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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 18, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011


Bill to extend hound hunting heard

LEGISLATING WILDLIFE – Washington lawmakers heard a mixed bag of testimony at a hearing today on continuing the pilot program that allows the use of hounds for hunting cougars. HB 1124 seeks to extend the program in a portion of Klickitat County as well as...

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Today's CdA bald eagle count: 64

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles are dispersing from their annual gathering to feast on kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene, but they're not gone by any means. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, just returned from her weekly survey of the the lake's...

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Bird season ends in gale of excitement

UPLAND BIRD HUNTING -- Rain was splattering on the windshield and the wind was blowing so hard up the Snake River canyon on Monday morning it rocked the pickup after I shut down the engine. That wasn't a good sign for two guys and a...

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Pup sighting boosts Oregon wolf count

WILDLIFE -- Oregon's count of gray wolves is up to at least 21 in two packs after two previously unverified pups were documented recenty by air and on video. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say aerial surveys documented 16 wolves in the...

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Felt waders could get the boot in Oregon

FISHING -- Felt-soled wading shoes — long used to give stream anglers traction on slippery river bottoms — could be off store shelves in Oregon next year and banned statewide in 2013, a casualty in the war against invasive aquatic species, according to the Mail...

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