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Outdoors blog archive for April 21, 2011

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011



Birdwatchers are keeping an eye out this winter for the evening grosbeak. Formerly common at bird feeders, the species has declined by about 80 percent since 1967. (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

10 ways people can boost migratory birds

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- As spring migrants continune to arrive in our region, so has a list of helpful thoughts from the American Bird Conservancy. Here's the ABC's top 10 things people can do to aid or protect declining birds in their homes and yards. 10....

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Columbia spring chinook still lagging

SALMON FISHING -- Anglers in the Columbia Gorge reservoirs will get seven additional days to fish for a lagging spring chinook salmon run. Washington and Oregon officials on Wednesday added April 25-May 1 to the fishing season for the Columbia between Bonneville Dam and the...

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Don Kole of Avery runs his cataraft down Skookum Canyon on the St. Joe River with the river running at 12,000 cfs. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Snow, slides clog St. Joe River Road

RIVERS -- Spring is dawning for river runners and anglers on Idaho's St. Joe River. Here's a road and access report from Terry Miller, who scouted it out with his vehicle and kayak Monday. The road is clear on Marble Creek to past the "class...

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Bob Ploof of Medical Lake pauses before releasing a walleye while fishing on Lake Roosevelt. (Rich Landers)

Washington Walleye tournament series starts in May

TOURNAMENT FISHING -- The 2011 Washington State Walleye Circuit includes five tournaments with cash prizes coordinated by NorthWest Walleyes: May 7-8: Rod Meseberg Spring Walleye Classic at Potholes Reservoir. May 21-22: Bil Wallys/Vally Marine Spring Walleye Classic at BanksLake. June 4-5: MosesLakeWalleye Classic. June 25-26:...

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