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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Noodles pairs grilled salmon with a light Asian noodle salad. The recipe takes only about 30 minutes to make. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

One more reason to catch your own salmon

FISHERIES -- Wild-caught Pacific salmon is more myth than reality on some Puget Sound restaurant menus, a study at the University of Washington Tacoma has found. About 38 percent of samples from Tacoma-area restaurants showed a menu was promoting farm-raised Atlantic salmon as wild-caught Pacific…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

Ed Stafford, author of "Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey." (Courtesy photo)

Hike down Amazon more than a walk in the woods

ADVENTURING -- You think mosquitoes are bad in the the Idaho Selkirks? How about venomous stingrays, killer bees, rabid vampire bats, electrifying thunderstorms, previously uncontacted tribes and a bazillion welt-inducing insects? A Discovery News report tipped me off to Ed Stafford, a 35 year old…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011

Washington waterfowl seasons set

WATERFOWLING -- Duck and goose hunting in Washington this fall will be roughly the same as last year under the season adopted last week by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission approved. Statewide duck hunting season will be open Oct. 15-19 and from Oct. 22-Jan.…

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Idaho seeks comments on waterfowl seasons

HUNTING -- Waterfowl hunters are being asked to responded to a survey on Idaho hunting season options by the end of the week. "We’ve had some requests for more late season duck hunting, and we’re asking hunters statewide to weigh in on which way they’d…

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MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011

Off-highway vehicles are causing damage in the Antoine Peak Conservation Area, where unauthorized motor vehicle use is prohibited by Spokane County. Motorists broke down and drove over this gate at the Robbins Road access to the 1,100-acre area secured by the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program. (Rich Landers)

Four-wheelers leave their mark on Antoine Peak 

PUBLIC LANDS – They’re vandals on wheels, stealing the common from the wildlife and the public. Off-road vehicle drivers have the capacity to do serious long-term and even permanent damage in minutes with the thoughtless use of their machines. The land carnage by four-wheel drive…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2011

In a blur of motion, hundreds of Mallard ducks jockey for position and bread crumbs at Manito Park Pond. 
 (File/The Spokesman-review / The Spokesman-Review)

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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SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2011

Montana wolf tags on sale Monday

HUNTING -- Montana's wolf-hunting licenses will go on sale Monday, Aug. 8. Licenses will be valid within 14 specifically defined wolf management units. Hunters must obtain permission to hunt on private lands, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say. Idaho's tags already are on sale,…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011

Grizzly attacks solo hiker in Glacier Park 

HIKING –A grizzly bear attacked a hiker around noon today on the trail from Many Glacier to Piegan Pass in Glacier National Park. The hiker was able to walk to assistance after the being bitten multiple times. The 50-year male hiker from St. Paul, Minnesota…

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