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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14


Reader photo: Munchin’ moose

Jonathan Wisor captured this photo of a moose trio at a wetland on the bank of the Little Spokane River on Nov. 11. “I know not to approach a moose …


Northwest Montana grizzly deaths spur pushback

The mortality rate of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana has prompted a group of bear researchers to challenge whether the grizzly should be removed from federal protection.


Idaho photographer takes first in National Wildlife Federation contest

It was a cold, frosty, foggy day in December when Kirk Geisler of Rigby went out to Camas National Wildlife Refuge hoping to shoot photos of whitetail deer. But other …


This ski spot in Montana offers a perfectly powdered mountain, minus a steep price

Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge.


Friends of the Columbia Gorge announce photo contest

Friends of the Columbia Gorge—a Portland-based conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge—is now accepting submissions for its fifth annual photo …


Judge dismisses parts of 2018 wolf lawsuit

On Nov. 1, a Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed three of four claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed by the Center for …


Ammi Midstokke: The universal loathing of hypocrisy

As some of you may or may not know, in real life I am a nutritionist. Among other realistic assumptions about how I live are my excessive consumption of vegetables …


Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.


Spokane couple complete 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, overcoming snow, storms and chronic fatigue syndrome

Spokane couple complete 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, overcoming snow, storms and chronic fatigue syndrome.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14


Reader photo: The holiest quail

Joanie Christian took this photo of a quail in a golden tamarack in her front yard in October. “They were traversing about on the branches of the tree like it …


A Mackenzie River solo misadventure

Join the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club at its general meeting as Janet Breuer shares her experience and lessons learned on the Mackenzie River on Nov. 25 from 7-9 p.m. …


Friends of the Bluff stories upcoming

Friends of the Bluff will present the third annual Bluff Talks on Nov. 20, from 6:30-9 pm at The Montvale Event Center. The group has invited five people from Spokane …


Bower Climbing Coalition raises more than $10,000

The Bower Climbing Coalition raised more than $10,000 at its annual fundraiser last Sunday.


Mount Spokane winter camping policy clarified

A photo caption in Thursday’s outdoors section may have led some readers to believe that winter camping on Mount Spokane is allowed with no caveats.


Tracking antenna set up along Salmon, Lemhi rivers to spy on baby chinook

Elaborate riverbank antennas appeared this fall along the Salmon and Lemhi rivers as part of a study to learn where juvenile chinook salmon like to hang their hats before heading …


With passage of I-976, wildlife crossings in Okanogan Valley in limbo

A measure restricting statewide vehicle registration fees will hamper efforts to reduce deer-vehicle collisions in the Okanogan Valley.


8-year-old Sandpoint girl shatters Idaho catch-and-release record

An 8-year-old Idaho girl obliterated a state catch-and-release record last month while fishing with her family at Lake Pend Oreille.


Car-deer collisions peak with colder weather, time change, hunting

It’s November. Stay vigilant. As the temperature drops and the days grow short, vehicle-deer collisions increase. It’s a yearly cycle driven by biology, infrastructure, hunting and the time change.


Banff Film Festival returns to Spokane

The Banff Film Festival is just around the corner. As usual, attendees can expect a varied, interesting viewing experience.


Autumn fly tying classes coming up

The anglers at Silver Bow Fly Shop will offer a series of fly tying courses on Saturday and Nov. 16.


Glacier Conservancy raises funds for lynx research, education

In Glacier National Park, little camouflaged cameras are hidden throughout the trails, not to see hiker’s antics but to capture the elusive lynx.


Ammi Midstokke: Snow camping with little humans

My first introduction to snow camping with my kid was an accident. I had bribed her with the enticement of an alpine lake (“We can fish for our dinner!”), only …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Snow camping, not as bad as it sounds

Snow camping is the perfect way to


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 7

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 7


Reader photo: Hoo’s ready for winter?

A great gray owl looks out across its Rocky Mountain kingdom as the sun slowly sets and the temperature begins to drop. Buck Domitrovich took this photo in Southwest Montana …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Low steelhead numbers prompt federal review

The steep decline of threatened Snake River steelhead over the past five years has triggered a review under an adaptive management provision of the federal government’s plan to protect the …


WDFW extends wolf comment period

The chance to comment on how Washington’s gray wolves should be managed once they are no longer a state endangered species has been extended until Nov. 15.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

State money pours into Spokane-area recreation, conservation projects in 2019

Nearly $9 million dollars in state money will pour into regional recreation and conservation projects over the next two years.