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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Grim pheasant news

An early June greeted by prolonged rain and cool weather appears to have dampened the hopes of pheasant hunters in Washington’s far-Eastern counties for the second consecutive year. But partridge …


Landmark youth hunts approach

Potential duck and goose hunters under the age of 16 have the chance of a lifetime in the Idaho Panhandle this month, while a few selected Washington youths will make …


Bow hunter injured in attack by grizzly in Montana

Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear attacked a bow hunter in the southern Gravelly Mountains near Ennis over the weekend.


Wildlife officials suspect third wolf pack

Washington wildlife officials are scouting for what could be the state’s third breeding wolf pack after a gray wolf pup recently was caught in Pend Oreille County near the Canada …


7 youth permitted for first waterfowl hunt at Turnbull refuge

Seven young hunters have drawn permits to get the first shot at waterfowl in the 73-year history of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Their season is Sept. 25-26.


Landers: Before, during and after, hunt can be epic

Big-game hunters, or at least the ones who seem to get the most out of the sport, are adept at building the suspense for weeks and digesting the related outdoors …


Wolf killings likely to expand as agencies seek broad authority

BILLINGS – Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions …


Wyoming not apologetic for thwarting wolf plans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming remains committed to classifying gray wolves as predators that can be shot on sight across most of the state despite complaints that its position will stop …


Idaho adapts to wolf ruling, plans appeal

BOISE – Idaho’s top wildlife officials have agreed to appeal a federal judge’s decision placing wolves back on the endangered species list, but they’ve also agreed to work with the …


Great Burn Wilderness remains subject of debate

The 1910 fires – and significant wildfires that followed into the 1930s – had a devastating hand in bestowing rugged portions of the Bitterroot Mountains with new life.


Landers: Evidence doesn’t support antler restrictions

Looking into the Stevens County-based campaign to set four-point-minimum antler restrictions on white-tailed deer hunts in portions of northeastern Washington, one logical conclusion emerges: Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Douvia …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing A number of Spokane area lakes not necessarily noted for spiny ray are providing some exciting top-water fly-fishing for bluegill. Loon Lake at the public access is a …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Grande Ronde was down to 3,300 cfs on Wednesday – high, but finally fishable. Guide, Rick Hedding says he and his young son, Sam, did an evening …


Hunting + fishing

Rivers in the region have dropped and cleared to great fishing conditions going into the Fourth of July holiday weekend.


Lethal week for Montana wolves

Fifteen gray wolves from five different packs were killed in Montana for preying on livestock between May 17 and May 21, making it one of the deadliest five-day stretches in …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Runoff has the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers running high and turbid. The Coeur d’Alene was soaring toward 6,000 cfs Thursday afternoon. If you must go, try …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Thursday’s rain is likely to foul river fishing, although the Clark Fork was still dropping Thursday morning. Stoneflies were hatching on the Bitterroot.


Luck of draw not always good fortune

The costs could be high for new options in Washington and Montana that allow hunters to submit multiple applications for big-game hunting permits. Savings accounts could take a beating. Ditto …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Fish Lake is a good bet for recently planted tiger trout of about 10 inches. There are larger fish, with holdover tigers running 16 inches and the odd …


Idaho will consider easing wolf hunting regulations

Liberalizing hunting methods for wolves – including the use of traps, bait and electronic calls – will be discussed at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting today. The use …


Idaho Fish and Game to weigh traps, bait in wolf hunts

Liberalizing hunting methods for wolves – including the use of traps, bait and electronic calls – will be discussed at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting Thursday.


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Recent runoff has the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers running high and turbid. If you absolutely need to fish, go high into the watershed. The Clark Fork …


Turkey hunts have drawn a crowd

Either this has been my best wild turkey hunting season, or it’s been a bust. I went into the season on a note higher than a hot hen’s yelp. A …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing McDowell Lake, which opened Saturday, is producing excellent fly fishing for rainbow, most running 18-21 inches. A bloodworm pattern fished near the bottom has proven effective.


A tough sell

Several families with farms south of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge are upset with a long-term state plan to preserve a corridor of wildlife habitat stretching from Chapman Lake south around …


Wildlife Council offers pheasant chicks

OUTDO –The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council will be distributing hen pheasant chicks to people who have facilities to raise 25 or more birds for 8-10 weeks before releasing them into …


Field reports: First elk hunt set at Turnbull

HUNTING – For the first time, big-game hunting is scheduled to occur on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this fall. Hunters can apply for one bull elk permit and 48 antlerless …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Coeur d’Alene River flows started spiking April 15, went out of shape Sunday and continued to build until Thursday. The Clark Fork also is blown out. Patience. Forecasted …


Well-meaning guy puts the ‘pro’ in procrastination

Play the lottery or go outdoors unprepared: Either way, you’re bucking the odds. I’ll admit that fishing Rock Lake became a little less adventurous since my buddy, Dick Rivers, finally …


Study: Elk more likely to flee humans than wolves

Elk respond more strongly to threats from humans than from wolves, and they are more likely to flee for protected refuges if there are hunters in the area, a recent …