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Sunday, September 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: hunting

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 …

Hunters beware, rule changes galore

Fall hunting seasons are a long shot away, but the wind direction on opening day couldn’t be more critical for sportsmen in Idaho and Washington than what’s going on this …

Senate backs making hunter information private

Senators voted 30-3 to exempt hunting and fishing license information from Idaho’s public records laws.

Stories unfold during annual Spokane sportsmen’s show

It started 50 years ago with a group of hunters gathering in a room to ogle at its trophy big-game mounts. Since then, the Inland Empire Big-Game Council has become …

Hunter has blueprint for perfect goat hunt

There’s nothing fancy about the mountain goat horns on a cheap plaque, which Chris Culbertson will display this week at the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show. But the effort behind …

Taking a shot at preserving roadless areas

Joe Mirasole and Jeff Holmes said they were in their element. The Spokane County sportsmen had shoved off in a drift boat into a roadless stretch of the Grande Ronde …

Out & About

Priest River family answers the call

Record guns sales boost wildlife programs

Wildlife agencies across the nation will reap some of the profits from record-setting gun sales that spiked from late 2008 and well into 2009 after Barack Obama’s nomination and election …

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Lenice Lake was the most popular and best-performing quality water on Monday’s opener. Triploid trout averaged 19-21 inches with a few up to 24.

Deep budget cuts loom on the horizon

This is a relatively uncomplicated session at the Washington Legislature for hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts. As distracting bills become roadkill en route to the March 11 deadline, everyone’s …

Out & About

Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishers were iced-out of some March 1-opening lakes in the past, but not this year

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 …

Yellowstone wolves decline in ’09

PREDATORS – The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park declined about 23 percent in 2009, a change park biologists say is typical of natural fluctuations for wildlife species. Yellowstone’s …

Hunting + fishing

Fly Fishing Blue-winged Olives were bringing trout to the surface of the Spokane River in town on Wednesday afternoon.

Hard times hit area bighorns

Bighorn sheep, among the most prized big-game animals in the West, are being killed by the hundreds this winter in Western Montana in a desperate effort to contain a disease …

Out & About

Angling site quite a Catch

Idaho wolf advocate posts hunters’ names on Web

A Boise wolf advocate has used a public records request to get the names of hunters who reported killing a wolf in Idaho and posted all 122 names on a …

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Grande Ronde is loaded with fish now, and with good visibility, fly fishermen are doing well. The Methow is fair. Try egg patterns.

Sprague Lake issue stirs debate

Sprague Lake’s value as a fishery and a wildlife sanctuary will be scrutinized next week when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission votes on fishing rule changes. State wildlife biologists …

Out & About

This ‘Souper’ Bowl for women only

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Spokane resident Steve Moss fished Rocky Ford this week, landing five fish in the first 45 minutes beginning at 7:15 a.m. He was throwing a “sparsely tied” No. …