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Outdoors blog archive for April 1, 2011


This tick is five times normal size, engorged with blood after dining.Spokane Regional Health District (Spokane Regional Health District / The Spokesman-Review)

Creepy warning for the outdoor weekender

GETTING OUT -- Several Facebook friends have confirmed what I've already experienced: Tick season has begun. I don't mind looking like a dork when I hike, so I don't hesitate to tuck my pant legs into my socks this time of year, especially when hiking...

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Dogs will be allowed in some Oregon State Parks yurts and cabins starting in the 2012 season. (Julia Moore / Mail Tribune)

Oregon state park yurts going to the dogs

CAMPING -- For the first time, Oregon is making popular yurts and cabins at state parks campgrounds available to visitors with dogs. The new feature begins next year, but the the state began taking reservations for pet-friendly yurts and cabins starting today. Read more from...

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Lawmakers plan to forge ahead on lifting wolf protections

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Although some conservation groups have agreed to settle ongoing litigation over wolf management in the Northern Rockies to keep Congress from acting on legislation to change the Endangered Species Act, Sen. Tester, D-Mont., said he'll press ahead on legislation if congressional action...

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Spring grizzly bear hunt cancelled in Alberta

HUNTING -- The lack of a sustainable population of grizzly bears in Alberta once again prompted the province to cancel a spring grizzly bear hunt, according to todays story in the Calgary Herald. For the fifth consecutive year, the province's traditional spring grizzly bear hunt...

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