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Jim Kershner: Close encounters with a western tanager

I was fly-fishing on the banks of a gorgeous little trout stream in Montana, listening to the bright warble of the colorful western tanager, when I spotted a wily cutthroat …


Off the grid: The inclusive luxury of space

If it were not for my collection of puffy down jackets and a secret collection of designer shoes, one might consider me a bit of a minimalist. Particularly when it …


University of Idaho and IDFG partner to improve Idaho’s wildlife management

Running into friends during happy hour or at a barbeque can lead to memorable laughs and great stories. Running into folks in the woods while bow hunting for deer may …


In Brief: Dept. of Interior halts grizzly bear restoration plan for North Cascades

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced Tuesday at a roundtable with community members in Omak, Washington, that the Department of the Interior will not move forward with …


UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 9

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


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Reader photo: Ready for his close-up

Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.


Online resources make getting into the outdoors easier for all

For many outdoor enthusiasts – experienced or novice alike – it doesn’t make sense to buy outdoor gear. It can be a waste of money, time and space. It can …


‘Ocean to Idaho’ follows migration of salmon from Pacific to central Idaho through immersive social media campaign

Outdoor journalist Kris Millgate spent a decade in TV news before starting her own production company, Tight Line Media, in 2006. Her latest project is an immersive experience which will …


Idaho conservation officer finds missing hiker on Boulder Creek Trail

Idaho Department of Fish and Game senior conservation officer Michael Wampler was getting ready to shut down his patrol vehicle after a long day of bear hunter patrol when he …


WDFW: Campfire restrictions in effect at wildlife and water access areas

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will restrict campfires and other activities on department-managed lands in Eastern Washington beginning July 1 to help reduce the risk of fire …


CaughtOvgard: Anything goes on a private family farm pond

I love being the fun uncle. I really do. The chance to sit down and play whatever games a kid has cooked up in their imagination renews my spirit and …


With three drownings in week, Spokane River safety starts with life jacket

With the weather warming up and Independence Day at hand, folks will be headed out in droves to area waters to boat, fish or just cool off over the holiday …


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

In brief: Conservation group asks for standardization of range riding procedures

The Lands Council issued a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office this week calling upon the governor’s office to mandate WDFW’s standardization of the practice of range riding to protect …


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 2.


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Reader photo: Back paddle!

Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.


Field report: State of the Scotchmans 2020 brings raffle rewards

In this year of social distance, it’s easier than ever to appreciate the peace and solitude of our wild backyard. So why not enjoy it this summer with a new …


Catching up to e-bikes: Riders and trail managers respond to speed and ease of high-tech pedaling

What’s an aging cyclist to do when the hills get too long and steep – even if it is the same hill as it was 25 years ago?


Hiking with dogs: The Rocks of Sharon Trail

There’s something so empowering about standing on a rock at the top of a hill and looking down at all the world below. I’ll never forget the first time I …


Off the Grid: A wetting in the woods

On my kitchen counter, I have a box of little cards with words on them. Every morning, as my coffee is brewing or I’m chatting with my kid about the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

In brief: Lake Roosevelt increasing limited camping access

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Filmmaker Mark Titus brings ‘experiential package’ to life on passion project to save Alaskan salmon

Film director Mark Titus is racing against time, and the pandemic isn’t doing him any favors. When you’re on a mission to “save what you love,” as the trailer for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 25.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Reader photo: Lucky catch

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.


Canyon Ferry walleye highlights family memorial for father

Sometimes a big fish means more than a trophy, a great memory or an unusual story. Occasionally, such an event carries an even deeper, spiritual meaning.


Dave Nichols: Connection to outdoors reinforces bond between parents and children

My pop passed away in 2011 due to leukemia and a bit of his own stubbornness, so when Father’s Day rolls around each year it’s always a melancholy day. I …


Road improvement work to impact travel on Marble Creek Road

Forest visitors to the Marble Creek area on the St. Joe Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests may experience travel delays as Potlatch Deltic crews work to repair …


New law restricts motorized mining in critical salmon habitat

Mineral prospectors can no longer use motorized or gravity siphon equipment to search for gold in rivers and streams that are designated as critical habitat.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Be ‘bear aware’ when recreating outdoors

People have encounters with animals every day, even in their own back yards, but some are not as intimidating as a bear.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

WDFW director reauthorizes lethal action in Togo wolf pack territory

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind on Friday reauthorized WDFW staff to lethally remove wolves from the Togo pack territory in response to what the department has …


CaughtOvgard: Choose your character, but choose wisely

When it comes to fishing, stereotypes are very real. Make a mental tally next time you go fishing, and odds are, most everyone around you will fit into one of …