Every fishery we sampled was outstanding and special in its own way. So like parents with too many precious children, the toughest decision we had to make in 10 days was telling our Argentine fly fishing guides which of the many remaining options we’d favor for the final outing of our Februa…
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — State fish managers from Oregon have scheduled a public meeting on March 25 to discuss the potential establishment of Thermal Angling Sanctuaries in select Oregon tributaries upstream of Bonneville Dam.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The recreational sturgeon season in the John Day Pool of the Columbia River (between John Day Dam to McNary Dam) and adjacent tributaries closed today, under rules announced Monday by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.
Last month was a real doozy with a massive flood in the Walla Walla and Umatilla river systems.
RED LODGE, Mont. — An ancient sea gave Red Lodge Mountain ski area its most striking formation.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The coronavirus outbreak will reduce Chinese travel to Yellowstone National Park, according to tourism officials, but the impact will be small compared to the national effect.
SALEM, Ore.—ODFW is canceling five 600 Series deer hunts, meaning hunters will not be able to apply or draw the tag for them for the upcoming fall 2020 season.
Unless you’re a duck or goose, a quail or a mule deer, a badger or a porcupine, nothing about Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge is overwhelming.
PORTLAND — Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington adopted revised spring Chinook salmon and steelhead seasons for the Columbia River on Wednesday during a joint state hearing.
People get old, even die.
As I sit here writing this month’s column, the temperature is 67 degrees.
One of my favorite hiking seasons ended last week, leaving ardent bird hunters with freezers full of healthy meat, fond memories of hoofing hard miles with shotguns in hand, and lean, ultrafit dogs wanting more.
Lorraine Ferguson found this frosty mindmill on her property off Russet Road on Dec. 17.
Above: Barry Wofford captured this image of golfer Jay Babbitt teeing off in the snow at Veterans Memorial Golf Course on Jan. 19. Right: Lorraine Ferguson found this frosty mindmill on her property off Russet Road on Dec. 17. Do you have an outdoorsy photo you’d like to see in the U-B? Emai…
Eastern Washington bird hunting seasons
SALEM, Ore. — Every hunter who purchased 2019 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which Friday for most tags.
LEWISTON — Fisheries managers and researchers are gaining confidence that sturgeon in the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake River are reproducing.
IONE, Wash. — At 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, Tony Leonetti’s phone rang as he drove along a Forest Service road high in the hills of the Colville National Forest.
Wardner Peak, the site of an avalanche on Jan. 7 that killed two people and injured five more, is a 6,200-foot feature on the western edge of Idaho’s Silver Mountain resort.
It’s a short yet taxing walk up the hill to the Whitman monument.
Here we are now, part of a new year and the start of a new decade.
There’s a new electricity in the winter air. Snow-churning, tree-dodging, modified machines called snowbikes are supplying the spark.
SPOKANE — Limits on bass and walleye fishing — alongside other warmwater species — were liberalized by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Saturday.
Winter surfing in Washington?
HELLER BAR — Anglers have banded together to secure ownership and preserve access to a small but important parcel of land along the lower Grande Ronde River.
RATHDRUM, Idaho — Jake Millard is a straight shooter.
It’s that time of year again.
It started to snow and didn’t quit.
IDAHO FALLS — It’s not working.
COLLEGE PLACE — Seeds for a community garden were planted last week in the city.
SPOKANE — Snow camping is the perfect way to treat yo self.
COLLEGE PLACE — Everyone is invited to the free Tri-State Steelheaders' annual meeting on Dec. 4 at the SonBridge Community Center, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Messed up, he said.
The inspiration for a 1,200-mile bikepacking trip around the Greater Yellowstone area came from staring at a shaded relief map hanging above Don Carpenter’s desk at work.
BILLINGS — For the first time in 24 years Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.
ILLIA, Wash. — The Nez Perce Tribe and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission released 37 wild steelhead into the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam near here in mid-November.
LEWISTON — Nathan Anglen describes paragliding like a dream common to many people.
October 2019 came to us in a continuum of warm pleasant days and cooler, comfortable nights — that is until Saturday, the 26th when an Arctic cold front started seeping into our region.
LEWISTON — In a letter to Northwest policymakers recently, more than 50 scientists said breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the only action that can counteract warm summertime water in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers that often reaches temperatures that can be lethal to salmon a…
Umatilla National Forest Supervisor Eric Watrud will be in Walla Walla on Wednesday for one of five open houses across the region to provide opportunities for community members to share information about their interests and engage with local forest leadership and staff.
Residents are invited to bring their gardening gloves and join a community garden open house on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Rees and Sumach streets.
Below Lower Granite Dam, hordes of spiders do circus trapeze acts over a fish ladder.
Dave Stockdale is a painter of plants. His densely planted garden in a subdivision is a colorful and highly textured painting that changes by the week, and when in it the rest of the world drops away.
Carolyn McCane took this picture of a great blue heron at Rooks Park on Thursday.
Earl Blackaby captured the Hunter’s Moon early in the morning on Oct. 14.
It may have been a once-in-a-lifetime moment: Twenty-one grizzly bears spread across a field dining on vegetation.
The shivers take a toll.
DAYTON — The community is invited to a workshop Saturday to give feedback on the layout and design plans for the Touchet Valley Trail between this community and Waitsburg.
A multiyear research project aiming to measure the quality of elk habitat across the vast Clearwater region in Idaho is in its final stages.