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Wednesday, September 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Landers: Last blast favors chukars

The wind was blowing hard enough up the Snake River canyon on Monday morning to rock the pickup after I shut down the engine. The light drizzle splattered the windshield …


Landers: Last blast favors chukars

The wind was blowing hard enough up the Snake River canyon on Monday morning to rock the pickup after I shut down the engine. The light drizzle splattered the windshield …


‘Shoot’ remark was unnerving

Tucson isn’t that far from Spokane. News that a shooter killed six people and gravely wounded an Arizona congresswoman last Saturday surely must have filtered into every nook and cranny …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing With the current melt, it is unlikely any area rivers will be fishable for several days. The Clearwater is projected to hit 16,000 cfs and the Grande Ronde …


Game officials take aim at dense moose populations

A moose wandered into a backyard near the Fernan Lake boat launch, lured by a tempting array of ornamental plants. Both the homeowner and Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies tried to …


Sportsmen offer suggestions for mitigating budget woes

Sportsmen are important in ways that elude much of society, but not the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director. Hunters and anglers boost city and rural economies. They champion …


Safety measures critical, wise winter boater warns

Wind gusts of 26 mph came out of nowhere and whipped up whitecaps on the Snake River. Spray from waves coated ice on my gun, waders, the fur on our …


Out & About

Fish, Wildlife cuts discussed OUTSPEAK – Washington Fish and Wildlife Department Director Phil Anderson is scheduled to discuss legislative proposals for budget cuts and mergers during a public meeting Tuesday, …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River is temperamental in winter, but it can fish well at times. Less than 3,000 cfs and dropping is much better than rising water. Double …


2010 featured recreational abundance

As the economy sputtered and unemployment soared, people flocked to national parks and other outdoor venues and federal stimulus dollars spiffed up trails and campgrounds.


2010 Highlights from the field

A list of anniversaries, tranistion and milestones that highlighted the Inland Northwest outdoors in 2010


Out & About in 2010

A few months after the poorly-attended late-winter Great Western Sportfishing Show closed at the Spokane Convention Center, promoters announced they would not be returning to Spokane, ending a three-year run. …


Hunting and fishing

Trout and kokanee Anglers all over the Lake Roosevelt system are catching limits of trout. This week, positive reports came from Fort Spokane, Seven Bays, Lincoln and Keller. Most are …


Landers: Poachers look for free gifts

Even though it’s the season of giving, there’s no shortage of greedy poachers out there taking more than their share. Normally there’s a little downturn in poaching activity during the …


Rich Landers: Poachers look for free gifts

Even though it’s the season of giving, there’s no shortage of greedy poachers out there taking more than their share.


Out & About: Moose raffle ticket perfect hunter gift

Moose raffle ticket perfect hunter gift OUTBUY – Looking for a foolproof gift for a big-game hunter?


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing If you need a fly-fishing “fix,” Pat Way at Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene said, Rocky Ford is about your only option. He said small nymphs are the …


Bighorn raffle tag winner scores big on a team effort

At 68 years old, Jerry Barron is, in his words, “too damned old to be climbing up mountains in the cold and snow.” But he rose to the occasion this …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Yakima River is providing great winter action for anglers floating the canyon. Double nymph rigs are effective.


Hunting and fishing briefs

Trout Winter lakes Hog Canyon and Fourth of July south of Spokane, and Williams and Hatch to the north, all opened Wednesday, but ice conditions were iffy to poor on …


Wolf negotiations resume, but no consensus

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations today to remove the region’s wolves from the endangered list, but reached no conclusions.


Rich Landers: Wolves always hot topic

Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions.


Out & About

OUTBOUND – Two Coeur d’Alene-based outdoor adventure companies are the ticket for people prompted by this week’s snow and cold to start planning an active getaway. • Sea Kayak Adventures …


North Idaho sheriff denies raffle targets wolves

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho – A northern Idaho sheriff said he is not advocating the illegal shooting of federally protected wolves by offering a hunting rifle and a shovel as the prize …


Hunter faces charges for out-of-season kill

SANDPOINT – An Idaho hunter will be prosecuted for killing a bull moose out of season, authorities said. Prosecutors had not yet decided whether to charge Jeff Jayne, a corporal …


Hunting and fishing

Trout and kokanee Area winter lakes Hog Canyon, Fourth of July, Williams and Hatch will open Wednesday after being closed for rehabilitation last year. Fish biologists Chris Donley and Bill …


Deer hunters in best kind of rut to be in

Hunters have much to be thankful for, especially if they were able to be out whitetail hunting during the past week. I’ve been following the progression of the rut throughout …


Chances slim for wolf bills in this Congress

BILLINGS – Lawmakers from the Northern Rockies say pending bills aimed at getting gray wolves off the endangered species list have little chance of passage this year. A time crunch, …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Amber Lake and Sprague Lake fly fishermen are finding some nice fish in shallow water, on top and near the bottom. Red Bionic Worms are a good choice.


Even lean hunting years produce fertile memories

On Saturday, my wife and I ran our English setters on a prime piece of Palouse farmland that’s been a pheasant factory for decades. Roosters once flourished like roaches at …