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Grim outlook for camping this weekend

Campers shouldn’t get their hopes too high for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and they can’t set them too low, either.


Rich Landers: Big-game hunters weigh their odds

It’s the gambling season for Washington big-game hunters.


Flap leaves huge void in hunter education in Washington

The large-caliber hole punched in the Tri-Cities hunter education program this season is a shot to the comfort zone of the state’s volunteer instructors.


Sportsmen know news from Olympia will be bleak

Sportsmen, hikers and other outdoor groups are getting the drift that there’s not much happiness to go around at the Washington Legislature this session, and even less money. The upshot …


Sportsmen know news from Olympia will be bleak

Sportsmen, hikers and other outdoor groups are getting the drift that there’s not much happiness to go around at the Washington Legislature this session, and even less money.


Boating safety offers ageless tips

A flotilla of Washington boaters is coming of age this year – the age at which they must be certified to operate a power boat.


Rich Landers: Poachers look for free gifts

Even though it’s the season of giving, there’s no shortage of greedy poachers out there taking more than their share.


Landers: Barker Bridge deserves better accountability

Something’s stirring around the new Barker Road Bridge, and it’s not just the heavy-metal-laced soil that eroded away by the tons during the construction. Last week’s column pointed out that …


Landers: Audacious wolves add spice to Inland Northwest life

Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions. To see them or even just to hear their howling can freeze us …


Rich Landers: Wolves always hot topic

Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions.


Deer hunters in best kind of rut to be in

Hunters have much to be thankful for, especially if they were able to be out whitetail hunting during the past week. I’ve been following the progression of the rut throughout …


Even lean hunting years produce fertile memories

On Saturday, my wife and I ran our English setters on a prime piece of Palouse farmland that’s been a pheasant factory for decades. Roosters once flourished like roaches at …


Even lean hunting years produce fertile memories

Despite the wonderful mix of water, brush, wheat stubble and CRP cover, even my Palouse pheasant mecca is bird-poor this year.


Our furry friends cherish lazy raking

Clean is mean when it comes to wildlife.


Landers: Local hunter bows out in contest

Little mistakes and unfamiliarity can foil a sportsman, whether he’s trying to fill a big-game tag or win a national deer hunting contest.


Rich Landers: A tale of two moose encounters

Moose are running large in the minds of Inland Northwest residents these days, as I learned after last week’s column on the cow moose that charged a Spokane couple as …


Well-meaning guy puts the ‘pro’ in procrastination

Play the lottery or go outdoors unprepared: Either way, you’re bucking the odds. I’ll admit that fishing Rock Lake became a little less adventurous since my buddy, Dick Rivers, finally …


Itchy trigger fingers need to take pause

Hunters have a responsibility to positively identify their target before they pull the trigger. That doesn’t just mean knowing the target is an animal and not a human, or that …


Outdoors: What you need to know for the 4th

Conditions are ripe for heading outdoors during the holiday weekend, but be warned: Out-of-staters must have their boats inspected as they enter Idaho this year; low-clearance vehicles won’t get up …


There’s nothing wily about feeding coyotes

Despite the aura of Washington State University, a few people in Pullman have managed to remain ignorant about wildlife. We’re talking about people with soft hearts and brains of mush.


Anglers’ opener a whopping success

Mike Clark, a veteran angler from Post Falls, is old enough to be a grandfather, but he learned to leave his ego at home after traveling across the border for …


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 …


Tour de jour

The pedaling season is shifting into high as organizers gear up for mass bicycle tours throughout the Northwest. Most of these tours are fundraisers that feature great food, with cyclists …


If you have the means, go to Alaska

Skwala stoneflies have become active on the Bitterroot River during the recent spurt of warmer weather, according to Pat Saffel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional fisheries manager in Missoula. …


Newsweek hunting article misfires

The latest major main- stream shot at hunters missed the mark so wildly, I looked for a “sponsored- by-PETA” credit line.