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Outdoors blog archive for April 2011


Polar bear trophies still in limbo

BIG-GAME HUNTING -- The 41 hunters who successfully -- and legally -- killed polar bears in early 2008, just before the U.S. declared the species endangered, are in court fighting to get their trophies imported from Canada. The Idaho Statesman provides a good update in...

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A skier takes a small jump while others ride the lifts up the front side of Lookout Pass Ski Area on the Idaho-Montana border Thursday, the resort's first day of operation for the season. Despite minimal coverage, a few hundred skiers and snowboarders showed up to the resort. 
 (Photos by JESSE TINSLEY / The Spokesman-Review)

Voters rate Lookout Pass tops for families

SKIING -- Visitors to rated Lookout Pass ski area on the Idaho-Montana border as their "Favorite Family-Friendly Resort" in the Pacific Northwest. The data period for voting was January 2011 when a Nielsen audit showed 3.4 million unique browsers logged in to the world's...

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Smoke Elser, wilderness outfitter from Western Montana, teaches courses in outfitting and packing livestock. (Associated Press)

Class teaches outfitting, stock packing skills

OUTFITTING -- Legendary Western Montana wilderness outfitter Smoke Elser is teaching a two-day outfitting and packing course at Glacier Outdoor Center in West Glacier on May 14-15. The two-day hands-on course is open to novice packers as well as experienced packers who want to learn...

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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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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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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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