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MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

Jessica Biltonen, 9, of Potlatch prepares to fire at the air-gun shooting rage at the Big Horn Outdoor Recreation Show. (Rich Landers)

Kids take their best shot at Big Horn Show

SPORTSMEN SHOWS -- Kids were having a blast at the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show today at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. They were catching fish, seeing live bears, punching the bullseyes out of targets with air rifles at the Sportsman's Shooting Gallery,...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016

THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016

The fourth annual Guide Dogs of America Trap Shoot at the Spokane Gun Club on Aug. 20, 2016, attracted 83 shooters. The event was organized by Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 and raised more than $7,500 for charity. (Courtesy)

Local shooting sports have mass appeal

SHOOTING -- Irresponsible shooters who litter the landscape sometimes overshadow legitimate enthusiasts who shoot their rifles, handguns and shotguns in approved facilities with peer-enforced safety codes. Shooting sports are a tradition in the Inland Northwest, where The Spokesman-Review's winter trapshoot has been conducted for a...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

Shooters get a bad reputation in rural areas for using almost anything as a target. (Jeff Clark / U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

Shooting top cause of fires on BLM's Fishtrap area 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The potential for destructive wildfires continues in September, and the region's U.S. Bureau of Land Management areas are especially vulnerable because of their lower elevations. Shooters are being targeted for education about their role in causing wildfires. Of the 13 fires west...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016

SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016



Trapshooters at a range. (The Spokesman-Review)

Shooting range lead cleanup to cost $780K 

SHOOTING -- The U.S. Forest Service is cleaning up soil contaminated by lead at a former shooting range in Washington state. The clean-up is focused on 2 acres of the 7-acre Index Sportsman Club shooting range in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, officials say Shotgun...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016

Paul Brockbank looks down the barrel of a twenty-gauge shotgun in Cabela's Gun Library. The Gun Library features approximately 250 collectable and valuable new and used firearms for sale.   The store, in Lehi, Utah, is similar to the one proposed for Post Falls, near the Idaho-Washington border.   (Christopher Onstott / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho economy big on guns 

FIREARMS -- Guns and shooting are like bread and butter to Idaho's economy, according to a survey. Idaho, Montana ranked in Top 5 for being gun-industry dependent A study done by the financial website, examined states on a number of gun-related factors, including firearms...

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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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