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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 2014

Fly tying clinic at Silver Bow Fly Shop.

Learn how to tie up a nymph

FLY FISHING -- Here's the scoop on a fly tying clinic coming up next week at Silver Bow Fly Shop: NW Top Nymphs Fly Tying What: Learn the best nymph patterns for the Spokane and other area rivers. When: Feb 18 6-8:30pm Instructor: Wayne Jordan…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

Safari Club International.

Safari Club sets conservation banquet

HUNTING – The Inland Empire Chapter of Safari Club International will hold its 32nd annual benefit dinner and auction on March 15 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley. The banquet includes door prizes and a variety of raffles and auctions with chances to…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12, 2014

TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 10, 2014

FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

A captured 17-pound female lynx in the Idaho Panhandle's West Cabinet Mountains, Jan. 27, 2014. A satellite tracking collar will allow biologists to determine the animal's home range, assess reproductive status, and provide land managers with important information of how lynx use the local landscape.  (Photo courtesy of Michael Lucid /  Idaho Department of Fish and Game  )

Canada lynx trapped in Cabinet Mountains 

Two trappers in Idaho’s Cabinet Mountain range had an unexpected catch last week. The snarling critter they had live-trapped was slightly smaller than a bobcat, with tufted ears and big, furry feet. It was Canada lynx, a rare and secretive forest cat. The trappers called…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2014


Columnist Cheryl-Anne Millsap was able to catch this porcupine wandering through a Spokane residential neighborhood. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Down to EarthNW Correspondent)

Test your knowledge of porcupines

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The porcupine doesn't get much press. Unless it's eating the bark off one of your trees or adorning your dog's nose with quills, you might never know that one is around. The latest issue of Wildlife Express, an Idaho Fish and Game…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014

In this an undated file product image released by GoPro shows the GoPro digital camera mounted on a ski helmet, a hot item on ski slopes and other settings. Helmet cams have become so ubiquitous that they are "almost the norm" at Steamboat Ski & Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Associated Press)

Program helps you know your GoPro

OUTSHOOT – A free clinic on using a GoPro camera to capture outdoor adventure action is being offered by REI at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The program will focus on the popular camera's user interface, video capture, image settings and accessories. Pre-register:…

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MONDAY, FEB. 3, 2014

Wild turkey gobblers strut among hens on April 11, 2012. (Courtesy photo)

Idaho spring hunt applications coming due

HUNTING -- Sportsmen have until Feb. 15 to apply for Idaho's spring black bear controlled hunts and until March 1 to apply for controlled wild turkey hunts. Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15, with some controlled hunts opening later. Turkey youth…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014

Letter-writing party to oppose Upper Lochsa plan

Several groups opposed to the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange are hosting a letter-writing party to Idaho's congressional delegation beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb 6) at the Garden Lounge in Moscow. The proposed exchange would trade 40,000 acres of commercial timberland owned by Western Pacific…

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