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Outdoors blog archive for July 5, 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011


Mount Baker, meadows and beautiful sunrises await hikers at Welcome Pass. (Jason Racey / Washington Trails Association)

Climber's body found on Mount Baker

MOUNTAINEERING -- Searchers have found the body of a woman who fell and was missing Saturday while climbing on Mount Baker on northwestern Washington. The Whatcom County sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Sheryl Costello, of Golden, Colo., had reached the summit of the 10,781-foot mountain on...

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These Diamond Pack wolf pups triggered a remote camera stationed in northeastern Washington by the Washington Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the state Fish and Wildlife Department. The motion-triggered cameras help monitor wolf movements and numbers.  (Washington Department of Natural Resources)

Fourth breeding wolf pack confirmed in Washington

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Washington’s fourth documented breeding wolf pack has been confirmed, this one in Kittitas County, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Depatment just announced. Last month, agency biologists caught, attached a radio collar and released an adult female wolf that was lactating, indicating she...

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Three moose stand along Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake early in the morning on July 5, 2011. State Fish and Wildlife police used paintball guns to chase them away from the traffic. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Paintball guns deter I-90 moose at Liberty Lake

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Nevermind the Tasers and high-powered weaponry in their vehicles. When law enforcement officers arrived around 6 this morning to deal with three moose on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake, they were armed with guns you can buy at a toy store. Washington...

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Woman drowns rafting Wenatchee River

RIVER RUNNING -- A 69-year-old Chelan County woman drowned Sunday while on a guided rafting trip on the Wenatchee River. The Wenatchee World says Sharon G. Hughes was one of seven family members and a guide in a raft that hit log jam in the...

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Rock gutarist Ted Nugent is an avid hunter with gun and bow as well as an outspoken political conservative and gun-rights advocate.  (Jenny Risher)

Plug your ears! Ted Nugent is coming

HUNTING/SHOOTING -- Rock guitarist, gun rights advocate, shameless hunter and "Kill It and Grill It," cookbook author Ted Nugent is coming to Spokane for a concert Thursday at The Knitting Factory. What would YOU ask The Nuge about guns or hunting if you had a...

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