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Answering the call

I glare down at my walkie talkie. Not working. Again. I groan quietly, and move the compound bow in my hands as I shove the radio back into my pocket.


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Whitefish angling has improved, particularly on the lower stretches of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene. Copper Johns are a hard fly to beat.


Slip on snow-covered ice may have led to hunter’s fall

A popular Colton, Wash., high school science teacher may have slipped on ice covered by snow and then slid down a cliff to his death, officials said on Monday.


Wet & Wild

Wetlands were drained with the good-riddance stature of dirty bath water around the Inland Northwest in the last century. Now some of them are being restored, in bits and pieces, …


Hunting + Fishing

Fly fishing Rocky Ford Creek near Ephrata is a great place to take large rainbow on a fly when other waters have frozen up. The big rainbow there are suckers …


Washington among states trying to curb bumper crop

The rut is winding down, leaving motorists with one fewer reason for colliding with a deer, elk or moose on the highway. The annual fall mating season, which peaks in …


Out & About

New gear trends on the slopes


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing A Tony’s Special fly has been effective recently for enticing large Rufus Woods rainbow. Anglers say they are seeing numerous 8-plus-pound fish cruising the shallows.


Nature photos should be natural

Digital technology and the Internet have rocketed mankind into a new universe of speed and access to information. Unfortunately, the same technology has made it easier to infect the news …


Biologist makes wildlife a priority for 35 years

He apologized for having a wild-game potluck retirement party Nov. 21 while some hunting and fishing seasons were still under way. “I don’t want to take from anybody’s time in …


Out & About

Salmon warning served in Seattle OUTCRY – Seattle diners who ordered salmon at more than a dozen restaurants last week got their meal with a message: a warning that the …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Bob Jateff, WDFW district fish biologist from Omak, notes a few Okanogan County lakes open for catch-and-keep rainbow trout fishing on Tuesday. Rat Lake near Brewster, and Big …


Wolf plans at different stages

As Wash- ington continues to formulate a wolf management plan and Idaho has extended the first wolf hunting season in decades, Montana wildlife managers are regrouping. Montana’s first fair-chase wolf …


Are you game for eating venison? Cookbook tells how to end doubts

Eileen Clarke is a remarkable package: She can hunt, shoot, butcher, cook and write. The Montanan also is willing to share those skills so the rest of us pilgrims can …


Canoe hunter’s six tested rules

With 35 years of canoe hunting experience under my boat, I have solid list of guidelines learned from my own trial and error and the mishaps of my buddies. Among …


Paddling option

Our hopes were quickly confirmed as we beached our canoes on an island soon after launching on the Missouri River near Fort Benton. We’d removed our lifejackets, readied the dogs …


Out & About

Beasts a burden for fisheries OUTLAW – While road hunters are an issue in modern days, anglers apparently have had their issues with mixing their sport with transportation.


Fishing & Hunting

Fly fishing Bead-head nymphs, streamers and the usual midge patterns are accounting for a lot of big trout at Rocky Ford. Sprague and Amber lakes have also been kind to …


Idaho’s wolf-hunting season extended three months

Idaho’s wolf hunt will be extended through March 31, or until each hunting zone reaches its quota, the state’s Fish and Game Commission decided at a Thursday meeting in Coeur …


Idaho shuts another wolf hunting zone

State officials say hunters have reached their limit for killing wolves in a hunting zone in northern Idaho.


Idaho may consider extending wolf hunt season

Idaho wildlife officials are thinking about extending the wolf hunting season in certain hunting zones across the state.


Out & About

OUTSTANDING – Two rare white sightings came from Montana this fall: An albino black bear – 4 years old and 150 pounds – was captured by Montana Fish, Wildlife and …


Animal lovers should stop sending money to zealots

I took a beating in the letters-to-the-editor pages a few weeks ago for pointing out the threat national-scale animal rights groups pose to the sports of hunting and fishing. Now …


A bird hunter’s affinity for big-running dogs

‘That’s a great bird dog: He hunts real close.” Those two phrases run together in the gun dog world as commonly as closed minds and cranked up E-collars.


Boasts help agents bag braggarts

A big ego is a poacher’s Achilles’ heel. Wildlife enforcement agents are well aware that the greediness that leads to illegally shooting a trophy animal usually is accompanied by a …


Wolf hunting closed in eastern Idaho zone

Hunters reached the five-wolf limit in eastern Idaho’s Upper Snake Wolf Zone, prompting state wildlife managers to close the season there.


Fall hunting camps call for Dutch oven cooking

Aside from a coffee pot, good eating in hunting camp demands only one thing: a Dutch oven. I got my first taste of this art form at a New Mexico …


It takes a special kind to enjoy call of the wild

My wife obviously has a tin ear. She neither appreciates – nor tolerates – the beautiful sounds of nature. Magnificent elk bugles drifting out of the bedroom. Ducks quacking in …


Out & About

Trust preserves another land jewel OUTSTANDING – A conservation easement that will perpetually protect the natural beauty of 503 acres, including 1.5 miles along Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Trail …


Hunting + fishing

Salmon and steelhead If you haven’t planned a steelhead trip for this year, you’ll be kicking yourself come spring barbecue time as we’re not likely to see another run of …