Stories tagged: turnbull national wildlife refuge
Thu., May 14, 2020
Last week, Carlene Hardt took this photo of an adult trumpeter swan at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
Out of velvet and ready for the fall rut found this large bull moose putting on a few more pounds before the main event begins.
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
The Trump administration is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges, in what it says is a bonus for hunters and anglers, but what critics contend is deferring …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and the Spokane Audubon Society and Friends of Turnbull will host a work party Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Fri., March 22, 2019
As the Spokane region thaws, bird-watchers are looking to the skies.
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge added about 1,500 acres of former ranch-land to its boundary in January.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge has some special winged guests.
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015
After five years, the once-controversial decision to allow elk hunting on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge appears to be a win-win-win for the refuge, wildlife and hunters. The number of elk …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
OUTPAY – A Discover Pass is still needed for parking a vehicle in most areas of Mount Spokane State Park, but the requirement soon will transition to a Sno-Park permit. …
Thu., May 24, 2012
Big-game hunters still have a shot at getting a Washington special permit even though the May 18 deadline for submitting applications has passed. Tickets for raffle permit hunts managed by …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012
The sweet deal some Master Hunters have for tagging elk outside of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge would go sour under changes proposed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
By most measures, last year’s first-ever elk hunting season on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge was a success. Hunter success rates generally were high, not only for the 63 hunters who …
Sun., April 3, 2011
An elderly trumpeter swan that could teach sports teams a thing or two about commitment, determination and achievement has ended his long run at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The swan …
Sun., April 3, 2011
The number of trumpeter swans in Washington has grown in recent years after nearly going extinct. According to Seattle Audubon’s “Bird Web,” fewer than 100 trumpeter swans were alive south …
Thu., Oct. 14, 2010
A bumper crop is waiting for the 63 lucky hunters who drew tags for the first elk hunting season in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The annual aerial survey conducted by …
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010
Eastern Washington elk hunters are exploring new terrain this year as Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is allowing special-permit hunting for the first time since the 17,000-acre refuge was established in …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
Five trumpeter swan cygnets that hatched at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this spring put their wings to the test this week and lifted their ample bodies off the water for …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
Seven young hunters have drawn permits to get the first shot at waterfowl in the 73-year history of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Their season is Sept. 25-26.
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010
Youngsters have one more week to apply for a two-day youth waterfowl hunt scheduled at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this fall.
Sun., April 25, 2010
HUNTING – For the first time, big-game hunting is scheduled to occur on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this fall. Hunters can apply for one bull elk permit and 48 antlerless …
Wed., March 31, 2010
At the edge of Winslow Pond, Mike Rule identified bird chatter rising from one of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge’s many wetlands. A female mallard quacked garrulously, while red-winged blackbirds vocalized …
Thu., April 4, 2002
Solo, the iconic trumpeter swan at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, was named by Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers in this column about the swan, then a widower, on April 4, …