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Outdoors blog archive for July 2011

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011






Nearby residents raised the question about the light brown algae bloom happening along the southern shore of Fernan Lake, prompting the Department of Environmental Quality to begin testing on it. A spokesman for the DEQ said Tuesday, July 24, 2007 it is likely a bloom of blue-green algae, but testing is needed to see if it is a cause for alarm or restrictions on swimming or fishing. (Jesse Tinsley)

Algae blooms can affect swimmers, boaters, dogs

LAKES -- Public health officials issue warnings this time of year to be wary about the color of the water we enjoy for recreation. Algae, the microscopic organisms that grow naturally in the ocean and fresh water, are generally harmless. But one kind, called cyanobacteria...

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The St. Joe River's native westslope cutthroat trout, more often than not, eagerly greet the patterns presented by fly fishers during summer. (Rich Landers)

Kings Lake proposed for rotenone treatment

FISHING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding meetings this month to discuss proposed treatment projects at four Eastern Washington Lakes, including a project at Kings Lake in Pend Oreille County. Using rotenone to remove existing fisheries and restocking with desired species...

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SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Lake Roosevelt level report on July 8, 2011. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Lake Roosevelt levels near full pool

RESERVOIRS -- The elevation of Lake Roosevelt was nearling1,288 feet today. The lake is expected to continue filling and reach full pool of 1,290 feet around Monday, according to the Bureau of Reclamation. Once full pool is reached, the lake will be operated in the...

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to reintroduce mountain goats to the Columbia Gorge.The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to reintroduce mountain goats to the Columbia Gorge.
 (File/File/ / The Spokesman-Review)

Park plea: Don't pee along trails 

HIKING -- Olympic National Park hikers who urinate along trails may be creating linear "salt licks" that attract mountain goats. The practice may be partially responsible for luring in goats that have been harassing and even killing park visitors. Sounds like a troublesome new pack...

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Biologist answers FAQ on Panhandle wolves

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho's new wolf management hunting and trapping plans announced this morning will generate discussion. To help people sort out the facts, Idaho Fish and Game's Panhandle region wildlife manager Jim Hayden has put together answers to questions he's being asked. Read on...

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No quota for wolf hunting in Idaho Panhandle

PREDATORS -- Idaho Fish and Game officials announced today there won’t be quotas in much of the state. That applies to four zones: Panhandle, Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork. The S-R's Boise capitol reporter Betsy Russell filed this story roundup up the new wolf hunting...

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Bob Shelton of Spokane ties down his boat Tuesday after fishing Wolf Lodge Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Idaho Health and Welfare advisories say anglers should limit the amount of fish they eat from lakes.
 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Fuel-saving tips for towing the boat

BOATING -- With fuel prices high, trailering a boat has become more expensive. Some simple fuel conservation measures can add up to real money by the end of the season. Read on for nine ways to stretch that tank of gas with your tow vehicle,...

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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Ted Nugent interview's rocker, hunter, gun-rights zealot Ted Nugent before his concert at the Knitting Factory on July 7, 2011. (Dan Pelle)

Interviewing The Nuge: He blew me away

HUNTING/SHOOTING -- After an hour-long interview on hunting, shooting and the American way with Ted Nugent, followed by a two-hour concert that loosened the mortar between the bricks of the Knitting Factory, I must say..... I need an F-ing break. Story to come.

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A bicycle built for a family heads out of Spokane during the Northwest Tandem Rally over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, 2011. (Ted Magnuson)

Northwest Tandem Rally snapshot

BICYCLING -- Spokane treated the 600 riders in the Northwest Tandem Rally to sunny weather over the holiday weekend and two days of tandem cycling fun out of the city and into the Palouse. But as you can see, tandem doesn't always mean a bicycle...

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Forest Service taps new Sandpoint District Ranger

NATIONAL FORESTS -- A Forest Service administrator in Vermont has been named the new Sandpoint District ranger by Idaho Panhandle National Forests acting forest supervisor Maggie Pittman. Erik Walker, Deputy District Ranger in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont will replace Dick Kramer who...

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Idaho Panhandle fisheries projects listed

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT -- With the field season finally in full swing, here are some of the projects Idaho Fish and Game Department fisheries biologists are conducting on the Idaho Panhandle, according to Jim Fredericks, regional fisheries manager in Coeur d'Alene: Channel catfish stocking program evaluation...

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