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Outdoors blog archive for July 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011


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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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011


A fly fisher holds a huge rainbow caught in Lake Rufus Woods on July 10, 2011. (Allen Peterson)

Rufus Woods rainbows ravage flies

FLY FISHING -- The Swede's Fly Shop crew was presented feathers to fins at Rufus Woods Lake on Sunday, and they came home with lots of stories and even more mangled flies, says Allen Peterson. "Stop by the shop for direrctions, flies and all the...

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

Canoeists enjoy a relaxing float on the Little Spokane River on July 10, with flows at 300 cubic feet per second. (Rich Landers)

Little Spokane River moves paddlers along

PADDLING -- The Little Spokane River's flows are still unseasonably high, but they've dropped to a pleasant level. I joined a group of canoeists Sunday at flows of 300 cfs and we effortlessly floated from St. George's School to the takeout near the confluence of...

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See Idaho wolf hunt plans; participate in online survey

PREDATORS -- Idaho's proposed hunting-trapping plans for controlling wolves are detailed online. The same website asks viewers to complete an online survey rearding the proposals. Idaho Fish and Game officials say they will survey 1,000 randomly selected hunters and 2,000 members of the public about...

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A Clearwater National Forest Service crew leader and 23 volunteers from the North American Pack Goat Association -- some from as far as Kansas -- made major improvements to an Idaho stretch of the Lewis and Clark National HistoricTrail on July 8, 2011.
 (U.S. Forest Service)

Pack goat group works on Lewis and Clark Trail

PUBLIC LANDS -- A Clearwater National Forest Service crew leader and 23 volunteers from the North American Pack Goat Association made major improvements to an Idaho stretch of the Lewis and Clark National HistoricTrail last weekend. The organization established in 2001 to promote packing with...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011


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