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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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


Liberal fall hunting seasons try to keep turkeys in check

The cold wet spring that raised havoc with the Inland Northwest pheasant hatch hasn’t dampened the outlook for hunting the region’s largest game birds. “I’m not sure what you could …


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