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Outdoors blog elk hunting archive

TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

Bull elk are prized by hunters. (Associated Press)

Idaho losing money as nonresident hunters stay home 

HUNTING -- Idaho Fish and Game Department officials met with state legislators today to let them know there's been no relief in the downturn of nonresident hunters buying hunting and fishing licenses. That's significant because nonresidents pay most of the bills for the state's wildlife...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Don Gunter of Post Falls uses  a tractor to handle the moose he bagged in Nov. 2011. (Courtesy photo)

Fewer moose permits proposed in Idaho 

HUNTING -- Fewer numbers of moose in Idaho have prompted proposals for fewer moose hunting permits as the Idaho Fish and Game Department takes comments on changing moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons and rules for 2013-2014. Proposed changes in moose tags are in...

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

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THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012

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FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012


TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

Moose have become fairly common sights roaming the fringes of North Idaho or Spokane-area communities. Local agencies say they regularly get complaints about moose munching and messing gardens and landscaping, but usually it’s best to leave the big creatures be.  (File)

Idaho Wildlife Summit addresses pressing trends

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho Fish and Game officials have scheduled an Aug. 24-26 conference – with regional and online participation – to get sportsmen and other state citizens to help tackle major challenges facing wildlife management. The Idaho Wildlife Summit, set in Boise, also will...

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Trophy elk hunter tagged for lying, hiring helicopter

HUNTING -- Outback Outfitters guide Jon C. Wick, 46, of Summerville, Ore., and Tod L. Reichert, 72, of Salkum, Wash., have pleaded guilty to criminal violations in a 2007 Blue Mountains elk hunt involving Washington’s coveted “Governor’s tag.” Reichert purchased the Eastern Washington Any Bull...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

Luck of the draw bypasses Landers again

HUNTING -- Washington has completed its drawing for 2012 deer, elk and moose permits. Individual results are available online. Once again I was NOT SELECTED for any of the half dozen or so hunts I put in for. What are the odds of that? Should...

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012


Jim Sutton of Spokane displays arrows with lighted nocks, which he believes should be allowed for hunting in Washington. (Rich Landers)

Washington hunting rules to be set in Olympia

HUNTING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on more than a dozen proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting April 13-14 in Olympia. New rules proposed for adoption include allowing waterfowl hunters to...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012


MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

3 dozen people address commission on hunt rules

HUNTING -- More than three-dozen people testified, mostly on new hunting rules proposed for the 2012-14 seasons, during the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting last Friday and Saturday in Moses Lake. Hunters have passionate feelings on both sides of many of the proposals. Audio...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Corey Jacobsen, six-time world chamption elk caller, has killed a bull in Idaho every year since 1996. (COURTESY OF COREY JACOBSEN / The Spokesman-Review)

Top elk callers crowned by RMEF

HUNTING -- Elk callers from 10 states, led by Oregon, Colorado and Nevada, earned Top honors in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships for 2012. One man from Idaho and one from Washington were in the cream of the crop. Competition was...

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