Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 22
Jane Patten took this photo of Linea Jantz riding on Mount Spokane’s Trail 140. Colorful fireweed lines the trail.
Thousands of birds were killed on Aug. 11 when a destructive hailstorm lashed regions northwest of Billings. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the supercell thunderstorm “killed and maimed more than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds at the Big Lake Wildlife Management Area west of Molt.” Molt is about 20 miles west-northwest of Billings, Montana’s largest city.
When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas’ U.S. outdoors
Standing behind the kitchen window, I sipped tentatively from a cup of morning coffee, watching a pair of roosters strut along the eastern side of the garden fence.
More than 4 million people visit Yellowstone National Park every year, but relatively few find their way into the park's 2-million-acre backcountry.
The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.
August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake
Bruce Cunningham took this photo of Gunsight Mountain in the foreground, with Hunt Mountain to the right and Hunt Lake below, in North Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains earlier this month.
Over the course of the summer, more than 800 game cameras spread throughout the woods and mountains of Idaho have been taking photos every 10 minutes. Simultaneously.
It’s hot. My lungs are burning. And everything I thought I knew about fitness is expiring on the waves of ragged breath.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 15
Washington officials killed three members of a wolf pack that are repeatedly preying on cattle in Ferry County.
It was about half past midnight when Russ Fee woke up to the sound of frantic shouts coming from a campsite next to his in Canada’s Banff National Park. From within his tent, he listened, quickly discerning that the voices belonged to a man and a woman. They were screaming for help.
The public is invited to attend a series of committee meetings comprised of members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss the next steps in the review of salmon management on the Columbia River.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Team is looking for information related to the cause of a two-acre fire that was detected on Tuesday near the Priest Lake Ranger District Office.
The two remaining members of the Togo wolf pack will be killed by Washington wildlife officials.
For the past 32 years, the Spokesman-Review has run a popular high school outdoor writing contest. This year we decided to invite the adults.
Because I didn’t take a Klonopin, the California poppies are much brighter, like embers that could ignite the roadside. Still, it seems the ones I’m staring at are not exceptional. The cars and trucks on the two-lane highway continue to pass by them, rolling slowly through the town’s one block, drivers and passengers with eyes forward or downward, their windows up despite the warmth, a changing climate controlled from a plastic dash panel.
The kayak slips through slate-gray water, so still this morning that the only movement comes from the pull of the paddle, the only sounds from an occasional bird trill or cricket chirp. I am at the western edge of a lake whose shape resembles a sea serpent on topographical maps. To my left, several scraggly trees shelter a dusty picnic area; to the right, columnar basalt cliffs rise in two tiers above the water. The prow of the kayak points toward the length of the two-mile lake, nudging through shallow water surrounding a small island. Beyond, the view opens up to the half-mile-wide, twenty-foot-deep body of the sea serpent. Walls of variegated brown basalt enclose the water and reflect a reverse image on its surface.