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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Idaho Fish and Game approves year-round wolf hunts after weighing over 27,000 comments

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved

Washington Fish and Wildlife commission considers ban on hunting competitions

State wildlife managers are considering eliminating or severely limiting hunting competitions, particularly of coyotes, citing ethical and social concerns.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 13

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 13

Viral post accused Idaho of elk slaughter. Fish and Game says study helps hunters

A picture of elk quarters piled high on pallets was shared more than 5,600 times on Facebook in January, accruing nearly 700 comments and more than 1,000 “angry face” reactions.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 6

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

A bird dog’s nose leaves footloose sportsman flush with fulfillment, even when shy of a limit

One of my favorite hiking seasons ended Monday, leaving ardent bird hunters with freezers full of healthy meat, fond memories of hoofing hard miles with shotguns in hand, and lean, …

Montana makes changes to 2020 licenses system

Montana hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1.

Idaho deer plans available online

The Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer management plans for 2020-2025 are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website.

Bevy of groups representing outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes request funding for WDFW

On Monday, More than 45 groups representing the interests of outdoor enthusiasts of all types, petitioned the Washington Legislature to fund the state’s wildlife management agency.

2019: The year outdoors

Another year spent outside, or at least longing to be out there. From the good to the bad to the weird (hot takes on the salmon cannon, anyone?) The Spokesman-Review’s …

2019: Transitions and passings

The biggest and saddest outdoor story from 2019 was the death of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley.

2019: Outdoor achievements

From acts of endurance to committed volunteering, Spokane area recreationists, conservationists and adventures inspired in 2019.

2019: Top outdoor stories

The most-read outdoor stories of 2019 presented chronologically:

The scary science behind chronic wasting disease

There are a couple of the scary facts about chronic wasting disease worthy of a horror novel written by Stephen King.

Lack of rain blamed for inconsistent waterfowl hunting in southwest Washington

The word that best describes the waterfowl hunting this year is inconsistent.

Hunter’s mind wanders during down time in woods

BILLINGS – Alone in the woods, amid the wonders of nature, I often think deeply about the important questions in life, such as: Is buying Halloween candy cheaper per ounce …

Washington Fish and Wildlife police work without backup protecting state’s natural resources

At 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, Tony Leonetti’s phone rang as he drove along a Forest Service road high in the hills of the Colville National Forest.

Washington’s late deer season ends with hunters reporting better success

Washington’s late deer season ended Tuesday with hunters who stopped at check stations reporting success and seemingly happy with the late whitetail season.

The challenge of chukar hunting brings its own rewards

A day hike along Yakima County’s steep and rocky hillsides offers a tough fitness test in a harsh environment.

Arkansas hunter killed by injured deer

An Arkansas hunter was killed Tuesday by a deer he assumed was shot dead, said Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Second weekend hunting numbers in Washington stay low

The second weekend of the general deer hunting season in Northeast Washington was, like the first, slow.

New research sheds light on lunar phase impact on white-tailed deer

Conventional wisdom has long held that deer are more active on moonlit nights and most active under a full moon. The day after, the conjecture followed, deer move around less …

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 …

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.

Opening weekend slow for Washington hunters

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

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Reader photo: Standing out in fall

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

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.

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

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

Packing out game meat — that’s what friends are for

Have deer gotten heavier, or am I just getting weaker? That question was rhetorical. I don’t want you to tell me how weak I am.

Another hunter mauled by grizzly in southwestern Montana

A fourth hunter has been injured by a grizzly bear in less than 10 days in the Gravelly Mountains in southwestern Montana.