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Outdoors blog archive for June 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

Dworshak camping 50 percent off in August

To reserve a campsite go online to Non-reservable sites are first-come, first-served. -- Make camping reservations during August weekdays -- Monday through Thursday -- and get 50 percent off at facilities near Dworshak Dam managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dent Acres…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011


Ricky Poon with his German shorthair pointer, left, and Doug Koeing with his English setter start their brace in the Fun Hunt at Espanola on June 18, 2011. (Rich Landers)

Bird doggers compare breeds in Fun Hunt

GUN DOGS -- A black Lab won the battle of the breeds today at the Spokane Bird Dog Association's 2011 Fun Hunt. Among the breeds were German shorthair pointers, springer spaniels, yellow Labs, English setters and German wirehairs. They went head to head in braces…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

Free day coming at National Parks

PUBLIC LANDS -- National parks will be waiving entrance fees on June 21 to celebrate the first day of summer and provide an incentive for families to enjoy the outdoors and national heritage. The Park Service is waiving fees for a total of 17 days…

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Deborah Chan took this picture of white-tailed deer, a doe and fawn, at dusk last month on the Shelley Lake trail.Deborah Chan (Deborah Chan / The Spokesman-Review)

Leave young wildlife alone, officials say

YOUNG WILDLIFE -- Does have been dropping fawns throughout the region. Unfortunately, people are picking some of them up. The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council reports that several people already have called the office asking what they should do with the fawns they found alone in…

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Mikal Moore, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department East Side waterfowl specialist, orchestrates a Canada goose banding project.  (File)

Researchers round up geese around Spokane

WILDLIFE RESEARCH– Biologists and a team of volunteers are herding Canada geese into pens and clamping leg bands on about 1,000 young birds in Eastern Washington for a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife study of goose population trends. The teams were herding geese at…

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Feds fund Northwest national forest colaborative groups

PUBLIC LANDS -- Colaborative groups from nine states -- including Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon -- garnered $22 million for national forest projects last week. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the funding for Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration projects that promote healthier, safer and more…

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Hikers explore the Dishman Hills Natural Area in Spokane Valley. (Rich Landers)

'State of Our Trails' program set for Thursday

TRAILS– Efforts to maintain and develop some of the region’s standout trails will be presented at the annual “state of our trails” program organized by the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition Thursday, 6 p.m., at Mountain Gear Corporate Headquarters, 6021 E. Mansfield in Spokane Valley. (See…

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