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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 2, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011

Lewiston angler Chuck Thompson holds the huge chinook salmon he hooked Sunday morning in the Clearwater River. It weighed in at almost 36 pounds more than four hours after being caught.  (Courtesy photo)

Idaho chinook season to close Aug. 10

SALMON FISHING -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will close the Chinook salmon season across Idaho on the evening of Wednesday Aug. 10 at the end of fishing hours. The closure affects waters of the Mainstem Clearwater River, the Middle Fork Clearwater River,…

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Idaho sets fall chinook fishing seasons

SALMON FISHING -- Although Idaho steelheaders are likely to feel the pull of a few chinook salmon this month, the season won't open open until Sept. 1 on the Snake River from the Washington-Idaho border upstream to Hells Canyon Dam and in the Clearwater River…

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Record Idaho trout was hybrid

FISHING -- A product of cross-breeding turned out to be a big deal for a Pocatello angler. The record-breaking trout Mark Adams caught on July 25 in American Falls Reservoir turns out to be a rainbow-cutthroat hybrid, Idaho Fish and Game Department officials just announced.…

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Scott Crocoll holds a dead Indiana bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y., in January. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to close thousands of caves and former mines in the eastern U.S.  (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Tonight: Biologist to explain value of bats

WILDLIFE -- Learn the global importance of bats and the differences of the 15 species found in Washington during a free presentation by Washingotn Fish and Wildlfie Department wildlife biologist Ella Rowan, Tuesday (Aug. 2), 7 p.m., at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council auditorium, 6116…

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Whitetail buck photographed in late July 2011 near Lincoln, Mont. (Jaime Johnson /

Whitetails buck shows high potential

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY -- This whitetail buck should inspire some anticipation for September. The photo was made last week by Lincoln, Mont., photographer Jaime Johnson, who makes more great outdoor photos in a week than most wannabe outdoor photogs make in a year. "This is one…

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