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Top Landers Outdoors Blog posts in 2015

I love huckleberries,
I love huckleberries," says Vickie Sienknecht, who picked this bunch of beauties in August 2014. (Courtesy file photo to SR: Vickie Sienknecht)

OUTDOORS -- The most-viewed post on my Outdoors Blog in 2015 – indeed, the top originally written post by any of the newspaper bloggers -- was an April Fools Day story entitled “Huckleberry picking to be banned in Idaho Panhandle Forests.”

For those of you still pondering that one, YES it was a joke. 

The viral interest in the post indicates how seriously Inland Northwesters take their right to pick huckleberries.

Other most-viewed Outdoors posts in 2015 include:

2. Huge swath of North Idaho North of I-90 close because of wildfires.

3. Hunters may be tapped to kill Montana bighorn herd.

4. Sockeye salmon suffer infections in warm Columbia River.

5. Ducks Unlimited dumps credibility along with writer who criticized donor.

6. Montana changes big-game tagging law after elk hunter cited.

7. Lolo wolves killed to give famous elk herd a break.

8. Bull elk battle to the death east of Coeur d’Alene.

9. Chewelah man, Trophy State of Mind video host, convicted of illegal hunting in Montana.

10. She does it again! Anish sets self-supported Appalachian Trail hiking record.

11. Salamander spotlights ignorance of Idaho lawmakers.

12. Photo shows Hog Canyon Lake littering suspect.

13. Video proof: Getting too close to moose is stupid.

14. Whopper rainbow caught in NF Clearwater River.

15. Well, well, guess where I found my lost hunting dog?

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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