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Wave of hunting seasons kick off in September

Hunters and t heir dogs head out at sunrise into the high-mountain haunts of dusky grouse.  (RICH LANDERS PHOTOS)
Hunters and t heir dogs head out at sunrise into the high-mountain haunts of dusky grouse. (RICH LANDERS PHOTOS)

HUNTING -- Fall is in the air, and hunters are gearing up for the woods.

Although black bear seasons already have opened in some areas of Washington, Sept. 1 it the big kick-off day for bears hunting in notheastern Washington along with mourning dove hunting and forest grouse seasons in much of Washington and Idaho.

Archery big-game seasons also are opening throughout the region. Idaho's wolf season opened Tuesday.

In Montana, the general season to hunt black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose begins Sept. 15. The general hunting season for antelope begins Oct. 8, followed by the general season for deer and elk on Oct. 22.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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