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Fees may not be taxes, but they’ll still cost you

Idaho’s Legislature is down on new taxes, but this year the lawmakers are fond of new or higher fees. Boaters, including rafters and paddlers, have new licensing requirements, and nonresidents …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The chironomid hatch under way at Sprague is unreal, and fly fishing has recently been better than bait fishing or trolling, said WDFW fish biologist Chris Donley.


Get set to digest new laws, regs

Washington sportsmen will have to apply earlier for permits, pay a little more for licenses and read the 2009 regulations carefully for many changes and new opportunities that will take …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Angling continues to be good on Dry Falls Lake for 14-inch yearling rainbow trout and carryover fish 16- to 20-plus inches. Brown and tiger trout have also been …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Both Medical and Sprague lakes have been kind to fly anglers at times recently, but there have also been days when the big trout were ignoring everything. There …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Dave Hughes and Rick Hafele are putting on a nymphing workshop in Cle Elum followed by a book signing and open house with food and drink from 6-9 …


Don’t be fooled by this new bill

April 1 has passed, but it’s still April Fools Day for Washington sportsmen who don’t think they’re affected by what’s going on in Olympia this week. Anglers should note that …


Wolves enter mainstream

Montana and Idaho are ready to go with gray wolf management plans that include limited hunting now that the predators are being removed from the federal endangered species list. The …


Washington wolves protected

The recently announced removal of the gray wolf from federal “endangered” status included wolves found in the eastern two-thirds of Washington. However, Washington still lists the wolf as endangered. Therefore, …


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Bears dogged in King County

Three Karelian bear dogs are being employed by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department this year to help deal with bear problems, primarily in eastern King County. The medium-size, Finnish …


N. Idaho elk season to be shorter

BOISE – Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission adopted shorter seasons for elk hunting in the Panhandle this fall, to allow herds to recover from recent harsh winters. Biologists are concerned …


Show becomes can’t-miss affair

The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show has a way of hooking people – and we’re not just talking about the occasional snag in the seat of the pants at the …


Sportsman’s will honor old cards

Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in Spokane Valley and Coeur d’Alene will honor gift cards customers obtained prior to the recent sale of the stores through March 31. A total of 15 …


Big Horn Show starts Thursday

The live bears, hungry trout and leaping retrievers moving into the Spokane Fair and Expo Center this week will be just a fraction of the attractions at the Big Horn …


Shooter in hunting accident heads to jail Friday

A North Idaho man who accidentally shot and killed another hunter in Shoshone County last year will report to jail Friday to begin a six-month sentence. James L. Egan, 64, …


Museum rethinks Cheney honor

The American Museum of Fly Fishing last week abruptly postponed a March 5 fund-raising dinner at the New York Angler’s Club to honor former Vice President Dick Cheney. A museum …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Yakima River below the Teanaway confluence has good fishing. Temperatures have been warmer than last week and there is more bug activity with a few fish even …


Nothing humane about it

Second to Bernie Madoff, perhaps, animal rights groups are among the biggest shams in America. These predators know that nothing milks the hearts and checkbooks of good-hearted people more effectively …


Hunting and fishing

Trout Lake Roosevelt rainbow have been tough to find, but district fish biologist Chris Donley said fishing should take off any time now. “We may have lost some fish last …


Yakima deer plagued by lice

Washington wildlife officials estimate about 50 percent of the deer population in two central Washington counties has been lost since 2004, and while all the causes aren’t known, at least …


Meet the Airow maker

Devon Romney, 40, is neither an avid archer nor an ardent paintball gamer. But the Spokane Valley machinist’s ingenuity is giving enthusiasts from both sports a new archery tool to …


BOW ’N’ BARREL

Developed by a Spokane Valley machinist, the devise is a bow without arrows and a blowgun that requires no huffing and puffing, yet it shoots just fine. Archers aiming to …


Hunting and fishing

Trout and kokanee Rock Lake has been good for rainbow and browns with most of the action coming at the creek end on a variety of trolled and tossed offerings. …


Here’s bill of fare for outdoors legislation

Keep your guard up, your hopes in check, and maintain a firm grip on your wallet. The Washington Legislature is approaching the critical Feb. 25 cutoff that determines which among …


BLM a force on the land after 22-year era of acquisition

Basically, the era started in 1987 with 156 acres purchased at the Lakeview Ranch near Pacific Lake north of Odessa. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management – once the runt …


BLM restoring wetlands

Waterfowl are riding the coattails of the federal land consolidation program in Eastern Washington. Now that it holds large blocks of choice habitat in the channeled scablands region, the U.S. …


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Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishermen are having some success either swinging leeches or nymphing with egg patterns for Grande Ronde steelhead, Sean Visintainer at Silver Bow Fly Shop said. He also …


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