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Outdoors blog archive for Oct. 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers take blood samples from one of eight infected ewes captured by helicopter net gunners on Oct. 8, 2014, along the Grande Ronde River. 
the ewes will be transported to a South Dakota State University facility for research on a strain of pneumonia that's been deadly to the bighorn sheep in the Hell's Canyon area.   Courtesy photo (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Hells Canyon bighorns removed for disease study

WILDLIFE -- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers used helicopter net gunners Wednesday to capture eight infected bighorn ewes along the Grande Ronde River. The wild sheep are to be transported to a South Dakota State University facility for research on pneumonia outbreaks that…

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A sea kayaker pulls in for a break near Lime Kiln Point, a 36-acre Washington State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The day-use park is a popular destination for island visitors and bicyclists. It's known as a standout land-based facility for viewing whales.  (Rich Landers)

Don't forget sea-kayaking basics 

WATERSPORTS -- Fall is a fine time for sea kayaking around the region's waters, from Fishtrap Lake to the San Juan Islands. Even if you're an experience paddler, it's always wise to review the the basics of paddling safety Here are seven reminders from Boat…

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