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Outdoors blog archive for April 12, 2011


Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel. (Courtesy photo)

Deadliest Catch crew coming to Spokane

COMMERCIAL FISHING -- Take a break after trying to catch rainbows and Sprague Lake this summer and spend "A night with Captian Sig and the Hillstrand Brother," -- a live traveling show from the Deadliest Catch TV series -- July 24, at the INB Performing...

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Lawmakers unite against spree poachers

POACHING -- While Washington legislators continue to butt heads on many issues in Olympia, they joined in refreshing unanimity last week to drop the hammer on people who go wild slaughtering big game. Both the House and Senate voted unanimously for HB 1340, which expands...

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International Wildlife Film Festival (Courtesy photo)

International Wildlife Film Fest coming to Sandpoint

WILDLIFE – Grizzlies and snow leopards highlight the films in the International Wildlife Film Festival coming to Sandpoint’s Panada Theater Friday night – a fundraiser for the Sandpoint High School Venture Club. Starting at 7 p.m., the line up of award-winning films includes: “South Pacific:...

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Spring bear hunters must be careful observers

HUNTING -- When Idaho's spring black bear hunting season opens Friday, hunters must be especially careful to identify the species of bear they are looking at before they pull the trigger. Species identification important: It's legal to take a black bear but illegal to kill...

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Bloomsday jump-starts backpacking season

FITNESS -- Even if you're not a runner, Spokane's annual Bloomsday run is a great motivation to improve the fitness needed for outdoor pursuits, whether its hiking, hunting, fishing, geocaching -- whatever. Join the thousands of people for the he 7.5-mile run/walk on May 1....

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Enjoy free access to national parks

PUBLIC LANDS -- National parks will be waiving entrance fees for eight consecutive days, April 16-24, as an incentive for families to enjoy the outdoors and national heritage. The parks will be waiving fees for a total of 17 days in 2011, including National Park...

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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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