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Landers: Plenty of hunters still need to report

Fines and incentives have boosted hunter compliance with mandatory reporting programs to help states manage game populations, but a good share of hunters still don’t voluntarily help the cause.

Give the gift of the great outdoors

A holiday gift-giving guide for any outdoors enthusiasts on your list.

Bloch: Don't put the guns away for winter

Perhaps it’s time to think ahead to the end of this hunting season, and find something else to keep us busy before the spring thaw.

April Vokey takes a no-fluff approach to life, fly fishing

As a young girl April Vokey became fascinated with steelheading — the antithesis of instant gratification — and matured into a woman with a tireless work ethic, polished skills and a good helping of brains and beauty.

Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Myanmar may have a new tallest mountain, though so far it seems quite happy with the old one.

Plan pegs potential North Idaho wilderness

A newly revised Forest Service management plan outlines 161,400 acres suitable for official wilderness designation in North Idaho.

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Howling mad: Recording coyote howls, yips for science

Sara Waller is collaborating with students at MSU and California State University-Dominguez Hills student Angel Pinedo to gather recordings of rural and urban coyotes.

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Crews restore balance to Lake Cascade

Idaho Fish and Game crews battle to bring once plentiful game fish back to Lake Cascade.

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Women flock to the shooting range

Why, all of a sudden it seems, are women finally discovering shooting?

Washington, Oregon to allow seine fishing

The states are still developing details of the net fishing program.

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Ammo crunch: Manufacturers struggling to catch up to demand

Almost a year after ammunition shortages began, manufacturers are still struggling to meet demand.

State stocks pheasants in Eastern Washington

Pheasant hunting opened Saturday in Eastern Washington.

Milking a cow elk tag in the Blues

Drawing an antlerless elk permit increases a hunter’s chance of success by five times or more over the grim odds of a hunter with an over-the-counter elk tag. Still, it’s no guarantee.

Spending an enchanted day at Juniper Canyon

Juniper Canyon welcomes us, its gentle slopes hung with a loose network of trails. The smell of sage fills the air, and I breathe deep.

Hunter survives 19 days in wilderness

Gene Penaflor made it through 19 days lost in the wilds of Northern California’s Mendocino National Forest by going into “survival mode,” his son, Gale Penaflor, 37, said Monday.