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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

Free forest access on Friday

PUBLIC LANDS – Friday is a thrifty time to visit Washington and Oregon national forests that require an access pass for popular recreation sites. In honor of Veterans Day, the Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service will waive the fees at sites that normally…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2011

Channel catfish shows amazing itch to travel

FISHING -- A channel catfish, of all things, has set the record for traveling the longest distance of any fish in Wyoming fish-tagging history. Wyoming Game and Fish Department official say the catfish was tagged in June 2007 just below the Kendrick Diversion Dam on…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2011

Cabela's new store near Stateline, Idaho, was an instant hit. The region also drew other major retail stores.
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Cabela’s profits surge after halting promotion

RETAILING – Outdoor equipment store Cabela’s fiscal third-quarter profit rose 65 percent in the period, propelled by the elimination of an unprofitable store promotion and the strong performance of what the company calls its ”next-generation” stores, according to the McClatchy-Tribune News Services. The Sidney, Neb.-based…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

Whitetail bucks sparring in image from remote motion-activated trail cam. (Chris van Kempen)

When deer are in the mood, hunters are, too

BIG-GAME HUNTNG -- Northeastern Washington's 15-day late whitetail buck hunt opens Saturday, and the deer appear to be rising to the occasion. The pre-rut is on. Local hunters I've contacted are seeing bucks moving with does and in some cases chasing does. See my outdoors…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

Judge orders 6 Idaho forest trails closed to OHVs 

TRAILS -- A federal judge has decided to temporarily close down trail access to off-road vehicles in sections of the Salmon-Challis National Forest pending a review of the forest's travel plan, the Idaho Statesman reports. The order issued Tuesday follows a February ruling that the…

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