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Outdoors blog archive for April 26, 2011


One of two wolverines photographed by Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department researchers using a motion activated camera at a baited camera station on April 13, 2011 in the Wallowa Mountains. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

First tracks, now photos confirm wolverines in Wallowas 

RARE SPECIES -- Five days after discovering the first documented wolverine tracks in the Wallowa Mountains of Northeast Oregon, researcher Audrey Magoun has downloaded photos of two wolverines from a bait station camera. “They are clearly photos of two different individuals,” Magoun said. The photos...

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Kaufmann’s Streamborn fly shops shuttered

FLY FISHING -- Once a Northwest fly fishing industry icon, Kaufmann’s Streamborn fly shops in Tigard, Ore., and Seattle, have unceremoniously closed, according to reports in The Oregonian and Northwest Sportsman Magazine. Lance Kaufmann started the business 42 years ago with his brother, Randall. Neither...

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Raw Crunch bar is all natural trail food. (Courtesy photo)

Hiker hunger goes the way of the birds

OUTDOOR NUTRITION -- Ah, it's lunch time here in the office. On the trail, it's always snack time. The new on-the-trail nutrition bars shown above look and taste somewhat like compressed blocks of birdseed, says The Gear Junkie in a whiff of understatement. Ingredients such...

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Lochsa land exchange hits snags in Idaho

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Clearwater National Forests' attempt to block up public lands in the upper Lochsa drainage has a lot of supporters, including elk hunters. The hitch: finding land to trade to the timber company that owns the private land in the checkerboard ownership....

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Moscow kids fishing even set for Saturday

FISHING -- The 20th annual Kiwanis Kid’s Fishing Day will be held at Moscow’s Hordemann Pond, 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday to help families with kids discover the joys of fishing, Volunteers will be on hand to help young anglers, and Idaho Fish and...

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Why we send our daughters to college

SHELLFISHING -- After four years at Western Washington University, my daughter, Hillary, finally got out with a group of West Siders and learned how to dig clams. These are outdoor life skills you can't learn at home in Spokane. Next, she needs to find her...

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Hikers plan scenic vacations around maintaining trails

TRAILS -- The Salmo-Priest Wilderness is on the Washington Trails Association's list of 10 signature projects for trail construction and maintenance in 2011. That means the little wilderness gem in northeastern Washington and a slice of North Idaho will be a destination for volunteers devoting...

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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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