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Outdoors blog archive for July 14, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011

Montana sets quota of 220 wolves for fall hunt

PREDATORS -- Hunters will be able to shoot as many as 220 gray wolves in Montana this fall under rules adopted today by state wildlife commissioners. The hunt is scheduled to begin in early September and is expected to reduce the predator’s Montana population by...

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Spring chinook salmon caught in the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

Salmon River anglers bagging spring chinook

SALMON FISHING -- This year's huge and prolonged runoff down the Snake River system has dealt Salmon River fishing guides a tough hand -- until this week. "Salmon Fishing is on!" reports Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Adventures in Riggins. "We are done singing the...

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Pend Oreille Poker Paddle postponed

RIVER RUNNING -- Due to high water and related health and safety issues, the 30th annual Pend Oreille County Poker Paddle has been rescheduled from July 16-17 to Aug. 27-28. Info: Greater Newport Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau website.

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Banks Lake drawdown to begin Aug. 1

LAKES -- Anglers and campers will see new ground at Banks Lake this summer. Starting Aug. 1, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will lower Banks Lake by 30 feet to complete about $2 million worth of work at Dry Falls Dam and North Dam. "It...

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