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Wildlife takes over 10,500-acre Asotin County ranch from Grande Ronde River into Blue Mountains

The assets of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s latest major land deal were on display last week. Some guests arriving for the dedication of the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area …


Feral pig extermination prompts wildlife area closure

A month-long government effort to eliminate feral pigs in Grant County has prompted the closure of a two-square-mile area of public land west of Moses Lake.


Landers driven to defend walk-in status for lake

A zigzagging sliver of water in the scablands southwest of Davenport is a model of rare opportunity for the muscle-powered sportsman. Z Lake isn’t named on government maps. It isn’t …


Conservation group buys 165,000 acres of Plum Creek timberlands in effort to keep land wild

A decades-old effort to protect traditional wildlife corridors and public access to western forests is getting a huge boost in Washington and Montana by an international conservation group. The Nature …


Landers: More thoughtful fence building helps keep critters safe

Fences are not natural to wildlife. Although Northwest critters have lived among fences for more than a century, they still run into them. They snag legs and other body parts …


Spotlighting success: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, first state-managed wildlife area, celebrating 75 years

People are heading to northcentral Washington to celebrate the state-managed Sinlahekin Wildlife Area’s 75th anniversary during special events this summer. But Justin Haug said the 14,314 acres have been busy …


2013 outdoors: land acquired for conservation

Wildlife and public access to wild lands in Washington got a boost in 2013 from a variety of private, local and state land acquisitions for conservation and wildlife values. The …


State expands wildlife lands in Asotin County

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has authorized the purchase of a 1,255-acre ranch in Asotin County in a long-term effort to restore habitat for steelhead and bull trout, as …


Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


2012: Drought has big impact on wildlife, outdoor recreation

Drought had direct and indirect impacts on wildlife and outdoor recreation in 2012. The most obvious issues were the flames that forced rafters off the Salmon River and hikers, campers …


Field reports: New website details potential wildlife lands

PUBLIC LAND – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife unveiled a website, wdfw.wa.gov/lands/acquisitions, this week detailing a wish list of properties the state may buy for fish and wildlife …


Asotin Wildlife Area addition acquired

ASOTIN CREEK, Wash. – Betty Koch didn’t want to move from rainy southeast Alaska to the hot and arid climate of southeastern Washington. But it was her late husband Frank …


State acquiring land near Grande Ronde

The public and wildlife soon will be sharing a chunk of an elk-friendly ranch and Grande Ronde River access in southern Asotin County. The 2,200-acre parcel bordering the river was …


Discover Pass now required

Washington’s new Discover Pass, required on vehicles accessing most state lands, might impact some sportsmen even though they get a parking permit when they buy their hunting and fishing licenses. …