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Outdoors blog archive for July 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

Cody Hoseth, 16, of Mead, demonstrates to his stepbrother, Joey Zemke, 13, and Zack Sawchuk, 12,  behind Zemke, how difficult a shot it would be if waterfowl landed to the right of their hunting blind at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.  (Dan Pelle)

Youths get shot at Turnbull ducks

HUNTING -- For the second time since 1937, youngsters can apply for limited permits to participate in a two-day youth waterfowl hunt this fall at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will restrict the hunters under 16 to about eight hunting...

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Miss Mexico, Karin Ontiveros, poses in front of a marlin and sailfish sculpture in Barra de Navidad.
 (John Jankovsky)

Big billfish upstaged in Mexico

FISHING -- Former Spokane resident and angler John Jankovsy sends us a report of great fishing and great local pride in fish from his adopted home in Mexico. He included the photo above of what's reportedly been accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records...

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Judge signs off on forest protections

NATIONAL FORESTS -- A federal judge signed off this month on an agreement between conservation groups and the U.S. Forest Service to update protections for rare and obscure species that depend on old growth forests to live. U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour in Seattle...

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Hunters will not be allowed to drive ATVs or other vehicles off established roads even on private land in 26 of Idaho's 78 hunting units this fall, an increase of 10 units from last year. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Wash vehicles to reduce spread of weeds

CONSERVATION -- Vehicles can pick up large numbers of seeds from weeds and other plants and spread them for miles, especially when the vehicles are driven off-trail and under wet conditions. This factor in the spread of noxious weeks is documented in a story in...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

Grizzly attack takes toll on Alaska NOLS group

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Seven teens participating in a month-long National Outdoor Leadership School wilderness trip in Alaska were mauled by a grizzly bear with a cub in Alaska's Talkeetna Mountains; two hikers had life-threatening injuries, the Denver Post reports.

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition's fishing experiences are explained in a virtual tour exhibit at

Virtual tour: Fishing with Lewis and Clark

FISHING -- I've often dreamed of tagging along and fishing the virgin wilderness rivers traveled by the Lewis and Clark Expedition as it explored the West. Now it's easy to at least get a flavor for it. A major exhibit of the expedition's fishing experiences...

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BLM sets planning workshops for public

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is conducting workshops in the next two weeks so the public can view maps and participate in developing proposals for managing 445,000 acres in Washington, including the Fishtrap Lake area and Huckleberry Mountains. Issues to be...

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SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011

Oh-oh: Northern pike caught in Lake Roosevelt

FISHERIES -- A fisherman on upper Lake Roosevelt Friday caught a northern pike, a non-native predator species fishery managers worry will spread down the Columbia River system. According to Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman Magazine, the fish was landed by walleye angler Davey McKern of...

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Dying whitebark pine needles are seen near Daisy Pass, Mont. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials said Monday that the trees could be extinct within 120 years.

Mount Rainier offers hope for whitebark pine woes

NATURE -- The whitebark pine is making news as a potential candidate for Endangered Species protections, and the domino impacts on species ranging from Clark's nutcrackers to grizzly bears. The whitebark pine, a high-elevation tree, is on the decline in the West, brought down by...

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