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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

Elk study begins in western Montana

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Forty-four cow elk in western Montana's Ravalli County have been equipped with GPS collars as part of an elk population study expected to last through 2013. Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana attached the collars earlier…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2011

SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum raises his arm in determination Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, as his fish are weighed and he moves from 11th place to fourth place after the second day of the three-day Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans. (Gary Tramontina / B.A.S.S.)

Palaniuk was in a fog with top Bassmaster

PRO FISHING -- Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum told the Bassmaster Classic weigh-in crowd in New Orleans tonight that he was fishing this morning in thick a fog and could hear other anglers casting nearby, but he couldn’t see who was around him. Suddenly he realized…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

Fish and Wildlife Commission takes stand on merger bill

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission issued a statement today voicing its opposition to a provision of bill being considered in the Washington Legislature that would reduce the commission’s authority. During a conference call, commissioners unanimously approved a statement objecting to the provision…

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Dworshak flows into Clearwater River to be reduced

FISHING -- Water discharge from Dworshak Dam near Orofino, Idaho, will temporarily decrease starting Saturday, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials announced this afternoon. Discharge flow through the powerhouse will be decreased from approximately 11,000 cubic feet per second to 6,200 cfs on Saturday…

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Fly fishers Taylor Kirkpatrick and Hardwick Caldwell shun helicopters and guides and to reach brown trout waters in the outback of New Zealand's South Island in "The Waters of Greenstone," one of the featured films in the  2011 Fly Fishing Film Tour. (Courtesy photo)

Let's get it straight about fishing

OUTDOOR WISDOM -- After attending last night's Fly Fishing Film Tour at the Bing -- a thoroughly entertaining evening of film that overshadowed the unpolished ramblings of the tour hosts -- I left knowing one thing for sure: The most common misconception about fishing is…

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Tuesday is furlough day for state employees

STATE GOVERNMENT -- Plan ahead today if you need something from a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department office -- or most other state government offices. Monday is the Presidents Day holiday and Tuesday is another furlough day for most Washington state employees. This will be…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

Mt. Spokane ski area expansion clears hurdle

STATE PARKS -- The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today OKed environmental considerations in the conceptual expansion proposals for expanding Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park. According to a press release just posted, the commission "issued a Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance under the State…

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Cattlemen sue feds over region's wolves

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A Washington state cattle group is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force the agency to review federal protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. Attorneys for the Washington Cattlemen’s Association say the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S.…

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