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Sunday, August 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Field reports: Elk Foundation boosts state habitat

CONSERVATION – Wildlife conservation projects in 17 Washington counties have been selected to receive grants totaling $186,270 from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this year. Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, …


The number’s up for some hunters

Big-game hunters who enter Washington’s lottery drawings for 2010 special-hunt permits will have new twists to figure into their application strategies. The Fish and Wildlife Commission last week approved a …


Spring bear hunters a special breed

While most big-game hunters are prowling their permit applications, a hardy few are in the field. They’re out for bear, the region’s only big-game animal that has both a fall …


Wild turkeys stand out as weather survivors

Wild turkeys are the comeback champions in the Inland Northwest. While two tough winters and springs previous to this year hammered the region’s popular hunting species – including deer, elk, …


Hunting + fishing

Fishing derbies Three popular fishing derbies are coming up:


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing North Fork Coeur d’Alene River trout have been feeding consistently throughout the day. Skwalas and golden stones are out, and there is always the chance of an afternoon …


Farmers deserve help with critters

Running a soup kitchen for wildlife is a cost of doing business for farmers and ranchers. But the charitable feeling deteriorates when critters gang up on a place.


First wolf-hunting season a success, official says

Today, Idaho closes the first regulated wolf-hunting season in the lower 48 states, and state Fish & Game officials are calling it a success. “I’d be severely disappointed if we …


Learn skills to bike in traffic

OUTPEDAL – Bicycle commuters can put skill and safety on their side by enrolling in one of the upcoming “Smart Cycling, Traffic Skills 101” courses, created by the League of …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene is hot, said Mike Beard at Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene. He said there is no need to go up high as excellent …