Outdoors

State honors Lummi Nation for its emergency response to escaped Atlantic salmon

May 18, 2018, 9:46 AM

State officials awarded the Lummi Nation tribe this week for its emergency response to the escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon from a net pen at Cypress Island.

Fishing for solutions through legislation

May 16, 2018, 9:22 PM

The United States Congress is currently considering legislation that could affect the management of fisheries in the Northwest and directly impact local fishing.

Fishing report, May 17

May 16, 2018, 9:19 PM

Columbia River angling for summer steelhead and spring Chinook jacks is now open between Tongue Point and the I-5 Bridge.

Idaho wildlife officials approve limited hunt of grizzly bears

May 10, 2018, 9:19 PM

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the endangered species list.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest plans to triage sites

May 10, 2018, 5:35 PM

Budget shortfalls are forcing Gifford Pinchot National Forest officials to triage its developed recreation sites — a process that could lead to some being abandoned.

Youngsters at local shooting club are on the mark

May 10, 2018, 6:05 AM

In a modest building in northeast Vancouver a small group of motivated youngsters gathers regularly to practice the highly technical art of competitive target shooting. They are members of the junior program of the Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club, and they have had a very exciting spring.

Fishing report, May 10

May 9, 2018, 11:00 PM

White sturgeon retention will be open from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Wauna powerlines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during May 14 through June 4.

WDFW plans to euthanize up to 20 elk with hoof disease

May 5, 2018, 5:24 PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to euthanize up to 20 elk infected with hoof disease in the Trout Lake Valley in northwest Klickitat County in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease.

Out and About: Columbia Springs kids fishing festival set for May 12

May 2, 2018, 11:05 PM

The Columbia Trout Unlimited/Columbia Springs Kids Fishing Festival is set for May 12th from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fishing Report: Truck trouble delays Rowland Lake trout stocking

May 2, 2018, 11:03 PM

There was a great turnout for the trout season opener at Rowland Lake this past Saturday.

Elk hoof disease spreads east

May 2, 2018, 11:01 PM

For the first time elk on the east side of the Cascade crest have been found with hoof disease, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Report: 3rd District residents spend $2.17 billion a year on outdoor recreation

April 30, 2018, 6:00 AM

Residents of Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District spend an estimated $2.17 billion on outdoor recreation every year — a lot of money by any standard, but right about the middle of the pack when compared to the state’s nine other districts, according to the Outdoor Industry Association.

Fishing report, April 26

April 26, 2018, 6:00 AM

Spring Chinook angling on the Columbia River is open from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville Dam and Tower Island powerlines.