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Idaho, Montana have surplus of tags for nonresidents

Idaho and Montana still have an unusually good supply of nonresident big-game tags available for the 2012 seasons. Sales of nonresident deer and elk tags have steadily declined in each …


Some hunters barred from new wildlife area

An Asotin County ranch purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last winter is open to public walk-in access this year with the exception of some big-game hunters. …


Cast and blast: Hunters shouldn’t spare the fishing rod

Diversified sportsmen can be conflicted during fall hunting season, since it’s also one of the best times for fishing. Tuna are migrating past the Washington Coast. Salmon are streaming into …


In brief: Disabled hunters sign up for access

ACCESS – Qualified applicants have until Sunday to sign up in a drawing for special access to hunting areas through the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District’s Hunters with Disabilities Program. …


Rules of the off-road for hunters on OHVs

ATVs can drive public land managers crazy during hunting season. “We are most concerned with instances where a hunter drives off trail to scout for game or retrieve game,” said …


Details dictate hunts for East Side deer

Eastern Washington hunters should find decent numbers of deer in the fields and forests this fall, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. However, pay attention to the …


Ups and downs for Eastern Washington elk hunters

Northeastern Washington has gained stature among elk hunters in recent years, with the 2011 elk harvest exceeding the general season take in the fabled Blue Mountains. But that’s likely to …


Idaho sees gain in yearling bucks

Deer hunters should find improved hunting for mule deer in their Idaho strongholds this year, but the pendulum is swing- ing in favor of whitetails. The 2011 harvest of white-tailed …


Fires char BLM areas, Joseph Creek

Wild fires have blackened the prospects for hunting this season in specific areas of Washington and Idaho. Weeks of rainless hot weather in August and September forced state and federal …


North Idaho’s cow elk season eliminated

The 2012 season will go down in history as the first year the Idaho Panhandle has not offered a general antlerless elk hunt somewhere in the region. Even bowhunters are …


Idaho to set rules for tag auction

LEWISTON – Despite frustration and misgivings, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted Thursday to give the department staff permission to set up rules for administering a series of new …


Washington bighorn sheep herds trapped to help others

Bighorn sheep herds in north central Washington are getting new bloodlines. Bighorns near Yakima are being trapped this winter and relocated to boost other herds.


Landers: Some hunters drawing bead on Wash. proposals

Two hunting- related rule proposals being considered by Washington Fish and Wildlife managers have sportsmen squawking like a flock of ravens swarming a carcass. As The Spokesman-Review reported last week, …


Field reports: Visiting snowy owls find roads rough

MIGRANTS – Snowy owls seem to be showing up in ones and twos all over the northern tier of the United States this winter as they migrate from arctic homes …


Some male critters feeling light-headed

It’s the shedding season for the area’s deer, elk and moose. Even the biggest bucks and bulls have been getting rid of their head-gear and looking a lot like the …


No blues in the Blues for elk hunters

Blue Mountains elk numbers have increased over the past few years and are doing quite well in most areas, said Pat Fowler, state biologist in Walla Walla. “Calf survival has …


Whitetails dominate north

Idaho deer tend to be segregated, with the better mule deer hunting in the south two-thirds of the state while whitetails dominate the deer harvest in their core ranges in …


Asterisk needed when hunt guides do the work

Perhaps the day has arrived for the hunting record books to catch up with Major League Baseball. The way trophies are listed needs to be revised. To be fair, the …


Sportmens club Website shows good taste

Tri-Cities hunters tap years of experience in serving all sorts of game meat in style that’s fit for a king.


Itchy trigger fingers need to take pause

Hunters have a responsibility to positively identify their target before they pull the trigger. That doesn’t just mean knowing the target is an animal and not a human, or that …


Odds high despite shorter seasons

Deer and elk hunters can’t procrastinate this year in the Idaho Panhandle. Chances of filling a tag are still high, but they have a lot less time to do it.


Travelers restricted on return

Washington sportsmen who venture out-of-state to hunt big game cannot legally return with certain parts of ungulate species taken in states or provinces where chronic wasting disease has been detected. …


Big-game harassment by antler gatherers increasing

Big-game hunting seasons are closed, but overzealous people scavenging for shed antlers may be harassing elk to death, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists say. Elk weakened by another tough …


Big Horn Show starts Thursday

The live bears, hungry trout and leaping retrievers moving into the Spokane Fair and Expo Center this week will be just a fraction of the attractions at the Big Horn …