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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 23

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 23


Reader photo: A splash of winter color

“House finches can really add a lot of color to gray days of winter,” Buck Domitrovich writes. He took this photo in Cheney last Thursday. Web extra: Submit your own …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Airway Heights-based climbing manufacturer Omega Pacific to close

Omega Pacific, a climbing gear manufacturer based in Airway Heights, will close in the near future.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Watch: Skijoring Spokane’s South Hill

Trisha Thorman took full advantage of a series of area snow storms by harnessing up her two dogs (Sitka and Sahale) and skijouring for 3.5 miles around the South Hill, …


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.


LGBTQ+ festival putting pride on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor

Pride and skiing: The two words just seem to go together, right? And in the mountains near this outdoors-loving town, that’s true in the LGBTQ+-sense of the words too.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

January Trip of the Month: The Mica Peak traverse offers plenty of adventure close to home

If you’re looking to suffer – all while staying close to home – the Mica Peak traverse is the trip for you.


Paddling coach, researcher visiting Spokane Jan. 27

Dan Henderson, the head coach of the Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing team in Bothell and a former leader of the U.S. national team, will speak in Spokane on Jan. …


Former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners fear for future, urge prompt salmon, steelhead response

A group of former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners is urging the current commission and the state’s Fish and Game Department to step up and be advocates for imperiled salmon …


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.


25 years later: Politics, myths and the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone

In the same year that Yellowstone National Park marks the 25th anniversary of


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 16

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 16


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Spokane angler fighting Australian fires by tying flys

Firefighters battling continent-wide blazes in Australia have a new ally.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Reader photo: Finding the pow

Sean Mirus took this photo of TR Page skiing through the C Chute area of South Bowl at Schweitzer Mountain on Wednesday. Schweitzer has received 75 inches of snow in …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Collared Washington wolf legally killed in Idaho

A collared wolf from the Stranger pack in Washington wandered into Idaho and was legally killed, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Lost in the wilds? Even best tech may not help

We may live in an age of modern technology and hyperconnectivity, but it’s still remarkably easy for people to become lost in the great outdoors.


Judge dismisses two of three wolf-related claims against WDFW

On Friday, a King County Superior Court judge dismissed two of three claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed in August 2019, according to …


Spokane Backcountry Film Festival to benefit low-income students winter adventures

Every winter Kat Hall heads into the hills around Spokane hoping to introduce high school students to the joys of winter, while simultaneously teaching them a thing or two about …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Arlene Blum, a pioneer among female climbers, set to speak in Spokane

Arlene Blum has suffered and reaped the rewards.


Ammi Midstokke: What I think about when I’m under my car

I would not consider myself a particularly weather-sensitive human. While I run a little cold, this justifies a dresser full of Merino wool attire. This is part of my long-term …


More than 300 people listen to panel talk about saving fish, fate of four lower Snake River dams

More than 300 people turned out to listen to a dialogue about the future of the lower Snake River, its dams, threatened salmon and steelhead runs, agriculture and power production …


FWP releases final environmental impact statement on bison restoration on Montana’s public lands

Eight years, two gubernatorial elections and under the leadership of a new director, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released its


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 9


Reader photo: Brief encounter with red-tailed hawk

Traveling along U.S. Highway 395, Cathy Lee spotted this red-tailed hawk. “It paused for a moment then dove to the ground and was obscured in the vegetation,” she wrote of …


Female Yellowstone bison shipped to tribes

Thirty-three Yellowstone bison that had been held in quarantine – including 14 females with calves – were shipped from their pasture near Gardiner to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on …


Wilds of Wyoming appealed to early 1900s Major League Baseball stars

Spending the entire winter trapping in Wyoming’s remote Thorofare Valley – just southeast of Yellowstone National Park – produced a big pay day for a young Indiana man in 1918.


Ammi Midstokke: One day working in snowstorm mocks the fallacy of convenience

When I bought my granite hilltop some years ago, my family stared with gaping jaws at me and asked, “Have you gone mad?” If so, I’d blame it on them …


Multiagency effort spawns giant forest, recreation project in Pend Oreille County

Twenty years ago, the proposal being presented at public meetings in January for forest restoration and recreation projects on 90,700 acres in Pend Oreille County would only have been a …


Some landowners concerned by proposed WDFW land purchases

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comments associated with its exploration of acquiring more property in Asotin and Garfield counties.