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Wednesday, July 8, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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.