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FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

This is what the Slavin Conservation Area looked like in November, after the grash had grown tall and turned brown heading into winter. Chris Bonsignore, wetlands biologist for Ducks Unlimited, was leading a group through a DU engineered wetlands restoration project on the Slavin Conservation Area, one of more than 20 areas secured by the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program.  (Rich Landers)

Ducks Unlimited banquet March 25 in Spokane

CONSERVATION –The Spokane Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 12th annual fundraising dinner to benefit wetlands conservation in the Pacific Northwest. The event will start at 5 p.m. on March 25 at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane Valley. "This fun, family friendly event...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

A flying flock of teal – bluewing or cinnamon – photographed by Steve Jamsa of Bonners Ferry is the grand prize runner-up in the 2014 Ducks Unlimited photo contest.

Idaho sets migratory bird hunting seasons

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and limits for all ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, doves, and crows for 2016. A new process and schedule, established in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was used this year. It allows...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

Hunting Film Tour Feb. 19 in CdA

HUNTING -- The 2016 Hunting Film Tour is coming to the region this month with 7 p.m. showings: Feb. 19 in Coeur d'Alene at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Feb. 20 in Sandpoint at the Panida Theatre. Feb. 22 in Spokane at the Magic Lantern....

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TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

An image of a common goldeneye painted with uncommon talent by Robert Steiner, an artist from San Francisco, Calif., is the winner of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Bill would raise duck stamp to $25

CONSERVATION -- A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. The current price of $15 was set more than 20 years ago, in 1991. "We appreciate the introduction of a federal duck stamp...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

Hannah Strauss was 12-year-old Sandpoint Middle School student when she signed up for the an Idaho Department of Fish and Game youth waterfowl hunt at the Clark Fork Delta.

Sign up for Idaho youth waterfowl hunting day

HUNTING -- Three mentored waterfowl hunting opportunities for youth aged 10-15 are being organized for Sept. 28, the opening day of Idaho's youth-only waterfowl hunting season. The mentored hunting clinics, sponsored by the Idaho Fish and Game Department and sportsmens groups, take advantage of this...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 2013

Gunner, a yellow Lab, springs into action to retrieve the first geese dropped by North Idaho waterfowl hunters during filming of an episode of the Working Man's Retriever TV series, featuring Dan Hosford, professional dog trainer from Medical Lake, Wash. (Rich Landers)

Details of Washington waterfowl seasons changed

HUNTING -- Amendments to some of the fine print on Washington's 2013-2014 waterfowl hunting seasons have been made by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission and posted on the state agency's website. The changes include changes in limits for ducks such as canvasbacks and scaup...

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Hunters wait for their decoys to lure in flocks of ducks and geese along the lower Coeur d'Alene River.  (Rich Landers)

Idaho sets waterfowl hunting seasons

HUNTING -- Idaho's 2013-2014 waterfowl hunting seasons will include 105 days and a two-day youth hunt, along with some changes in goose seasons and limits, according to action by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Monday. The number of geese that can be taken...

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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

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)

Turnbull Refuge to host youth for waterfowl hunting

HUNTING – Young hunters can apply for a limited-entry youth waterfowl hunt at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge during Washington’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend at the end of September. Applications will be accepted Aug.1-15 from licensed hunters under age 16. Hunters will be allowed to use...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012

Hannah Strauss was 12-year-old Sandpoint Middle School student when she signed up for the an Idaho Department of Fish and Game youth waterfowl hunt at the Clark Fork Delta.

Idaho sets clinics for youth waterfowlers

HUNTING– Registration is underway for the limited number of spots in the annual Youth Waterfowl Hunting Clinics sponsored by the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s Panhandle Region. This year’s clinics are set for Sept. 29, when girls and boys ages 15 and under and their...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

Prosser man wins berth to World Duck Calling contest

WATERFOWLING -- Abel Cortina of Prosser won the premier solo event in the Washington State Duck Calling Championships last weekend, earning a berth in the prestigious World Duck Calling Championships held over Thanksgiving holidays in Stuttgart, Ark. John Plughoff of Yakima dominated goose-calling, winnng the...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

Zack Sawchuk, 12, and his brother T.J. Sawchuk, 10 (right) work on their duck calling during an orientation presented by the Washington Waterfowl Association on Saturday.  (Dan Pelle)

Washington State duck calling contest Aug. 25

HUNTING– The 2012 Washington State Duck Calling Championship is Aug. 25, sponsored by the Washington Waterfowl Association, Yakima Valley Chapter. The event, a qualifier for international competition, will be held at Columbia Park in Kennewick. Contests include: Washington state Duck Calling Championship, open only to...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012


Pintails are judges' choice for 2008 federal Duck Stamp.Illustration by Joe Hautman
 (Illustration by Joe Hautman / The Spokesman-Review)

Wet spring was dream for ducks

WATERFOWL HUNTING -- Preliminary surveys indicate a wet spring is just ducky for waterfowl. While the jury's still out on whether pheasants and other upland birds will produce many young after the wetness that smothered our region during nesting, ducks apparently prospered throughout much of...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011

SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

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