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Wolf plan meeting Tuesday in Spokane

ENDANGERED SPECIES – Public comments will be heard in Spokane on Tuesday on a recently released draft management plan with guidelines for removing gray wolves from Washington’s state endangered species …


Pheasant funds aim at habitat

It’s likely to be a long journey, but the days of good pheasant hunting in Eastern Washington could return. As the 2009 season opens this weekend, hunters are discovering a …


Hunting revenue slumps

BOISE – Instead of raising more revenue, a fee increase hitting out-of-state hunters and anglers has resulted in less money flowing to the Idaho Fish and Game Department this year. …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Methow’s Miller Hole opened up on Wednesday. This is the easiest piece of the Methow to fish, and just about as close to a sure thing as …


Private landowners give lift to hunters

Late summer through early fall is a humbling period for hunters as we endure the bittersweet ritual of asking for permission to hunt on private land. The effort is riddled …


Lost hunter found in CdA National Forest

A 29-year-old hunter is recovering after spending a night lost in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest.


Wolf plan to get public hearings

A draft management and conservation plan released recently for gray wolves in Washington presents a blueprint for ushering the predators through their gradual revival to eventual delisting from state endangered …


Out & About

Luck of the draw in Alpine Lakes OUTLAST – For the first time in seven years, Donna Larsen did not draw a coveted permit to camp in the Enchantment Lakes …


Pacelle’s HSUS again shows distasteful image to world

Washington’s general deer hunting season opens Saturday. Thousands of photos will be snapped to preserve the memories of hard work, fabulous scenery, quality family time, good friends and, for perhaps …


Four accused of poaching

Acting on tips from residents, Idaho game officers have nabbed four men accused of poaching elk. A Bonners Ferry veterinarian and his hunting partner were charged with illegally taking one …


Digital camo revolutionizing deer hunts

Camouflage clothing for hunters has been developed much as fishing lures are marketed to anglers: Looking good to the consumer is perhaps more important than what the critter sees. A …


Pups enrich hunting experience

The unpredictability of hunting keeps us coming back. There’s no such thing as a routine hunt. A sure way to add to the drama and interest: Bring along three puppies …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Trout fishing on the main Salmon River in Idaho is giving many anglers a lot of fun. The section between Clayton and Stanley is fishing well. A hatch …


Montana suspends wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife officials suspended wolf hunting near Yellowstone National Park on Thursday, after nine kills in just three weeks pushed the area’s wolf harvest close to its season-long limit.


29 wolves shot in Idaho so far this hunting season

Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials said a female wolf with the Phantom Hill pack was killed by a hunter, marking the 29th wolf kill since Idaho’s hunting season …


Out & About

18 hours bags Kettle Crest Trail Four hikers recently marched the entire 45-mile length of the Kettle Crest Trail and called it a day.


First North Idaho wolf kill reported

A wolf was shot in the Marble Creek area of the St. Joe River drainage Thursday during the opening day of wolf season in the Idaho Panhandle.


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Amber Lake trout are holding deep, though there is a lot of evening activity on the surface. Try a gray Serendipity in front of the launch.


Instant brew ruins perks of good tales

Tuesday might steep in infamy as the day the tradition of camp coffee died. Starbucks, after nearly 20 years of research, has debuted a decent-tasting instant cuppa joe.


Teen draws dad into big hunt

“It was her idea,” Shawn Barrong said. “I wasn’t planning to go elk hunting this year.” The Sawtooth Mountains area that fired up his passion for bugling bull elk had …


Out & About

World-record bass caught in Japan OUTCAST – The world-record largemouth bass that trophy anglers have been stalking for decades from Florida to California apparently has been caught – by a …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing “The St. Joe is on fire,” said Andy Breneman of Silver Bow Fly Shop. “Spruce moths, mahoganies and a few October caddis are out and they’re still catching …


Itchy trigger fingers need to take pause

Hunters have a responsibility to positively identify their target before they pull the trigger. That doesn’t just mean knowing the target is an animal and not a human, or that …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Inland Northwest streams and rivers are fishing well for trout. The Coeur d’Alene, the St. Joe and the Clark Fork are excellent. Start with Mahogany Duns, size 14-16. …


Make the right call for elk

Corey Jacobsen, a six-time world champion elk caller, has killed a bull in Idaho every year since 1996. And he’s willing to share how he does it. He’s a general …


Birds poised for comeback

Upland bird hunters have reason for hope this year. Coming off one of the worst pheasant, quail and partridge years in memory, production appears to be up from Southern Idaho …


Idaho’s new hunt

More than 15,000 hunters have purchased tags for the first authorized wolf hunts in some 80 years in Idaho and Montana. Experts say few of these hunters are likely to …


Work, luck key to elk hunt

With bull elk in the rut full throttle, any respectable bowhunter who can fib his way out of work or break out of jail is trying to bugle one into …


Conservative season

Whitetail deer hunters in northeastern Washington are heading into a lean season in the wake of two hard winters. Wildlife biologists said deer numbers were down last year, and they’re …


Early youth seasons quality time for family

The absolute best time of the year to take a kid bird hunting – especially for waterfowl – is coming up before the general hunting seasons open. “There’s always lots …