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Outdoors blog archive for June 30, 2011


Another rafter dies on Lochsa River 

RIVER RUNNING -- The Idaho County sheriff's office says a Missoula man died Wednesday in a rafting accident on the Lochsa River in north-central Idaho, according to the Lewiston Tribune. Keegan Seth Ginther, 29, died after three or four people had been thrown from a…

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Cats frolicking in your flowerbeds? All-natural products can control critters in your garden and are safe for children and pets. (ARA)

Lame birdwatching joke of the day

CRITTER WATCHING -- I take no responsibility for this: Two robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," the first one said. "Me, too," said the second. "Let's fly down and find some lunch." They swooped to the ground and found a plot of…

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The spillways of Dworshak Dam churn out excess water  in April 2008. Lewiston Tribune (Barry Kough Lewiston Tribune)

Infected steelhead killed at Dworshak Hatchery

FISHERIES -- Managers at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery say they have destroyed 332,000 juvenile summer steelhead since April to protect the rest of the hatchery’s fish from a deadly virus. In April, 240,000 steelhead were destroyed after IHNV was confirmed in some rearing tanks by…

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Don Burks, of Yakima, displays part of his catch, taken over a couple of days at the Brewster Pool. He and many other anglers have been doing better than usual because of the record run of sockeye salmon.  (Jesse Tinsley)

Tagged salmon must be released on upper Columbia

FISHING -- Starting Friday, all chinook and sockeye salmon with external floy (anchor) tags attached must be immediatly released if caught by anglers in the upper Columbia River system, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department announced Wednessday. The rule will be in effect through Oct.…

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