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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 …


Waterfowl staging

Duck numbers appear to be up for the Pacific Flyway region and while Canada goose numbers appear to be down slightly, the big birds should provide plenty of good hunting …


Odds high despite shorter seasons

Deer and elk hunters can’t procrastinate this year in the Idaho Panhandle. Chances of filling a tag are still high, but they have a lot less time to do it.


New fall turkey season

Northeastern Washington has a new late-fall general season for wild turkeys. Hunters who harvested two Eastern Washington birds in the spring season can still participate in the fall season. Read …


Cougar seasons vary by weapon

Cougar hunting seasons have become considerably more restrictive this year in Washington. Instead of simple statewide rules, a zone management approach has been incorporated with rules that vary depending on …


Where elk winter well

Deer and elk in Idaho’s Clearwater region have not suffered the winter losses that have plagued the Idaho Panhandle the past two years. While Panhandle seasons have been cut back …


Care for meat a field priority

Keep it cool; keep it clean. These two basic rules for bringing premium game meat to the table are a challenge when hunters face hot weather, dirt and insects in …


Hunting swift targets

Hunting seasons for some of the smallest and most difficult targets in the Inland Northwest opened on Sept. 1. Mourning doves and forest grouse already are fair game in Idaho …


When wolves claim your kill

What if wolves were stalking the same elk you just found in your cross-hairs? Although extremely unlikely, wolves have sometimes tried to claim a big-game animal a hunter has just …


How to de-skunk dog

In the early 1990s, a group of unheralded chemists gave the world one of the greatest gifts since penicillin: A cheap, effective treatment for a skunk-sprayed dog. Be prepared. Stock …


Watch for rule tweeks

New state hunting regulations pamphlets are required reading for hunters, and this year is no exception. Unsuspecting deer hunters in northeastern Washington could be tripped up by the elimination of …


Preserve your hunt options

Hunters who don’t have a lock on a prime farm teeming with pheasants still have numerous options for hunting upland birds. •State and federal lands provide good bird hunting opportunity, …


Expanding elk still elusive in NE Washington

“Elk are the bright spot in northeastern Washington big-game herds – but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to hunt,” said Dana Base, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist in …


Travelers restricted on return

Washington sportsmen who venture out-of-state to hunt big game cannot legally return with certain parts of ungulate species taken in states or provinces where chronic wasting disease has been detected. …


Disabled get roads to success

Disabled hunters can get special privileges to drive through locked gates onto some forest roads that are otherwise closed to public vehicle travel. The first step is to get the …


In brief: Blue Mountain hunters should expect road delays

Blue Mountains hunters may experience delays on main roads into prime bear and elk hunting areas this fall. Salvage logging will be underway until the snow piles up to reduce …


Check stations critical to game management

Check stations will be open for northeastern Washington deer hunters during two weekends at Chattaroy and four weekends at the Deer Park truck scale. Hunters should stop “so we can …


Wolf advocates won’t appeal ruling allowing hunts

Wolf advocates have decided not to appeal a federal judge’s decision that let wolf hunting seasons go forward in Idaho and Montana.


Man cited for wolf poaching

An Eagle, Idaho, man was cited by the Idaho Fish and Game department this week for poaching after he shot a wolf outside an approved hunting zone.


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Yakima is prime for fly fishing. Brown caddis hatches are beginning to show along with blue wing olives and crane flies.