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Outdoors blog archive for June 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Randy Michaelis has a Fathers Day date at the Spokane River Canoe Classic with his daughter, Caitlin Packer, 26. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Local paddlers offer canoe-kayak clinics

PADDLING – The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is kicking off its annual series of paddling clinics, with something for every level of boater. Sea kayaking, July 13 evening indoor class followed by July 16-17 session at Medical Lake, for beginners as well as seasoned…

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A fawn, soaked with rain and dew, hides motionless where its mother told it to stay. (Rich Landers)

Spring: the season to recall fawn-dly

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Peek-a-boo in the dew. Spring is full of discoveries for people who roam wide-eyed outdoors. Watch your step! And no, I didn't pick the youngster up even though its mother was nowhere in site. This is nature's way. For details, here' my…

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When the hatches are opened on the boat contracted by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation fisheries department, the bounty of the Columbia river is revealed Wednesday, July 15, 2009.  Returning hatchery-raised sockeye and chinook salmon were caught and kept for food while wild fish were returned to the river for spawning.  The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation government is in the design stages of building a salmon hatchery near the dam. JESSE TINSLEY (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Gillnet alternatives tested on Columbia River salmon

FISHERIES -- Purse and beach seines are being deployed in the lower Columbia River in the first test of alternative commercial fishing gear on summer chinook salmon, the Columbia Basin Bulletin reports. Oregon and Washington fisheries researchers are evaluating the effectiveness of alternatives to the…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011


FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Roy Houle, foreground, and Rob Phillips, both of Yakima, had no trouble catching and netting spring chinook salmon during the 2002 season the Yakima River. 
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Yakima River spring chinook fishing extended

SALMON FISHING -- Fish managers are extending the fishing season for hatchery spring chinook heading up the Yakima River, since high, turbid flows have been thwarting the regular season action. The season will extend through July. Read on for details from the Washington Fish and…

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Hikers break into the open area near the top of Hall Mountain above Sullivan Lake on a  day trip led by Conservation Northwest volunteers.  (Rich Landers)

Volunteers giving TLC to popular trails

PUBLIC LANDS - More volunteers are needed for upcoming outings that combine learning traditional skills and the camaraderie of group camping with maintaining popular northeastern Washington trails. Three projects organized by the Washington Trails Association and Conservation Northwest include: Bead Lake Trail, June 25-27. Salmo-Priest…

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