04/17/12 Outdoors What’s Happening

April 16, 2012 by  

Earth Day Walk set at Cowiche Canyon Hiking the Cowiche Canyon is always worthwhile, but it gets even more at the time of the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy’s annual Earth Day Walk. This year’s event is coming up this Sunday, and it will draw attention to something that — among all the other flora and fauna [...]

Wild about turkeys: Those who are gaga over gobblers ready for season to start

April 10, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — For some, the gobble of big ol’ tom turkey is like music to the soul. When the tom is 20 yards away, having moved into range in response to the hunter’s box-call imitation of a hen, says avid wild turkey hunter Bob Grubenhoff of Yakima, “the gobble just reverberates through your chest. [...]

Phillips: It was finally time to take a ‘swing’ at Oregon’s Nestucca River

February 14, 2012 by  

“Swing on it!” Jesse Zalonis barked at me as we drifted down the slow-moving stream. I had been watching my line move through and stop in the green waters of the Nestucca River over and over again. Every other time the line hesitated as we drifted along, it was because the small weight on my [...]

02/14/12 Outdoors What’s Happening

February 14, 2012 by  

Off-roaders take suit to Wash. Supreme Court YAKIMA, Wa. — The Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA) and Northwest Motorcycle Association hope for a precedent-setting victory to prevent state legislators from ever again sweeping offroad vehicle funds into the state budget when they take their case to the Washington State Supreme Court. WOHVA sued the [...]

Coincidental divide for pair of adventurers

December 25, 2010 by  

Kurt Refsnider knew whatever he was seeing wasn’t supposed to be there. It didn’t seem possible. Because it was red. In an endless landscape of snow, dirt and rock. Refsnider was 180 miles from the nearest village, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 1,700 miles north of Maine, in the middle of Baffin [...]

Rob Phillips — Outdoor options are plentiful this time of the year

September 13, 2010 by  

This is one of my favorite times of the year, because there are so many things to do in the outdoors and comfortable temperatures in which to do them. With several hunting seasons open and big runs of fish heading our way, it can be difficult to decide just what to do. SALMON, SALMON EVERYWHERE [...]

09/14/10 What’s Happening

September 13, 2010 by  

State may have a third wolf pack A 50-pound gray wolf pup recently trapped and radio-collared by state wildlife officers earlier this month near the Canadian border in northern Pend Oreille County indicates the state may be home to a third breeding wolf pack. “We don’t know at this point whether the den where the [...]

7/27/10 Outdoor links

July 25, 2010 by  

• For more information about the limited-entry deer hunt in Okanogan County, click here • For more on the Spade Creek Bridge detour on the Pacific Crest Trail, click here • For more on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s lake-treatment proposals, click here • For more on woodcutting restrictions in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National [...]

7/20/10 Outdoors Links

July 18, 2010 by  

• Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife special big-game hunt raffle tickets: Click here • More information on hunting dates covered by WDFW’s special big-game hunt raffle: Click here • E-mail Mike Williams for more information on the Washington Department of Natural Resources’ volunteer campground host openings: Click here • National “Don’t Move Firewood” program [...]