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Outdoors blog archive for Feb. 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017

MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017

Map shows wolf packs and wolf activity documented at the end of 2015 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Hunting of 'problem' wolves proposed in Oregon 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A modest state proposal that would allow hunters to shoot "problem wolves" in Oregon on a case-by-case basis is, predictably, raising the hackles of people who hang on to the notion that wolves are above be managed. This mentality will not lead...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017

Gear designed for two. (Courtesy)

Outdoor Valentines should think long term

OUTDOOR RELATIONSHIPS -- More than 34 years ago, my fiance and I walked into Dodson's Jewelers in Spokane and bought the rings we'd put on during our upcoming wedding. We walked out the door and drove to what was then the Eddie Bauer Bargain Basement...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017

 (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Lake Roosevelt water levels forecast posted

WATERSPORTS -- The revised forecast has been released for water levels at Lake Roosevelt this spring as water managers predict how how much the Columbia River reservoir will be drawn down to accommodate spring runoff and how fast it will refill to summer elevations of...

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The aftermath of a chilly fishing morning on the Columbia River near Kennewick on Feb. 7, 2017. (Tony Warren)

Relentless winter tests anglers' mettle

FISHING -- Tony Warren's photo above showing iced up fishing gear after a morning of jigging on the Columbia River at the Tri Cities says a lot about the trials anglers have suffered this winter. Ice fishermen are whistling a sweet tune with their numb...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017

Checkerboard forest management stands out in this Jan. 4, 2017, image photographed from the International Space Station. (NASA)

Priest River checkerboard forestry vivid in NASA photo 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The checkerboard forestry management on Idaho state lands just south of Priest Lake stands out in a winter photo from NASA. "An astronaut aboard the International Space Station observed this distinctive checkerboard pattern alongside the Priest River in northern Idaho," says NASA's...

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MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017

SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

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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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