WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- The family of a man who was gored to death by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park last year is suing the Park Service, the Associated Press reports. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Tacoma by the Messina…
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2011
TRAILS -- The U.S. Senate voted 60-38 to reject Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky) amendment to siphon the only dedicated source of funding for walking and biking trails into bridge repair projects. "The amendment was opposed by both Democrats and Republicans, important news as we head…
FLY FISHING -- Volunteers from the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club scheduled a work-and-play day at Bayley Lake in Stevens County last Thursday and found plenty to do. Beavers had taken over the inlet stream where the club members had worked with state wildlife biologists…
RIVERS -- If your upcoming Veterans Day weekend plans include a road trip for fishing or visiting on the opposite side of the Snake River, you may want to take advantage of a rare opportunity to drive across Lower Granite Dam on Monday. Most U.S.…
HUNTING -- Idaho is in the second year of allowing handguns to be used during short-range deer seasons. Beginning last year, the use of handguns using straight-walled center-fire cartridges not originally developed for rifles was approved for use in big-game short-range weapon hunts, Idaho Fish…
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011
FISHING -- The movement of steelhead over Lower Granite Dam has slowed way down, but more than 167,000 of the fish have climbed over the dam and are making themselves available to anglers throughout the upper system.
FISHERIES -- Earlier this month fishery officials in Canada and the U.S. confirmed the deadly infectious salmon anemia had been found for the first time in wild Pacific salmon. The disease was found in two sockeye salmon smolts off British Columbia. "This is the same…
OUTDOOR GEAR – The annual Sports Swap organized by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is set for Saturday at the Red Barn in Winthrop. Here's a tip: Some great gear from bicycles to nordic skis and all the accessories changes hand at cheap prices…
CONSERVATION -- The Dream Trail through the Dishman Hills from Appleway south past Tower Mountain and Big Rock is one step closer to being a dream come true. On Friday, the land transactions were completed with the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association selling the 80…
STEELHEADING -- Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River turned on recently and has been incredible the past week with lots of double digit days, reports Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Adventures based in Riggins, Idaho. For the week of Oct. 23-30, she said her boats…
HUNTING -- Tickets for Washington’s 2012 raffle tag go on sale Tuesday (Nov. 1). The $10 tickets are a good deal, and they make a good gift for a big-game hunter. The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is selling the tickets on behalf of the Washington…
ARCHERY -- This photo is going around the Internet. Although I cannot verify it since there are no contacts or specifics, I agree it illustrates a point of caution needed when trying out archery equipment. The photo reportedly was taken on a cell phone after…
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.