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Outdoors blog archive for Oct. 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011


Help needed for Gibraltar Trail construction

TRAILS -- Mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians are gathering in November for another blitz to build an epic trail east of Republic, Wash., -- and they can use more help. "Last October, over a dozen volunteers from Conservation Northwest, Spokane Mountaineers, Washington Trails Association and…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011


A fork-horn mule deer buck -- to small to be legal game for hunters in most of Eastern Washington. (Adam Lynn)

Luckless deer hunter counts his blessings

HUNTING -- Former Spokanite Adam Lynn returns from the West Side every fall to hunt with friends on the opening weekend of Washington's modern rifle deer hunting season. He routinely shows up everyone in his group with his uncanny instinct for where the game will…

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Idaho Fish and Game panel to meet in CdA

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Nov. 9, 10 and 11 in Coeur d’Alene. A public comment period is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. The commission’s routine agenda includes appointing a commission representative to Western Association of…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011



Deja vu: Wolf hunts challenged in court 

PREDATORS -- A group of wolf advocates has requested an emergency halt to wolf hunting in the Rocky Mountains. Although the wolf hunting season has been open for weeks, the prime time for hunters being in the field begins Saturday, with the opening of Montana's…

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Record book confirms salmon fishing is catching on

SALMON FISHING -- The record effort for salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River continues to grow, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department reports. Through September, an estimated 27,490 adult fall chinook have been caught in the lower Columbia mainstem sport fishery from the Rocky…

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MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011





FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011


Western Washington University students out for an overnight sea-kayaking trip to Lummi Island improvise a group shelter out of ground cloths and tent rain flies after they realized they'd forgotten the poles to their tents. (Hillary Landers)

College kayakers live sheltered lives

CAMPING -- Parents love getting notes from their kids indicating they're capable of dealing with adversity -- especially when they maintain their smile while making lemonade from lemons, and inflict comfort and happiness on people around them. Here's a recent email message from my youngest…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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