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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Bill would restore hound hunting for cougars 

OLYMPIA -- Fifteen years after Washington voters banned using dogs to hunt cougars, lawmakers want to set permanent hunting seasons allowing licensed hunters to use hounds to track the cats, according to an Associated Press story. The proposed bill, sponsored by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen,...

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Hunter volunteers to help woman with coyote issue

HUNTING -- When the Washington Fish and Wildlfie Department enforcement officer in Pend Oreille County received a call from a woman distressed about coyotes frequenting her yard, he had a cost-effective solution: A hunter. Officer Severin Erickson responded to the coyote complaint in Usk last...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Nuisance moose may get paint job from officers

WILDLIFE -- Washington Fish Wildlife officers have been armed witha new weapon to deal with nuisance moose. Six paint ball guns and accessories valued at more that $1,200 were given to the Spokane region thanks to a donation from the Northwest Sportsman’s Club in Spokane....

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Prolific poacher gets five months in jail

WILDLIFE ABUSE -- The sentence: Just five months in jail for the man investigators say call the most prolific wildlife spree killer in Washington state history. Cody Stearns of Western Washington was caught in an interview by KIRO TV as he left the courthouse last...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

State lands parking pass a tough sell in WA

PUBLIC LANDS -- Washington's budget crisis is leaving lawmakers with the grim prospect of having to close perhaps 100 of the state's parks plus access sites at some recreation areas managed by other state agencies. One of the solution's is a $30 Discover Pass user...

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MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Apply for Idaho turkey, bear hunts by Feb. 15

HUNTING -- The application period for Idaho's spring turkey and black bear controlled hunts is open and runs through Feb. 15. Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 – some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey and bear controlled...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011

WA mandatory hunter reports due Monday

HUNTING -- Washington hunters must file their season's hunting activity report by Monday for each black bear, deer, elk, or turkey tag they purchased in 2010. Whether successful or not, hunters are are required to file the reports by phone or online or face a...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

Sportsmen-related bills entered in Olympia

OLYMPIA -- Here' s a sampling of legislation of interest to sportsmen that's been introduced in the Washington Legislature and is up for major public hearings. It's a version reduced from a list being watched by the Fishing and Hunting Natural Resources Forum. SB 5201...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011

Hunting, fishing fee increase bill introduced

OLYLMPIA -- Legislation was introduced Thursday for the first across-the-board increase in Washington hunting and fishing license fees in 14 years, according to a report by Allen Thomas of the Vancouver Columbian. House Bill 1387 would result in an increase in revenue from hunting licenses...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011

FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

Hunter haunted by local shooting comment 

OUTDOOR ETHICS -- During a public meeting Tuesday in Spokane attended mostly by hunters and anglers, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department Director Phil Anderson was asked why the state isn't more aggressive about killing wolves. Anderson explained the recent federal court ruling that returned the...

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Dining out in the duck blind

WATERFOWLING -- A friend told me today that his fingers were cramping shut after plucking waterfowl from a productive hunt. Been there, done that. Nowadays I tend to breast-out most of my waterfowl. A fun way to use duck legs is in the blind itself....

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011

Oprah gives hunting positive ink

HUNTING MEDIA -- Stories about hunting are routine here in The Spokesman-Review's Outdoors coverage, but a hunting story in Oprah's O magazine is significant news. The December issue of O includes an article by Kimberly Hiss, who detailed her challenges and emotions in deciding to...

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Hunter makes grim impression on teen

HUNTING -- A Darby, Mont., man is going to court for illlegal hunting, but his worst offense might be leaving a teenage volunteer with a negative hunting memory she'll never forget. According to The Ravalli Republic, prosecutors say James E. Robinson, 58, told a high...

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Time to apply for master hunter program

HUNTING -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's Master Hunter Program is accepting applications through Feb. 15. Applicants who complete the requirements and skill testing and demonstrate a commitment to ethical hunting practices qualify for special hunting privileges. The agency offers Master Hunters special big-game...

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