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Thursday, August 13, 2020  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 …


Idaho chukars provide bright spot amid mixed bird-hunting prospects

Time to start training for the harshest bird hunting terrain in the region, since chukars may be one of the saving graces in a season of mixed news for upland …


Washington provides only opportunity for grouse slam

Washington is a rare bird for wingshooters looking to bag a “slam.” Forest grouse hunters recognize Washington as the only state that offers a four-bird slam, which was born in …


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, …


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 …


Panhandle waterfowl wonderland for hunters

While the Panhandle has stood out as Idaho’s hot spot for goose hunting, other waterfowl trends are similarly encouraging, said Jim Hayden, Idaho Fish and Game Department regional wildlife manager. …


Good hatch boosts prospects in Washington

Washington waterfowl hunters can look up to prospects for good hunting this fall. Don Kraege, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department waterfowl manager, said ducks appeared to have pulled off a …


Fall turkey outlook good

“I’m not sure what you could do to put a damper on wild turkeys,” said Dana Base, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist in Colville. “The rain and cold weather …


Bad berry crop puts region’s black bears on the prowl

What a difference a year makes for black bear hunters. Last year, Jim Hayden, Idaho Fish and Game Department regional wildlife manager, said the huckleberry crop in the Idaho Panhandle …


Whitetails dominate north

Idaho deer tend to be segregated, with the better mule deer hunting in the south two-thirds of the state while whitetails dominate the deer harvest in their core ranges in …


Don’t be too good at calling

It’s the archery season and the elk rut is in full swing. You set up on a mountain ridgeline, dig out your elk call and blow a beautiful bugle worthy …


No blues in the Blues for elk hunters

Blue Mountains elk numbers have increased over the past few years and are doing quite well in most areas, said Pat Fowler, state biologist in Walla Walla. “Calf survival has …


Elk hunters get chance at Turnbull

Eastern Washington elk hunters are exploring new terrain this year as Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is allowing special-permit hunting for the first time since the 17,000-acre refuge was established in …


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 …