Outdoors

 Local razor clam diggers will have to wait until December 22 for the first dig on Long Beach. The c

Clams just need a break

September 19, 2018, 7:09 PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.

Out & About: Signs stolen from Merrill Lake Conservation Area

September 19, 2018, 6:06 PM

A hand-crafted “Fly Fishing Only” sign was stolen recently from the Merrill Lake Conservation Area. The sign was made by a member of the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers that is no longer living and the club and the Washington Department of Natural Resources would like to get it back.

Fishing report, Sept. 19

September 19, 2018, 6:04 PM

Current & Upcoming Fishing Opportunities

A chinook salmon is hooked near Brookings, Ore. Canada and several U.S. states would reduce their ca

Pacific salmon panel backs plan

September 17, 2018, 7:47 PM

PORTLAND — Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory fish afloat in Pacific waters.

Nature’s Feast: Teriyaki BBQ Band-tail Pigeons

September 13, 2018, 6:03 AM

Teriyaki is a good match for full-flavored game meats such as band-tail pigeons, but it can burn if the birds are cooked too hot, and the sugar will turn to carbon. That is why this recipe calls for the meat to be 90% done before adding the teriyaki sauce.

Fishing report, Sept. 13

September 13, 2018, 6:02 AM

The fall salmon season is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to U.S. Highway 395 in Pasco, starting as of Thursday. The river was closed by emergency order. Chinook retention is still allowed in Washington tributaries.

Out and About, Sept. 13

September 13, 2018, 6:01 AM

Youth pheasant hunt set for Sept. 22-23

Band-tail pigeons are a worthy adversary for Washington bird hunters. The fast flying wild pigeons a

Elusive band-tail pigeons offer hunters a challenge

September 12, 2018, 10:15 PM

As the band-tail pigeon swung in over the gravel pit, I shouldered my Remington Wingmaster shotgun, swung my aim through the bird and fired. It folded and came down hard, and my Lab mix quickly retrieved it. My first shot at a wild pigeon had scored. “Not bad,” I thought to myself, “nothin’ to it!”

State fisheries managers have closed the Columbia River to all retention of Chinook salmon from Buoy

Salmon fishing closes on large stretch of Columbia

September 12, 2018, 9:08 PM

Most of the Columbia River closing to salmon and steelhead fishing

State officials announce tentative razor clam schedule

September 10, 2018, 9:00 AM

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Out and About: Sept. 6

September 6, 2018, 6:01 AM

Kessina Lee has been named regional director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) southwest region based in Ridgefield.

Fishing report, Sept. 6

September 6, 2018, 6:01 AM

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam. An estimated 375,500 fall Chinook and 213,600 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall.

Nature’s feast: Wild Berry Pie

September 6, 2018, 6:01 AM

Wild Berry Pie

Barbara Otto picks huckleberries at the Sawtooth Berry Fields in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Sawtooth Berry Fields offer late-season treats for huckleberry hunters

September 5, 2018, 9:50 PM

When the first snap of cool weather graces the Cascade Mountains, the high-country beckons. It’s a time when the bugs of summer fade, and it’s a time when the high plateaus are drenched in a golden sunshine that ripens berries.

Volunteers from the Vancouver Wildlife League set the trusses for the roof of the ADA accessible sho

Volunteers build ADA accessible structures at local shooting spots

August 29, 2018, 9:51 PM

Visitors to Vancouver Lake’s trap shooting area this year will find a new structure there: an ADA accessible shooting pavilion. The pavilion was built this last weekend by volunteers with the Vancouver Wildlife League.