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Methow Valley News
Deer weathering Methow’s snowy winterBy Ann McCreary The Methow Valley’s resident mule deer herd is enduring a wint
Deer weathering Methow’s snowy winter
Methow Valley News / Posted 2 days ago
By Ann McCreary The Methow Valley’s resident mule deer herd is enduring a winter with lots of snow and reduced winter range as a result of wildfires that destroyed vegetation on thousands of acres during the past two summers. Despite those... Read more
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The Columbian
Fishing report 2/11Spring chinook fever is beginning to build, although it’s still five weeks away
Fishing report 2/11
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
Spring chinook fever is beginning to build, although it’s still five weeks away before the best salmon in the world arrives in significant numbers in the lower Columbia River. The first spring chinook has been counted at Bonneville Dam. An... Read more
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The Seattle Times
State drops idea of RV park, cabins near I-90 wildlife crossingsThe state Parks Department has scuttled its idea to offer its property at Cryst
State drops idea of RV park, cabins near I-90 wildlife crossings
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
The state Parks Department has scuttled its idea to offer its property at Crystal Springs for private development after agencies and conservation groups protested that it could undermine the success of wildlife crossings along Interstate 90. “We... Read more
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The Columbian
Bonneville Dam fish count 02/09Thursday — 1 adult spring chinook, 4 steelhead. Friday — 10 steelhead. Saturday
Bonneville Dam fish count 02/09
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
Thursday — 1 adult spring chinook, 4 steelhead. Friday — 10 steelhead. Saturday — 13 steelhead. Sunday and Monday counts not yet available. Streamflow Monday was 125,000 cubic feet per second. Water temperature was 41.6 degrees. A spring chinook... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Coyotes behind recent Ponderosa neighborhood deer killsResidents in the Ponderosa neighborhood in Spokane Valley expressed concern aft
Coyotes behind recent Ponderosa neighborhood deer kills
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 5 days ago
Residents in the Ponderosa neighborhood in Spokane Valley expressed concern after seeing half-eaten deer in the area, worried a cougar had left the deer in their backyards. Now it appears a more common animal may be to blame. According to the... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Spokane Valley man warns neighbors about predator hunting in the areaA Spokane Valley man is on high alert for dangerous predators in his neighborho
Spokane Valley man warns neighbors about predator hunting in the area
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 6 days ago
A Spokane Valley man is on high alert for dangerous predators in his neighborhood after finding a dead deer in his backyard. Leonard Gross made the discovery on Sunday morning at his home near 44th and Shafer Road. “When I raised the blinds at... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Cabins, RV park near I-90 wildlife crossings? State development idea at odds with migrationsHYAK, Kittitas County — Snow sifts softly through a slot dividing the east and
Cabins, RV park near I-90 wildlife crossings? State development idea at odds with migrations
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
HYAK, Kittitas County — Snow sifts softly through a slot dividing the east and west lanes of Interstate 90, traffic whizzing by out of sight overhead. Down here the light is soft, the sounds muffled, and ferns, logs and rocks evoke a forest... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Okanogan Co. landowners upset over land use practicesOKANOGAN CO., Wash. – Evidence of the summer's catastrophic wildfires can still
Okanogan Co. landowners upset over land use practices
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 7 days ago
OKANOGAN CO., Wash. – Evidence of the summer's catastrophic wildfires can still be seen across Okanogan County. Landowners across the county are sharing some of the same frustrations as the militia group connected to the controversial standoff at an... Read more
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The Dalles Chronicle
Spring Chinook seasons set for Columbia RiverFishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon seasons f
Spring Chinook seasons set for Columbia River
The Dalles Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River today during a joint state hearing in Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 26. The Columbia River spring Chinook season is based on a forecast of 299,200... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Washington opens month-long razor clam dig on Long Beach PeninsulaFrom a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release: OLYMPIA – Razo
Washington opens month-long razor clam dig on Long Beach Peninsula
OregonLive.com / Posted 11 days ago
From a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release: OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can look forward to more than a month of razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach on the Washington coast. The Washington Department of Fish and... Read more
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The Columbian
Sea lion trapped, removed from Bonneville poolOfficials have captured the next-to-last sea lion in the Bonneville pool of the
Sea lion trapped, removed from Bonneville pool
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
Officials have captured the next-to-last sea lion in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River and relocated it to the Oregon coast. Guy Norman, regional director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said at the Columbia River Compact... Read more
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The Columbian
Oregon: Keep catch-and-release sturgeon fishing in lower ColumbiaThe Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it is not interested in elimina
Oregon: Keep catch-and-release sturgeon fishing in lower Columbia
The Columbian / Posted 14 days ago
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it is not interested in eliminating catch-and-release sturgeon fishing in the lower Columbia River. Twelve days ago, meeting in Vancouver, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously... Read more
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The Columbian
Officials hopeful spring chinook will return as forecastWashington and Oregon adopted the spring chinook seasons for the Columbia River
Officials hopeful spring chinook will return as forecast
The Columbian / Posted 17 days ago
Washington and Oregon adopted the spring chinook seasons for the Columbia River on Wednesday leaving anglers little left to do now except impatiently wait for six weeks to see if the salmon actually arrive. Last fall, officials predicted more than... Read more
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The Columbian
Washington seeks end to catch-and-release sturgeon anglingThe Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission wants catch-and-release sturgeon fi
Washington seeks end to catch-and-release sturgeon angling
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission wants catch-and-release sturgeon fishing ended in the lower Columbia River to help protect the troubled population. The nine-member panel voted unanimously in Vancouver on Saturday to direct the Department... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Fishing family settles lawsuit with state of Washington | News - Home OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Members of a commercial fishing family
Fishing family settles lawsuit with state of Washington
KTVZ Bend / Posted 21 days ago
| News - Home OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Members of a commercial fishing family have settled a lawsuit over their constitutional rights with... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Fishing family settles lawsuit with state of WashingtonOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Members of a commercial fishing family have settled a law
Fishing family settles lawsuit with state of Washington
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 22 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Members of a commercial fishing family have settled a lawsuit over their constitutional rights with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. KUOW reports (http://goo.gl/NoEpsA ) the Tarabochias family settled for... Read more
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The Columbian
Legislation would alter fish, wildlife advisory group leadershipWhen the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife sets up a public work group
Legislation would alter fish, wildlife advisory group leadership
The Columbian / Posted 23 days ago
When the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife sets up a public work group on elk hoof rot or salmon fishing, someone who’s not a department employee should be in charge. At least that’s what Rep. JD Rossetti, D-Longview, wants to see... Read more
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The Columbian
Public comment sought on management planVancouver — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission is seekin
Public comment sought on management plan
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
Vancouver — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on salmon and sturgeon management on the lower Columbia River during the meeting Jan. 22 and 23 in Vancouver. The commission is the governing body that... Read more
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The Columbian
Spring chinook angling projected open through April 9Davis Bar, along the Washington shore opposite the mouth of the Willamette Rive
Spring chinook angling projected open through April 9
The Columbian / Posted 30 days ago
Davis Bar, along the Washington shore opposite the mouth of the Willamette River, is a popular spring chinook location. (ALLEN THOMAS/The Columbian) Spring chinook angling in the lower Columbia River is projected to last through about April 9 before... Read more

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