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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 7, 2011

SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2011


In a blur of motion, hundreds of Mallard ducks jockey for position and bread crumbs at Manito Park Pond. 
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Rain, floods spurred ducks to reproduce 

HUNTING– With the duck factories of North America producing a record high number of waterfowl, Montana and Idaho waterfowl hunters have something to look forward to this fall. This year, 10 primary duck species on the traditional spring survey areas totaled about 45.6 million—a record...

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Jaime Johnson of Lincoln, MT, photographed this whitetail buck in velvet near his home on Aug. 5, 2011. (Jaime Johnson)

Deer has that velvety feeling

" She's well aquainted with the touch of a velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane." - John Lennon WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY -- This photo was made last night by Lincoln, Mont., photographer Jaime Johnson, who makes more great outdoor photos in a week...

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Abercrombie Mountain is the centerpiece in a 35,200-acre wilderness area proposal recommended by Colville National Forest. (Rich Landers)

Colville Forest addresses forest plan in 'webinar'

NATIONAL FORESTS -- The Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests are planning two toll-free online informational webinars in addition to recent meetings for the public to learn about their Draft Proposed Actions for the Forest Plan Revision. The proposals cover a wide range of forest issues,...

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