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November brings blizzard of snow geese to region

November is late autumn for most folks, wild mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and native plants. It’s the month all living organisms prepare for winter and the first hard freeze

Column - WW Gun Club range plans get boost from $150K grant

There is good news afoot for anyone with a handgun or .22 rifle in our neck of the woods who is looking for a public shooting range.

Coho salmon season opens; angler lands record fish

A day after Idaho opened its first fishing season for sea-run coho salmon, an angler hooked one that broke a state record.

Pilot spring Chinook fishery opens on lower Grande Ronde River

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – For the first time in almost 40 years, anglers will have a chance to fish for spring chinook on the Grande Ronde River June 27-30.

Montana T. rex goes to Washington, D.C.

As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated their small camper, Kathy Wankel couldn’t help but think that after years of being buried, the few fossilized bones she and her family had dug up that day, and carefully swaddled in towels and an old sweatshirt, did not want to be moved.

Spring brings end to era, rebirth to Valley life

Time is a constant, but we humans change and age through the course of our lives. The creatures in the natural world are tied to generations as they replace each other in looks and actions that are much alike, such as ants in a colony.

High demand likely to blame for ammo shortage

For more than four years, shooting enthusiasts have suffered through ammunition shortages that have often left shelves bare even at giant retailers such as Cabela’s.

Record gun sales boost wildlife budgets

Record-breaking sales of guns and ammunition in recent years have resulted in a windfall for wildlife conservation.

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Cheap UAVs give photographers an eye in the sky

Aerial photography, once confined to shots taken from an expensive-to-fly airplane or helicopter operated by a highly skilled pilot, can now be made from small remote-controlled helicopters holding mini cameras, the whole outfit costing as much as one tank of helicopter fuel.

Landers: Ghostly moose are proof that ticks suck

The graying look of moose you might see in the field this spring isn’t the result of old age.

Wallula Gap

A geocaching expedition to Wallula Gap.

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