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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011


360 degree 3D panorama images are providing a breataking look at Utah's landscape at the website: (Martin van Hemert)

High-tech panorama photos blow your mind

OUTDOOR IMAGES -- If you haven't seen this panorama photo technology, check it out. Click on the photo of an Utah's Double Arch and drag the cursor for seamless panning in any direction. Click here for other 360 Degree Spherical Panoramas In and around Utah.

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Wildlife Commission did lot of listening in Spokane

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Wildlife managers, sportsmen and elected officials all bent the ear of the six panelists who attended the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting at the Spokane Convention Center on Friday and Saturday. The hottest topic was the four-point minimum whitetail buck rule…

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The Sierra Club youth ambassador summer internship involves, among other things, going out with the club's Inner City Outing trips to introduce urban kids to the outdoors. (Sierra Club)

This student internship is outdoors dream job

OUTFIELD -- If you know an outdoors-oriented student looking for a summer job, here's one with perks that caught my attention, including $2,000 worth of top-quality outdoor gear, a $2,500 stipend and expenses-paid backcountry trips in multiple states. The Sierra Club is billing its summer…

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Six candidates named for IFG director

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission just announced the six candidates the panel is considering for director of the Idaho Fish and Game Department. The candidates, who come from inside and outside the agnecy, will be interviewed by the commissioners this month…

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Photographer fined for baiting bighorn

WILDLIFE -- A Montana photographer has been convicted of illegally feeding bighorn sheep near Big Sky Road in order to photograph them with the area's signature mountain -- Lone Peak -- in the background. The state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department says 35-year-old Ryan Molde…

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4-point buck rule on commission's Spokane agenda

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hear public comment on proposals for 2011 big-game hunting seasons when it meets Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center. State officials didn't do sportsmen any favors by booking the meeting downtown at the…

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Boater busts theives online; earns reward

BOATING -- Peter Hunt of Oak Harbor, Wash., didn't go ballistic when he discovered his boat had been targeted by burglars. He went to the Internet, where he found the thieves selling the stolen items taken during a rash of boat burglaries – including his…

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Plan now for the best July in years

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES -- July might be the best month of the year for camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities, and this year's version will deliver even more than usual. July 2011 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays -- a bonanza recreational…

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Sunset over Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay from the Mineral Ridge hiking trail. (Linda Lantzy / Idaho Scenic Images)

Idaho photographer gets farther afield

OUTDOOR IMAGES -- Although her business is called Idaho Scenic Images, Linda Lantzy of Coeur d'Alene isn't tethered to the state. I pointed out recently that her list of Top 12 Photos of 2010 included a shot of the North Cascades, which are tempting even…

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REI offers free class in Avalanche Awareness

WINTER SPORTS -- Jon Dodge of Priest Lake Search & Rescue will teach a free introductory course on Avalanche Awareness Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at REI, 1125 N Monroe. Basics he’ll cover include how to interpret avalanche advisories, gear necessary for travelling in…

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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