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Giant current ripples  southwest of Fairchild Air Force Base  were produced during the catastrophic Ice Age outburst floods when  the ice dam containing Glacial Lake Missoula failed. (Courtesy Kiver / The Spokesman-Review)

Ice Age Floods lectures, field trips coming up

GEOLOGY – The local chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute is involved in three public educational events this month. Friday, May 6, lecture -- “Spokane Before, During, After Glacial Lake Missoula Outburst Megaflood,” 7 p.m., Lair Auditorium, Building 6, Spokane Community College. Free. Details:...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2014

Duck hunting poster.

You bagged a banded duck; now what? 

Q. I shot a mallard recently that had an aluminum band around its leg. How do I report it? A. To report the band, call toll-free to 1-800-327-2263 (BAND) or report online. You can keep the band, as most duck hunters want to do. The...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

Canada geese snack in a snowy farm field north of Moscow, Idaho in January 2009.  (Geoff Crimmins / Associated Press)

Idaho sets waterfowl hunting seasons

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved waterfowl hunting seasons and limits for 2014-2015. The upcoming season should be productive as waterfowl populations are thriving in North America, Idaho wildlife managers confirm. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service establishes frameworks for season...

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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

A trumpeter swan tends one of its cygnets on Middle Pine Pond in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on June 30, 2013. (Carlene Hardt)

Photo: Turnbull trumpeters tending to young

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Photographer Carlene Hardt and numerous other wildlife watchers have been watching trumpeter swans at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Cheney as they raise their young that hatched last month. Here's the photo and the note she sent this week after spending...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013



A flock of pintail ducks in flight. (Jaime Johnson)

Migrating waterfowl making a buzz at Turnbull

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Migrating waterfowl are providing plenty of noise and action for birdwatchers visiting Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this week. Here's today's report from Mike Rule, refuge wildlife biologist: For the past week there have been over 100 white swans on Turnbull National Wildlife...

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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

Cody Hoseth, 16, of Mead, demonstrates to his stepbrother, Joey Zemke, 13, and Zack Sawchuk, 12,  behind Zemke, how difficult a shot it would be if waterfowl landed to the right of their hunting blind at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.  (Dan Pelle)

Youths get shot at Turnbull ducks

HUNTING -- For the second time since 1937, youngsters can apply for limited permits to participate in a two-day youth waterfowl hunt this fall at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will restrict the hunters under 16 to about eight hunting...

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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

Join local experts on nature hikes

NATURE -- Get more out of a walk in the woods by joining a group hike with a nature-related group. Here are two good upcoming options: Saturday, Bird Walk with Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Join Marian Frobe, 8 a.m.-noon, for a walk around...

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Rafael Izquierdo-Spencer monitors bluebird nesting progress at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge last spring during one of the bi-weekly field trips with other Discovery School second-graders. 
 (Photo by Lorna Kropp / The Spokesman-Review)

Friends of Turnbull benefit March 27

CONSERVATION -- The 4th annual dinner and auction fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is set for March 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. in Spokane. The events helps fund Turnbull’s environmental education...

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