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Outdoors blog archive for July 6, 2011


Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a canoe ride with elder Francois Paulette, left, from the Fort Smith area at Lake Blatchford, Canada, lodge on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
 (Associated Press)

Royal honeymooners resort to paddling

CANOEING -- Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been muscling their way through the Prince Edward Island portion of their Royal Tour of Canada this week. First they competed against each other in Dragonboat races, digging in with paddles...

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Slow start to upper Columbia chinook fishing

SALMON FISHING -- High water and gusty winds hindered the opening weekend of chinook salmon fishing on the upper Columbia River. The Wenatchee World reports the water was rough and fishermen say they’re getting few bites. Glen Sagdal of East Wenatchee said he and a...

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Rigby man named to Idaho Fish and Game Commission

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter named a 60-year-old Rigby man to the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission, the Associated Press reports Kenny Anderson replaces Cameron Wheeler of Ririe, whose term expired June 30. Among the issues Anderson will help decide is management...

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Rufus Woods trout game for almost any lure

FISHING -- While many river anglers are in a deep funk over the unusually high water, fishermen focused on Lake Rufus Woods been coming home with huge smiles -- and even bigger fish -- for several weeks. Thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of fish released...

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Mike Rule, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, points out migration and nesting patterns to a visitor at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Turnbull Refuge offers tours, activities Saturday

NATURE -- Turnbull Wildlife Refuge staff and volunteers are leading several tours, walks and activities Saturday to coincide with the annual Jubilee in nearby Cheney. Pre-register with group leaders for details and meeting places. 8 a.m: A two-hour morning walk around the Pine Lakes area...

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Mountain goat on Scotchman Peak. (Phil Hough)

Snow sloggers find company on Scotchman Peak

HIKING -- Deb Hunsicker and Phil Hough know their way around Scotchman Peak northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. As members of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness the couple has hiked up the namesake peak numerous times. Their intimacy with the mountain paid off...

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