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100 years ago in Spokane: Sportsmen target magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls along county roads to help preyed-on birds

Spokane sportsmen declared war on the so-called “enemies of game birds.” They planned to go gunning for magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls, which they believed to prey on the …

In brief: North Idaho College floats open-to-public beach party

North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans, and awarding scholarships, too, at the school’s annual beach party, which is open to …

Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse

OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …

Grouse strut stuff in spring spectacle

Party-like dancing, strutting and squabbles for the attention of females is underway throughout the West this month, not just in taverns, but also in the grasslands and sagebrush landscapes.

Spruce grouse does it privately

May was a mere seven hours old and a veil of fog hugged the ground. But even in the dim early light, it was clear spring had fully sprung in …

Heritage birds: ‘Grouse an icon of the open landscapes’ of Evergreen State

The annual shows that inspired Native American dancers centuries ago are underway on Washington’s grasslands, sagebrush prairies and mountain foothills. Grouse are strutting on their stages to fan their tails …

Sage grouse conservation efforts huge

Knowing that the 1993 listing of the spotted owl as a threatened species hurt the logging industry, ranchers are getting aboard efforts to head off restrictions to their livelihoods. The …

Victim identified in Okanogan County shooting death

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office identified the grouse hunter shot and killed in a remote area of Central Washington on Monday as 52-year-old Michael R. Carrigan.

North Idaho-trained photographer focused on saving endangered species

In 1993, an immigrant fresh from Thailand enrolled at North Idaho College and studied two courses that changed his life. “First I had to learn English as a second language,” …

Bringing back Washington’s prairie grouse

Prairie grouse, formerly abundant in the sage-steppe regions of Eastern Washington, are slowly improving from the brink of extirpation with the help of other states. During the grouse breeding period …

Out & About: More highlights in 2011 outdoors

OUTFIELD – Notable additions to last week’s 2011: The Year Outdoors:

Why are ruffed grouse taking a shine to retired North Idaho men?

Ruffed grouse have been taking a shine to graying men in North Idaho. Newspaper stories have featured two men who’ve developed close relationships with the normally shy forest grouse.

Landers: Turkeys can’t take full blame for grouse decline

Grouse hunters peg the blame on non-native wild turkeys. While turkeys have boomed in recent decades, native forest grouse have declined. That’s proof enough for some hunters.

Landers: Grouse woes go beyond turkeys

Grouse hunters peg the blame on non-native wild turkeys.

OK to grouse about grouse

Although they have virtually no money for formal surveys, Washington biologists speculate that forest grouse populations have been lower than average in the past few years. The harvest of ruffed, …

Priest River man bonds with personable grouse

The relationship blossomed in October in the elk hunting blind Pete Renkert had set up not far from his house in the woods near Priest River. “I’m not what you’d …

Hunting swift targets

Hunting seasons for some of the smallest and most difficult targets in the Inland Northwest opened on Sept. 1. Mourning doves and forest grouse already are fair game in Idaho …

Seasons open for small game in two states

Hunting seasons for some of the smallest and most difficult targets will open Tuesday in the Inland Northwest. Mourning doves and forest grouse will become fair game in Idaho and …

CRITTER WATCH: Something to grouse about

April is no time to grouse around if you’re a grouse. Sharptails are dancing and sage grouse are booming on the prairies of Idaho, Montana and Washington. Ruffed grouse are …