16 …


  • Average Joe offers tips on bagging gobbler

    Even though wild turkeys parade down some Spokane streets and poop on the decks of suburban homes, a spring gobbler is a wily and thrilling challenge to hunt. I don’t …


  • 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 …


  • Outdoor Writing Contest winner: Frozen Turkey

    I clearly remember that bone-chilling Saturday morning in the blind. The heat of a long hike made me welcome the cold at first, but within 5 minutes, I felt as …


  • Family’s holiday feast includes birds bagged by father, son

    Marc Divens gently nudged his drowsing son, 13-year-old Adam, as the eastern sky lightened. “The turkeys are awake,” he said. “Hear them?”


  • Landers: Turkeys can’t take full blame for grouse decline

    Grouse hunters peg the blame on non-native wild turkeys. While turkeys have boomed in recent decades, native forest grouse have declined. That’s proof enough for some hunters.


  • Hunters need repertoire for calling turkeys

    With the general spring gobbler hunting season opening Friday in Washington and Idaho, here are some timely tips on talking turkey from Matt Van Cise of Pennsylvania, a 2008 National …


  • Hunters, natural predators no match for real turkeys

    It was a turkey showdown in Nils Rosdahl’s pasture Wednesday morning. Tail feathers unfurled, a male strutted toward a group of females. As he neared the hens, two other toms …


  • Liberal fall hunting seasons try to keep turkeys in check

    The cold wet spring that raised havoc with the Inland Northwest pheasant hatch hasn’t dampened the outlook for hunting the region’s largest game birds. “I’m not sure what you could …


  • Fall turkey outlook good

    “I’m not sure what you could do to put a damper on wild turkeys,” said Dana Base, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist in Colville. “The rain and cold weather …


  • Turkey hunts have drawn a crowd

    Either this has been my best wild turkey hunting season, or it’s been a bust. I went into the season on a note higher than a hot hen’s yelp. A …


  • Wild turkeys stand out as weather survivors

    Wild turkeys are the comeback champions in the Inland Northwest. While two tough winters and springs previous to this year hammered the region’s popular hunting species – including deer, elk, …


  • New fall turkey season

    Northeastern Washington has a new late-fall general season for wild turkeys. Hunters who harvested two Eastern Washington birds in the spring season can still participate in the fall season. Read …


  • Heat bares ice at Mount Rainier

    CLIMBING – An unusually early-summer snowmelt created hazards on the Muir Snowfield at Mount Rainier starting in August. Exposed bare glacier ice and crevasses have complicated travel on this route …


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