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The Spokesman-Review’s high school outdoor writing contest is accepting submissions, deadline extended

Summer is over and fall is in full swing (with a dose of winter for good measure). Which means its time for area high school students to rev their writing …


Idaho Fish and Game wants new hunters. So it created a video game to help them learn

Crouched down in the forest, knife in hand, Brennon Leman starts to skin the bull elk lying dead on the ground. He draws his blade across the animal’s belly, over …


Inland Northwest’s thriving turkey population is an invasive nuisance or a conservation success – or both

How did a species that didn’t exist in the Inland Northwest less than a lifetime ago, and was on the verge of extinction throughout the continent, become so ubiquitous? The …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

State wildlife officials in central Idaho say they killed an orphaned black bear cub rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility because success isn’t guaranteed, and Idaho already has …


Friends of Scotchman Peaks looks for leaders

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is seeking hiking leaders for the 2019-20 winter season.


Alsek River raft trip highlights Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club meeting

Join the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club general meeting Oct. 28 as Bill and Debbie Pierce recount their 12-day raft trip on the Alsek River.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Walleye ‘catch and kill’ regulations instituted in Montana

All walleye caught on the Thompson chain of lakes in Lincoln County must be killed immediately and the entire fish turned over to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks under an …


Idaho offers private land hunting access

For hunters heading to Idaho, make sure to check out the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Access Yes! program providing hunters access to private lands.


‘Winterland’ ski, snowboard film coming to Spokane

The film “Winterland” will be shown Oct. 24 at the Bing Crosby Theater.


WDFW commission will consider wolves, cougars, bears, fish

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to hear updates on wolf, cougar and bear management, and a number of proposed revisions to fishing regulations on Friday and Saturday.


Ammi Midstokke: A seat-of-the-pants approach to being an arborist

Now that I have a partner, I never get to have any fun in the yard.


Idaho’s Bees to Bears project hopes this simple idea can combat climate change

As heavy machinery shunted earth, dug pits and generally disturbed a sunny September day, Michael Lucid explained how all this commotion may combat the worst effects of climate change.


Opening weekend slow for Washington hunters

By all accounts, opening weekend for the general deer hunting season was slow in Northeast Washington.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 17

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 17


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 4 p.m.

Reader photo: Standing out in fall

Aspens are changing to autumn colors as Meredith Heick treks the trails southwest of Spokane at Fishtrap Lake.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Back-scratching grizzly spotted north of Upper Priest Lake

You know the feeling. When your back itches, you’ve gotta scratch it.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Website ranks Schweitzer Mountain Resort third among nation’s ski resorts for affordability

HomeToGo factored in the cost of equipment rental, price of a one-day lift ticket, lunch and overnight accommodations at each resort for the 2019-2020 ski season.


State, tribes, feds prep for mussel invasion

State, federal and tribal governments will hold a practice on how to respond if invasive mussels make it to Lake Roosevelt.


Spokane fly-tying fundraiser for Hurricane Dorian blows past goals

A fishy fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Dorian has raised more than $40,000.


State upgrades northern pike invasive species listing

Washington managers are preparing for when northern pike, a voracious invasive predator, make it below the Grand Coulee Dam.


Eli Francovich: Learning to play (and hunt) in the woods

We’re rambling and bumbling through thick country in northeast Washington, the lingering snow from an unusual late-September storm sliding from the understory of the pines and aspens.


WDFW commission considers removing bag limits on bass, walleye in response to orca crisis

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider removing bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.


Former Washington couple develops and manufactures stealthy bootlamps for hunters, hikers

The idea for Jim Manroe’s new company SneakyHunter started with a problem.


Hangman Creek tree planting scheduled

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will be planting trees on the upper reaches of Hangman Creek on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Audubon fall field trip planned

The Spokane Audubon Society is hosting a birding field trip on Oct. 26.


Conflicting chinook seasons on Snake put Washington, Idaho goals at odds

Later this month, the states of Idaho and Washington are set to have conflicting fall chinook fishing regulations on the Snake River, a rare occurrence that is contrary to goals …


State simplifies Sno-Park permits

State Sno-Park permits will go on sale Nov. 1, with new simplified rules.


Veradale preschool among small group participating in state pilot program for outdoor learning

Into The Forest, located in Veradale, is one of 20 facilities that signed on for Washington’s 2017 outdoor preschool pilot program. Washington became the first state to license outdoor preschools …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Birds in crisis: Report predicts drastic losses in Inland Northwest due to climate change

The bad news was delivered Thursday with the publication of an expansive and detailed National Audubon Society report examining how a warming climate will impact bird species throughout North America.


Steelhead fishery closure on Clearwater and Snake rivers will take economic toll

Evelyn Kaide doesn’t know what to tell people, or even what to think, about the unprecedented state of B-run steelhead that return to the Clearwater River.