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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016

Boating is popular on the wealth of waters in the Inland Northwest. (The Spokesman-Review)

Marine trade group offers 'Grow Boating' grants 

WATERSPORTS – A grant program has been established for non-profits seeking assistance in promoting boating in the Northwest. The grants are being awarded through the Northwest Marine Trade Association's Grow Boating program, which seeks to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016


Orofino fishing guide Jim McCarthy relishes the moment after netting two Clearwater River steelhead hooked simultaneously.

Idaho Fish and Game aims again at fee hikes

FISHING-HUNTING -- Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again proposing a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees, despite previous resistance from state lawmakers who have refused to advance similar proposals. A feature of the proposal would allow sportsmen...

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Fog sits in a valley near Olympic National Park's High Divide Trail, with glaciated peaks in the background (Associated Press)

Olympic Wilderness re-named for Sen. Dan Evans 

PUBLIC LANDS – Congress has approved a bill that will rename the Olympic Wilderness within Olympic National Park in honor of former Washington Governor and U.S. Senator Dan Evans. The legislation will rename the Olympic Wilderness within Olympic National Park as the “Daniel J. Evans...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

Nolan Stewart won the Junior  Division of the 2016 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Fall Fishing Derby with a rainbow trout that weighed 14.72 pounds and measured 31.75 inches long. (Courtesy)

Big fish meets special needs

FISHING -- The list of winners published last week after the 2016 Lake Pend Oreille Fall Fishing Derby has a lot of untold stories to go along with them. One worth noting is Nolan Stewart, 12, who won the Junior Division with a rainbow trout…

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Anglers fish for spring chinook on the lower Columbia River. (Rich Landers)

Columbia salmon on commission agenda

FISHERIES – Options for the state's reform policy on Columbia River salmon management will be up for public comment during a Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, in Olympia. The commission's meeting agenda also schedules action on a variety…

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016

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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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