Outdoors

Additional summer Chinook opportunity also scheduled OLYMPIA – With sockeye salmon returning to the Columbia River in numbers well above the preseason forecast, fishery managers announced Thursday, June 30 that sockeye fishing will open from the Astoria-Megler Bridge on the lower river to the...

Faith Kruse hunting for coins and treasure at Lincoln Rock State Park. Courtesy John Kruse
Looking for a fun hobby that will get you outside?  Consider buying a metal detector and go hunt for buried treasure.  Metal detectors have been around for decades but now entry level ones are lightweight, easy to use, and even give you some clues as to what you may be digging up when you hear a...

Courtesy Mike Carey Mike Carey and Rob Holman with Northwest Fishing Reports TV.
Did you know there are multiple fishing and hunting shows produced right here in Washington State?  It’s true and if you want to see shows about waters you are likely to fish and places you can hunt in the Evergreen State, these shows are definitely worth checking out.  Better still, I know all of...
BREWSTER – The 16th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby will launch on Friday, August 5, for three days of competition in pursuit of prize-winning salmon and a place on the official derby leaderboard. Fishing hours will be 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, and Sunday, August 7...
NCW  – As recreationists plan their summer trips they may notice new fees at a number of recreation sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. After extensive public outreach and consultation, the forest received approval from Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa to implement fee changes and...
Range time fundamentals and a new public shooting range I had the opportunity to sight in my Henry Long Ranger lever action rifle last week at the Swakane State Wildlife Area north of Wenatchee.   A part of this Wildlife Area has long been used by shooters but recently, the Washington Department of...
NCW  – As recreationists plan their summer trips they may notice new fees at a number of recreation sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. After extensive public outreach and consultation, the forest received approval from Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa to implement fee changes and...
OLYMPIA – Anglers across the state will be able to fish without a license this weekend, June 11-12, during Washington’s annual Free Fishing Weekend event. Residents and non-residents can fish or harvest shellfish across the state on those days, in any waters open to fishing, all without a license...

Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gray Wolf
Four wolves were found dead in Stevens County this winter in Northeast Washington but officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are saying very little about the incident.  The wolves were discovered by two Stevens County Sheriff’s Deputies on February 18 while they were...

Mike Maltais/QCH Richard Whitney, left, and Rick Disautel position slabs of salmon on the smoking pit.
BRIDGEPORT – A large crowd gathered at the Chief Joseph Hatchery administration building early Thursday morning, May 26, to experience the First Salmon Ceremony hosted by the Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife (CTFW) Department. The popular spring observance was not held the past two...

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