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Outdoors blog archive for Feb. 2015

SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2015

FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015

A cutthroat trout from Kelly Creek in the Clearwater National Forest of Idaho. (Rich Landers)

Clearwater Collaborative says working together works

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Clearwater Collaborative, a working group of various interests, from recreation and conservation to the timber industry, has issued a report listing its accomplishments in working out management issues for the Clearwater-Nez Perce National Forests. Even though some will say they come...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2015

Oregon wolf packs at the beginning of 2015 are charted in the state's 2014 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report.  (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Report: Oregon wolves multiplied, expanded in 2014 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Oregon has released its draft 2014 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report and it's available online. The report, required by the federal government for states dealing with gray wolf recovery, includes the 2014 update for Oregon’s Wolf Population. Nine wolf packs...

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Fly fishermen work the waters of the Missouri River near Wolf Creek, Mont., a stretch popular for trout fishing. Researchers say the overall size of the trout is remarkably large.  (File Associated Press)

Montana to survey Missouri River anglers

FISHING -- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will interview anglers starting in March 2 on the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade to get a better idea of angler usage and their opinions about the popular trout fishing river. The creel...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2015

Cascade Mountain Men hold 50th annual show

SHOOTING -- The 50th annual Muzzleloading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show sponsored by the Cascade Mountain Men is set for March 7-8 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Wash. The event is billed as a pre-1840's Walmart with some 300 tables filled with all...

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MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2015

SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 2015

Tundra swans risk their lives visiting the Silver Valley, as mining waste pollution kills some of them every year. (File)

Tundra swans flocking to region's open water

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Recent unseasonably warm weather has invited birds into the region, including tundra swans that are finding open water from eastern Washington into the Silver Valley of North Idaho. Their migration farther north isn't likely to kick into high gear for awhile, but...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015

A wolf photographed by a trail camera on at 8:58 a.m. on April 30, 2011, by Western Transportation Institute.  In July, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department said DNA evidence confirmed that a fourth documented wolf pack had been confirmed in Washington. A radio-collared wolf helped them peg the pack in Kittitas County. It's been called the Teanaway Pack. (Western Transportation Institute)

Wolf bills debated in Washington Legislature 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- House and Senate committees in the 2015 Washington Legislature considered bills Wednesday to deal with the issue of livestock-killing wolves in eastern Washington, according to a report by Jacob Rummel of Washington State University's Murrow News Service The bills are aimed at...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015

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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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