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Outdoors blog archive for Oct. 5, 2011


A ringneck pheasant rooster shows his spring mating colors in Eastern Washington's wintery weather of April 2011. (Rich Landers)

Area bird hunting outlook ripe with hope

UPLAND BIRD HUNTING --Hunters chilled at the thought of what the cool, rainy spring was doing to nesting pheasants and quail in June. Indeed, the pheasant hatch isn’t anything to crow about, but it’s not as bad as hunters may have feared in some areas.…

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The team from, a Spokane-company started by a student team from Gonzaga, participated in the Spokane River Cleanup Oct. 2, 2011 and received a prize for hauling a huge, heavy, phonebooth out of the River, and up a very steep bank.
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Volunteers untrash Spokane River

CONSERVATION -- The 8th annual Spokane River Cleanup last weekend was a big success. There's no official report yet from the Friends of the Falls regarding the amount of garbage the hundreds of volunteers collected to spiff up the river through Spokane Valley down to…

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Bull elk with harem on Hanford Nuclear Reservation in September 2011. (Erika Holmes)

Bull elk takes heat at Hanford

BIG GAME -- We don't think of elk as being creatures game for hot weather, but the elk enjoying the sanctuary of the near-desert conditions on the Handford Nuclear Reservation are doing just fine, thank you. Erika Holmes, who works at the Hanford Site, snapped…

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Time to treat fuel in boats

BOATING -- Check with your mechanic, but most are recommending that you treat your boat gas with at least a water remover, says Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad's Family Guide Service at Chelan. "Especially now when boats are likely to set idle for longer…

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