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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016

Anglers land sockeye while fishing in Lake Wenatchee. (courtesy)

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishing closes Sept. 5

FISHING -- Fishing for sockeye salmon will close Monday after sunset, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced. Here's the rest of the info the agency posted about the Chelan County fishery. Reason for action: The majority of adult sockeye salmon currently in Lake…

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Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River. (Joe Jaszewski / The Idaho Statesman via AP)

Idaho sockeye get boost at Snake River dams

FISHING – Structural changes at two Snake River dams in Washington are helping more endangered sockeye salmon make the trip upstream to central Idaho this year, federal officials say. Here are details from the Associated Press: The permanent system at Lower Granite Dam and a...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016

More than 300 wild reindeer were killed by lighting in Hardangervidda, central Norway on Aug. 26, 2016 in what wildlife officials say was a highly unusual massacre by nature. This image made available by the Norwegian Environment Agency on Aug. 29, 2016, shows a portion of the carnage.  (Havard Kjotvedt / Norwegian Environment Agency, NTB scanpix, via AP)

Lightning strike kills 323 reindeer in Norway

NATURE -- Lightning took a reindeer herd by storm on Friday. More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed during a thunder storm in central Norway. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area…

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Fish Washington" logo. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Washington hunting, fishing license sales resume

HUNTING/FISHING -- Washington has resumed sales of hunting and fishing licenses after customer information was compromised by a hacker last week. The licenses are available as usual from license vendors, although online sales remain shut down at this point. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016

Hiking from Pyramid Lake to Ball Lake in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains (Nancy Dooley / Idaho Conservation League)

North Idaho hiking, paddling trips continue

GROUP TRIPS -- Hiking, paddling and birding in the Panhandle are featured in the 10th annual Summer Adventure Series of group outings led by the Idaho Conservation League. The 10 excursions kick off Saturday with a paddling trip from Sam Owen Campground on Lake Pend...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016

THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 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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