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Outdoors blog archive for April 25, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

Ten-month-old Colbey Hughes seems distracted as his father, Scott Hughes, watches fish ladder activity under the Bonneville Dam, where chinook salmon are arriving in sustained numbers.
 (Torsten Kjellstrand  Oregonian / The Spokesman-Review)

Season's open, but where are the salmon?

FISHING -- Fishing seasons for spring chinook salmon opened on much of the Snake River recently, but few fish are yet to show up crossing the Snake River dams. Here's the just-released official Idaho Fish and Game Department answer to the question: Where are the...

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Idaho special species hunting applications due

BIG GAME HUNTING -- The deadline for 2011 moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunt controlled hunt applications is Saturday. Apply at Fish and Game offices or license vendors, or apply online using a credit card. Telephone applications may be made at (800) 554-8685.

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Hikers enjoy the CCC-era stone bridge over a creek on Rimrock Drive in Palisades Park, a Spokane city park established in 1938 and expanded in recent years. (Rich Landers)

Palisades City Park a treat for spring walkers

HIKING -- On the rimrock bluff overlooking Spokane Falls Community College, spring walkers can enjoy a year-round feast of views over Spokane as well as a splash of wildflowers and blooming serviceberry that will be approaching a peak in about two weeks. Since the Rimrock...

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John Heyn of the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District walks on Canfield Mountain during a prescribed burn. 
 (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Small spring forest fires boost wildlife

NATIONAL FORESTS -- Expect to see scattered pillars of smoke emerging from selected areas of the region's national forests in the next six weeks. It's the "prescribed fire season," as forest managers and wildlife managers team to mimic Mother Nature's way of rejuvenating wildlife habitat....

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