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Outdoors blog archive for Dec. 20, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

A rare sighting of a Ross's gull in Okanogan County was documtented in this photo by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Jeff Heinlen. (Jeff Heinlen / Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Rare Ross's gull spotted in Okanogan County

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A rare sighting of a Ross’s gull has been reported on Palmer Lake in Okanogan County by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologist Jeff Heinlen. The Ross’s gull (Rhodostethia rosea), an East Siberian arctic species that normally winters at sea,...

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Idaho hunter ed teacher dismissed after gun fired in class

HUNTER EDUCATION — Some of Washington's volunteer hunter education instructors have been grumbling about new procedural rules and a trend toward replacing instructor firearms in classroom settings with guns that have disabled firing pins. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department might seem a little overbearing...

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Sixteen carbide steel tips provide the traction on ice for the three Korkers waterproof, insulated boots. (Associated Press)

Walking on ice? Boot company gets a grip

WINTER SPORTS -- No need to be slip-sliding along all winter. Korkers, the Oregon boot company that made its name with interchangeable soles for fishermen's wading boots, has diversified into other footwear, including with snowboots that have different traction options, including studded soles for applications...

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