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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event

President Donald Trump popped off a few impeachment jokes as he continued the 30-year-old tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey.


Flying feline: Leaping cougar snags a midair turkey dinner

It’s a pose to which any cat owner can relate.


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 …


Entering the gilded age of turkey hunting seems unnecessary

Turkey hunters can be like any other breed of outdoorsmen, running the gamut from bare-bones minimalists to gadget-crazed trend setters.


Reader photo: Putting on a show

Two male turkeys put on a show for a rather disinterested hen on Sunday. Cindy Miller took this photo along the Spokane River near Mead.


Colorful turkey lights up Thanksgiving Day

Imagine a wild turkey, the kind you might see destroying your yard. Now, look at your Thanksgiving bird. A domestic turkey grown to be plump and tasty. Finally, think of …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Love, revenge, politics and turkeys: A South Hill story

Despite efforts to thin the number of turkeys roaming about Spokane, the birds have persevered. Neighbors are split about how to deal with the rafters and the Spokane City Council …


Drivers pulled over for violations get holiday turkey

Some Montana traffic enforcement officers gave out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from …


Turkeys cause power outages in Oregon town

A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford.


Thankful for Spokane’s revered, underrated and ignored blessings

The people who study this stuff say that expressing gratitude can make you experience gratitude – that you can literally create a sense of thankfulness and appreciation about your life, …


FDA egg inspections resume, after halt from bird flu outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of egg-handling facilities in 21 states more than a year after they were suspended due to the nation’s worst bird flu …


Out & about: Tips for catch-and-release fishing

Most western states have a take on rules and ethics involved in catching and releasing fish, especially trout.


Bird flu forces slaughter of 39K turkeys at Missouri farm

State agricultural officials say 39,000 turkeys at a southwest Missouri farm have been destroyed after avian flu was detected late last week.


WDFW kicks off effort to decrease number of hatched wild turkey eggs

Responding to years of complaints, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to rev up similar enthusiasm for finding the eggs of wild turkeys that are flourishing in …


Field reports: Mineral Ridge trail temporarily closing

HIKING – The Mineral Ridge Scenic Area off the northeast portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene, including the popular Mineral Ridge Trail, will be temporarily closed this week for hazardous tree …


Let urban turkeys know who’s boss

Today is Thanksgiving Day, so I hope everyone is getting ready for a good meal and time with family and friends. For me Thanksgiving doesn’t seem to have the same …


Not everyone giving thanks for turkeys in Spokane

It seems that a turkey invasion is underway, with groups of them frequenting the South Hill, Spokane Valley and the North Side. Several flocks of the birds – technically known …


Fall seasons give hunters one last shot at wild turkey dinner

Hunters bent on having an ultratraditional feast still have time – and a season – to bag a wild turkey for Thanksgiving. General turkey seasons re-opened this week in Washington …


Butterball investigates underweight gobblers

NEW YORK – Butterball apparently has a big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn’t know why some of its turkeys wouldn’t plump up in time for …


Hunting group works for access near Cheney

“I never wanted it to be a hunting club,” said John Bruce, who founded the Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association 12 years ago. “Some wanted that, but I held firm.” …


Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up. De-skunking recipe: Last week’s column on the simple, time-proven recipe for removing the …


Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up.


Clark: Gutsy gang of gobblers gets his goat

Of course I knew Spokane had a gang problem. But you never take things like that seriously until the birdbrains show up at your doorstep.


Heritage turkeys rich in taste, history

You haven’t tasted a turkey until you’ve sampled a fresh, locally-grown heritage breed turkey. Gone is the dry meat and bland flavor of the traditional bird. In its place is …


Average Joe offers tips on bagging gobbler

Even though wild turkeys parade down some Spokane streets and poop on the decks of suburban homes, a spring gobbler is a wily and thrilling challenge to hunt. I don’t …


Outdoor Writing Contest winner: Frozen Turkey

I clearly remember that bone-chilling Saturday morning in the blind. The heat of a long hike made me welcome the cold at first, but within 5 minutes, I felt as …


Family’s holiday feast includes birds bagged by father, son

Marc Divens gently nudged his drowsing son, 13-year-old Adam, as the eastern sky lightened. “The turkeys are awake,” he said. “Hear them?”


Landers: Turkeys can’t take full blame for grouse decline

Grouse hunters peg the blame on non-native wild turkeys. While turkeys have boomed in recent decades, native forest grouse have declined. That’s proof enough for some hunters.


Landers: Grouse woes go beyond turkeys

Grouse hunters peg the blame on non-native wild turkeys.