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THURSDAY, AUG. 3, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

Ranger, age 1, meets porcupine, for the second time. (Rich Landers)

Pup learns about porcupines the hard way 

HUNTING DOGS -- Ranger, my Brittany pup, appears to be one of those slow learners when it comes to porcupines. The photos show his first encounter two weeks ago and his second encounter on Saturday. The first amounted to one quill that I pulled out...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016

THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016

Ranger's first exposure to game birds is a homing pigeon launched out of reach by trainer Dan Hoke. (Rich Landers)

Ranger goes to bird dog school

HUNTING -- Around 12 weeks old, after all vaccinations were completed, our Brittany pup, Ranger, was introduced to live birds. He joined a pair of German shorthair pups owned by trainer/breeder Dan Hoke of Dunfur Kennel near Cheney. The shorthairs have been stars in every...

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Ranger discovering the world on a puppy romp through the woods. (Rich Landers)

Ranger: Puppy romps initiate discovery

HUNTING -- When choosing a pup from a litter of well-bred bird dogs, "Don't overthink it," says Dan Hoke, professional dog trainer and breeder at Dunfur Kennel near Cheney. A lot of great dogs develop after being the last of the litter to be picked,...

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A Brittany gets the message that rattlesnakes aren't toys during a snake avoidance clinic.   (Eric Wesselman)

Snake aversion clinics for dogs get thumbs up

HUNTING DOGS -- Dog owner participant reports from recent snake avoidance clinics in the region have been positive. Eric Wesselman took his Brittany and reported it was "a really a good experience." "Thanks for putting the heads-up in the paper," he said. "Our little guy...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016


FRIDAY, NOV. 27, 2015

SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2015


TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

Rattlesnake (Jaime Johnson /

Rattlesnake aversion clinic offered for dogs

HUNTING DOGS -- A rattlesnake aversion clinic for dogs is being offered June 26 in Lewiston by California-based Natural Solutions. The clinic is being promoted by Lewiston-area resident Shelly DeAtley, who lost her dog to a rattlesnake bite two years ago. "This is the second...

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MONDAY, JAN. 19, 2015

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TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

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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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