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Outdoors blog archive for April 2011


Washington coyote hunting featured on Sportsman's Channel

HUNTING TV -- This week’s episode of the Sportsman Channel’s new predator hunting series called “Dead Dog Walkin”’ will put Washington’s coyotes directly in the crosshairs, according to Scott Sandsbury of the Yakima Herald-Republic. The show follows show host Chad Belding and his team, brother...

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Ski Bluewood new owners not singing the blues 

SKIING -- The new owners of Ski Bluewood aren’t complaining about the lingering winter weather as they prepare for the final weekend of their first season. “We’ve had great snow all through March, and April has been fantastic,” said Travis Stephenson, who operates the Dayton...

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Logjam blocking the Salmon River

RIVER RUNNING -- Federal forest officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to a massive logjam that has formed on section of the Main Salmon River, according to a story just posted by the Associated Press. U.S. Forest Service officials say a blowout at the Black...

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This zebra mussels on this boat indicte why state officials are concerned about spread of the exotic species in northwest waterways. In this case, a Florida man trailered his boat across the country before being stopped at State Line by Washington State Patrol officers. The mussels can spread wildly when reintroduced to other waters.

Idaho opens more mandatory boat inspection stations

BOATING -- Mandatory watercraft inspection stations targeting invasive species have opened at three sites in the Idaho Panhandle, with two more to open in May. And don't forget Idaho's invasive species sticker requirement for most vessles. The sticker comes with Idaho boat registrations, but a...

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Dick Rivers of Spokane lands a fat, 15-inch rainbow trout while fly fishing Jan. 6 at Rock Lake in northern Whitman County. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Sportsmen to bestow honors, $1,000 on Friday

HUNTING-FISHING -- Several northwest conservation and outdoor-sports groups representing different interests have teamed to sponsor the Dr. Dick Rivers Sportsman-Conservationist Award to honor an individual who's followed the Spokane physician's lead across traditional boundaries for the good of fish and wildlife. The first of the...

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New gauge on Madison River will help anglers

FISHING -- A new U.S. Geological Survey monitoring station on the heavily-fished Madison River at the Varney Bridge south of Ennis, Mont., will be a great help for anglers. The first monitoring device on that section of river in 40 years will provide hourly information...

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Fees waived for National Park Week

PUBLIC LANDS --Planning your outdoor adventures in advance? Here's a money saving opportunity. National parks will be waiving entrance fees for National Park Week April 16-24. Fee-free days have been offered the past two years as a cost-friendly family vacation option in the economic slump.

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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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