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Eli Francovich
OUTDOORS REPORTER
Eli Francovich elif@spokesman.com (509) 459-5508

Eli Francovich joined the Spokesman Review in 2015. He currently is the Outdoors reporter for the SR.


Most Recent Stories

Nov. 15, 2019, 6 a.m.
On Nov. 1, a Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed three of four claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands in November 2018.

Nov. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
Spokane couple complete 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, overcoming snow, storms and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Nov. 11, 2019, 6:08 p.m.
The Bower Climbing Coalition raised more than $10,000 at its annual fundraiser last Sunday.

Nov. 11, 2019, 6:01 p.m.
A photo caption in Thursday’s outdoors section may have led some readers to believe that winter camping on Mount Spokane is allowed with no caveats.

Nov. 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
It’s November. Stay vigilant. As the temperature drops and the days grow short, vehicle-deer collisions increase. It’s a yearly cycle driven by biology, infrastructure, hunting and the time change.

Nov. 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
A measure restricting statewide vehicle registration fees will hamper efforts to reduce deer-vehicle collisions in the Okanogan Valley.

Nov. 8, 2019, 12:29 p.m.
The Banff Film Festival is just around the corner. As usual, attendees can expect a varied, interesting viewing experience.

Nov. 8, 2019, 12:26 p.m.
The anglers at Silver Bow Fly Shop will offer a series of fly tying courses on Saturday and Nov. 16.

Nov. 7, 2019, 6 a.m.
Snow camping is the perfect way to

News >  Spokane
Nov. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
As Lake Coeur d’Alene’s overall health continues to deteriorate, Idaho Gov. Brad Little ordered a third-party review of the data on Wednesday.

Nov. 4, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
The chance to comment on how Washington’s gray wolves should be managed once they are no longer a state endangered species has been extended until Nov. 15.

Nov. 4, 2019, 6 a.m.
Nearly $9 million dollars in state money will pour into regional recreation and conservation projects over the next two years.

Nov. 3, 2019, 6 a.m.
The boys kicked the 90-foot tall, dead tree, tempting the widow-maker with each stomp, caught in the exuberance of outdoor adventure.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 3, 2019, 4 a.m.
Wolves are thriving in Washington, with their populations growing an average of 28% per year. But tolerance for wolves is, in Daniel Curry’s view, on the ropes. And every time a wolf kills a cow or the state kills a wolf, the divide widens. By working to defuse conflicts, he’s hoping man and wolf can learn to live together.

Nov. 2, 2019, 6 a.m.
The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management association and the First Hunt Foundation combined efforts to raise $196 and about 600 pounds of food for the Cheney Food Bank on Oct. 19.

Nov. 1, 2019, 11:25 a.m.
The Northwest’s salmon and steelhead fisheries are on the ropes. Passionate anglers and hunters are doing what they can.

Nov. 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
It’s a pose to which any cat owner can relate.

Oct. 31, 2019, 6 a.m.
It’s shoulder season. Which means Spokane-area hikers and outdoor enthusiasts are looking for something to do in that awkward, sometimes hard to fill time between warm weather hiking and cold weather winter sports. The 8.5-mile Liberty Lake Loop trail offers a good option.

Oct. 29, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
In July, Craig Schwyn completed the Tour Divide, a grueling 2,745-mile bike-packing race. The self-supported race took the 60-year-old Spokane resident 25 days, 15 hours and 49 minutes to complete.

Oct. 29, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
The Glacier National Park Conservancy will be hosting an event in Spokane on Wednesday.

Oct. 24, 2019, 6 a.m.
The second weekend of the general deer hunting season in Northeast Washington was, like the first, slow.

Oct. 24, 2019, 6 a.m.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission put the brakes on a plan to remove statewide bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.

Oct. 20, 2019, 6 a.m.
Summer is over and fall is in full swing (with a dose of winter for good measure). Which means its time for area high school students to rev their writing engines.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 20, 2019, midnight
How did a species that didn’t exist in the Inland Northwest less than a lifetime ago, and was on the verge of extinction throughout the continent, become so ubiquitous? The answer starts thousands of years ago. In Mexico.

Oct. 18, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to hear updates on wolf, cougar and bear management, and a number of proposed revisions to fishing regulations on Friday and Saturday.