Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, March 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 43° Cloudy

Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011







Sid Marty is a leading Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and author. (Courtesy photo)

Big week for outdoor-related programs, meetings

OUTDO -- It's a big week of mostly free activities in Spokane, including nature photographer Art Wolfe, Canadian singer-songwriter conservationist Sid Marty, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, whitewater rafting vendors, youth hunting clinic, snowshoing tours and more. Check them out here.

Continue reading this post »



Fish and Wildlife cops have another busy week

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT – Snowmobilers and ATVers who are not good at reading signs continue to exercise the ticket-writing hands of Washington Fish and Wildlife police officers. Three wildlife officers joined with a Colville National Forest officer last week to follow up on a tip that...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011


Hanford Reach steelheading slow in February

FISHING -- Here’s the February steelhead fishing recap for the Hanford Reach of the Columbia just filed by Paul Hoffarth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist in the Tri-Cities: Lower Reach (Hwy 395 to old Hanford town site): An estimated 174 steelhead were...

Continue reading this post »


Art Wolfe is a nature and wildlife photographer and host for the PBS series "Travels to the Edge." (Jay Goodrich / Courtesy photo)

Art Wolfe to present slideshow at Whitworth

NATURE/TRAVEL -- Wildlife photographer and Public TV “Travels to the Edge” host Art Wolfe will give a lecture and slide show Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Whitworth University’s Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre. Wolfe, 59, is one of the best globetrotting nature imagers in the world....

Continue reading this post »


Non-resident hunting fees increase in Montana

HUNTING -- Out-of-staters will pay more for Montana big-game combination licenses in 2011. State voters approved a November initiative that moved 7,800 outfitter-sponsored big-game and deer combination licenses to the general nonresident license category, they also increased the associated license fees. The fee increases include:...

Continue reading this post »




The frazzled Olive Willy fly pattern, right, earned this trophy for Bill Lundin after catching 15 trout in the Spokane Fly Fishers’ One-Fly fishing contest at Badger Lake on May 9.  (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Fly pattern raffle boosts conservation

FLY FISHING – The Spokane Fly Fishers annual fly pattern raffle to support fisheries conservation projects is March 9, 6:30 p.m., at St. Francis School Auditorium, 1104 W. Heroy. Members and public alike can by chances on locally tested and tied patterns as well as...

Continue reading this post »

SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

BLM to rein in wild horse management

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to scale back costly roundups of wild horses. In a news release issued Thursday, BLM officials said they will reduce the number of wild horses removed from the range by about one-quarter — to 7,600...

Continue reading this post »



Free skier abandons snow, hits the surf

SKIING -- If the bitter cold is turning you off to hitting the slopes in the Inland Northwest this week, maybe you should consider the possibilities of skiing Hawaii -- in the surf! Check out big-time freeskier Chuck Patterson's switch from the steep and deep...

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

The Spokesman-Review Prussick Peak looms behind Deb Hansen and Rick Diffley, who secured permits with other Spokane Mountaineers well in advance of their trip to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Enchantments reservations go online Monday

BACKPACKING -- Reservations for overnight permits to camp in the Enchantment Lakes Basin will be available only online beginning this year, starting Monday. A popular destination in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, camping in the Enchantments from June 15-Oct. 15 is limited, and permits are picked...

Continue reading this post »


Eagles terrorize Sprague Lake coots

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The winter ice cap was almost gone from Sprague Lake a few days ago, but this week's cold snap has reversed the trend -- and that's bad news for the coots that had taken up residence in the open waters. Here's the...

Continue reading this post »


FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

Wolf poaching in Methow confirmed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials this week confirmed the killing of an adult male gray wolf, shot in Eastern Washington more than a year ago and dumped in eastern Skagit County. Investigators believe the wolf was shot somewhere east of Rainy...

Continue reading this post »



Outdoors blog

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




Go to the full Outdoors page

Blog Archives

Dec. 2011 Nov. 2011 Oct. 2011 Sept. 2011
Aug. 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011
April 2011 March 2011 Feb. 2011 Jan. 2011