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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011



FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2011

Carl Kjellstrand of Walla Walla calls his son with details of his successful morning whitetail hunt. The former Spokane resident was hunting with Outdoors editor Rich Landers in Montana.   (Rich Landers)

Returning home with loaded pickup 

HUNTING -- I'm on the road, returning from the annual cast and blast trip to Montana -- perfectly timed to avoid the Spokane Public Radio pledge drive. The pickup is loaded with a whitetail, a pronghorn, pheasants, Huns, sharpies, and a dog-tired dog. Fishing waders…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011


TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011

In this Feb. 3, 2005 file photo, Jon Crandall of Coram, Mont., paddles his canoe across Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Mont. Scientists said Wednesday, April 7, 2010 that Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt  (Associated Press)

National parks to offer 17 `free' days in 2012

PUBLIC LANDS -- For the third consecutive year, visitors will enjoy free admission to national parks on 17 days in 2012, the Department of Interior has announced. Some of those freebies include three-day holiday weekends and even a week-long celebration of National Parks Week. National…

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Bike glove turn-signal invented for cyclists

CYCLING -- An Oregon man is using the latest LED technology to develop a turn signal glove to give bicyclists, and those behind them, a safer and more visible way to turn, especially in low-light situations. Jack O'Neal, an Afghanistan war veteranmechanical engineering at Portland…

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2011


FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2011




Chanterelle mushrooms bring back fond memories.
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Great conditions for fall mushrooming

FORAGING– Mushroom foraging conditions have been near perfect with the recent rainfall followed by cooler temperatures and sunny days, according to the Seattle Times "Shroomers are flocking to forests in search of Japanese matsutake (Armillaria ponderosa), known for their unique smell and excellent table fare,"…

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Mike Rule, wildlife biologist, shows how elk have been eating all the aspen shoots on Turnbull Naitonal Wildlife Refuge except those in the fenced enclosure behind him. Russell Frobe of the Friends of Turnbull is at right. Photo by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review  Photo by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

National Parks take heat over reducing elk numbers

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- An annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and a volunteer-based "elk reduction" project in western North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park got underway this month amid public criticism, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. The issue is developing across…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011





Help needed for Gibraltar Trail construction

TRAILS -- Mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians are gathering in November for another blitz to build an epic trail east of Republic, Wash., -- and they can use more help. "Last October, over a dozen volunteers from Conservation Northwest, Spokane Mountaineers, Washington Trails Association and…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011


A fork-horn mule deer buck -- to small to be legal game for hunters in most of Eastern Washington. (Adam Lynn)

Luckless deer hunter counts his blessings

HUNTING -- Former Spokanite Adam Lynn returns from the West Side every fall to hunt with friends on the opening weekend of Washington's modern rifle deer hunting season. He routinely shows up everyone in his group with his uncanny instinct for where the game will…

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