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UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Youth notebook: Spokane Junior Rifle Club wins title at Civilian Marksmanship Program National Championships

Zach Pearsall was a Good Samaritan, which enhanced his coolness under pressure that helped deliver a national championship to the Spokane Junior Rifle Club.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Two Eastern Washington football players seriously injured in downtown shooting

Two Eastern Washington football players were shot early Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in David Ortiz shooting

An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said while providing no information about why a group …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Video captures father and son brutally kill a bear and her cubs

Nearly a year ago, a shirtless man and his father, also shirtless except for a black vest, stalked through the wilderness on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. They …


Four men sentenced in shooting that killed Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter

our men convicted in the 2016 slaying of Olympic track star Tyson Gay’s teenage daughter have been sentenced by a Kentucky judge.


Fire danger closes Suncrest-area shooting land

Due to high fire danger, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, working with Stevens County, has temporarily closed a portion of state land to shooting.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

WDFW shooting restrictions in place for Wenas Wildlife Area

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual shooting restrictions went into effect June 6.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Clay-target shooting is a growing high school sport in Oregon, Washington

School shootings over the past couple years frustrate Dale Nelson of Oregon City as much or more than all Americans.


Air rifles improve to legal hunting status

If your idea of an air gun is the official Daisy Red Ryder Model 1938 lever-action BB gun that Ralphie’s mom said would put his eye out in “The Christmas …


Out & About: Loaded for pheasant, hunter shoots charging grizzly bear

While bird hunting along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, a sportsman must consider being loaded for bear as well as pheasant.


Out & About: Hearing protection as essential as ammo for hunters

Shooting ranges require users to have hearing protection. But many of the shooters who are honing their shotgunning skills at the skeet range this weekend or zeroing in their deer …


In brief: Hunters prepare for season at Farragut Shooting Range

The Farragut Shooting Range north of Coeur d’Alene has become a venue for special events and an annual pit stop for hunters preparing for the upcoming hunting seasons.


In brief: Roskelley’s in Sandpoint to detail Huntington first ascent

Climbers Jess Roskelley of Spokane and Clint Helander of Alaska will detail their spring 2017 first ascent of the complete south ridge of Alaska’s Mount Huntington in a multimedia program …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017

In brief: Lake Spokane carp removal also targets northern pike

A two-week project to remove non-native carp from Lake Spokane started on Monday, and state fisheries managers are tapping the opportunity to target invasive northern pike, too.


Millennials take aim at hunting, shooting

They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.


Field reports: Film event promotes wild steelhead

The film “Our Two Hands,” which beckons anglers to conserve wild fish, will be presented on Thursday in Spokane as a fundraiser for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.


Long-range shooting all about the numbers

Gone are the days of serious target shooters putting a finger to the wind and relying on the trajectories printed on ammunition boxes before squeezing off rounds at distant targets.


In brief: Action shooters recruiting members

The


Trapshooters smoke targets to ward off winter blues

Asked why she’s devoting a portion of eight Saturdays from January into March to trapshooting at the Spokane Gun Club, Shel Giese noted that she’s a member of the American …


Hunting, fishing organizations fume over pending lead restrictions for ammo, tackle

Some hunting, shooting and fishing organizations are fuming over


Field Reports: Alaska state parks seek crowdfunding support

Alaska state park managers have turned to internet crowdfunding to protect a Delta Junction-area park from Tanana River erosion.


Idaho, EWU sweep Big Sky weekly women’s soccer honors

Torell Stewart of Idaho and Chloe Williams of Eastern Washington swept the Big Sky Conference weekly women’s soccer honors after leading their schools to unbeaten weekends. Stewart, the Vandals’ senior …


Field reports: Grouse wing collection helps survey populations

Hunters can help state wildlife biologists monitor forest grouse populations by depositing the wings and tails of birds they harvest this season in collection barrels.


Area schools fare well in state high school bowling

Area schools had three all-state selections and nine top-five singles finishers when the Washington State Bowling Proprietors Association High School Varsity State Bowling Championships wound up Sunday at Big Al’s …


Locally: First girls basketball coaches hall will honor Linda Sheridan, Jeanne Helfer

The late Linda Sheridan and Jeanne Helfer, one a pioneer in girls sports the other a leading advocate, have been selected for induction in the inaugural class of the Washington …


Field reports: Skiers dedicate hut at Palouse Divide

About 50 people, many members of the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club, packed up their skis last weekend and met at the Palouse Divide Park-n-Ski area in the St. Joe …


Out & about: Firearms instructor getting word out about defective firearms

The 57-year-old Manhattan-area firearms instructor, whose son died after a rifle accidentally discharged 15 years ago, has a simple message. Remington Model 600 and 700 rifle owners should heed an …


In Brief: Sight-in days at Spokane Rifle Club

HUNTING – Hunters can zero-in their rifles before the general hunting seasons at the annual Sight-In Days at the Spokane Rifle Club. Club facilities along the Spokane River downstream from …


Alan Liere: The Kid and the Shooting Instructor

With the Washington State deer season coming up, I have been tinkering with my reloader and sighting in my rifle. I have also been giving a friend’s daughter an opportunity …


Orange Crush: Large crowd for trap shoot competition

The weather called for sunshine, but at the Spokane Gun Club they were expecting flurries – a heavy sum of the orange variety. Crowds of shotgun-toting competitors huddled around the …