Count the annual Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby among the casualties of declining steelhead runs over the past four years.
Snow in September? Not welcome news for many. But for dedicated powder hounds, a late-September snowstorm that deposited nearly 2 inches in Spokane meant powder turns up high.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 3
Stan Snow saw this mother and baby moose while riding along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes in late August. “I just happened to see these two beautiful creatures taking a siesta on a warm summer day,” he wrote. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved a whitetail management plan that will place more emphasis on collecting and tracking biological data for the species that some say has been given short shrift in the past.
In the arid land east of Spokane – punctuated by channels and basins carved by ancient hydraulic cataclysm – Washington biologists discovered a rare and beautiful genetic mutation in late August: A northern leopard frog with blue spots.
A grizzly bear that attacked an Ohio archery hunter on Tuesday was apparently injured when the man fired several rounds from a handgun, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks press release.
Grizzly bears have been spotted near Idaho’s Schweitzer Ski Resort this summer, a first for the big bruins in Idaho’s Selkirk range.
Four hours from Spokane, Montana’s Blodgett Canyon offers the magic and adventure of the Cascades. All without the crowds. On Labor Day a friend and I canceled our Cascade plans, instead heading east to Blodgett Canyon – just one of several canyons that cuts into the eastern flanks of the Bitterroot Range.
The inaugural Jess Fest will be held Saturday, bad weather and all.
Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing, with the exception of the Hanford Reach.
A fundraising effort started by Spokane fly fisherman has raised more than $37,000 as of Tuesday.
Have deer gotten heavier, or am I just getting weaker? That question was rhetorical. I don’t want you to tell me how weak I am.
Members of the Grouse Flats wolf pack, in Southeast Washington, will be killed by state wildlife officials.
The Old Canoeist was a much younger man the last time he did a big river trip in a solo boat, so he had his doubts about paddling an 81-mile wilderness stretch of the Salmon River earlier this month.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 26
William Siler took this photo of a Cooper’s hawk taking a break on the South Hill on Sept. 7. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.
A fourth hunter has been injured by a grizzly bear in less than 10 days in the Gravelly Mountains in southwestern Montana.
A bad year for anglers got even worse Friday, when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to close steelhead fishing in the Clearwater River basin and on a short section of the Snake River near Lewiston.
A nonprofit dedicated to getting kids outside is offering a free class on Oct. 5.