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Outdoors blog archive for April 28, 2011

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

Four loons that nested in Eastern Washington or hatched in the region’s waters died last year from poisoning caused by ingesting lead sinkers or jigs.Photo courtesy of Daniel Poleschook Jr. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Poleschook Jr. / The Spokesman-Review)

Lead tackle restricted at 13 lakes

FISHING -- Starting Sunday, the use of lead fishing tackle will be restricted in northern Washington at 13 lakes frequented by nesting common loons. After a year of discussion and public meetings, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to prohibit the use of lead...

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Bill would remove lead tackle, bullets from EPA rule 

ENVIRONMENT -- Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would protect fishing and hunting gear from environmental lawsuits, according to a report in Northwest Sportsman Magazine. Washington's 5th District Congresswoman is among 37 representatives cosponsoring "The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting...

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Late spring affects hunting for turkeys, bears

HUNTING -- The unusually cold, wet weather and seemingly endless season of new snowfall just off the valley floors has affected bears, turkeys and the sportsmen who hunt the spring seasons. Following are obervations posted this afternoon by Jim Hayden, a hunter and Idaho Fish...

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Kaufmann’s Streamborn fly shops shuttered

FLY FISHING -- Lance Kaufmann, owner of Kaufmann's Streamborn fly fishing shops in Tigard, Ore., and Seattle, plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection for his 42-year-old fly fishing outfitter next week, according to the a report in The Oregonian. The shuttering of the...

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