Outdoors


A Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly / Jason Wettstein
OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking the public’s help to provide information on 19 wildlife species as part of a periodic review of native wildlife populations.   WDFW’s review process includes the following species: Steller Sea Lion, Killer Whale, Lynx,...
PORTLAND, OREGON - Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Wednesday approved a sport fishery for spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River that reflects continued low numbers of fish available for harvest this year. According to preseason projections, about 81,700 upriver spring Chinook...
OKANOGAN COUNTY - Annual controlled burns on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lands in eastern Washington start in March, as conditions allow. Prescribed fire on WDFW wildlife areas reduces the risk of wildfire, reduces risks to community safety and health, and improves habitat for...
BREWSTER – Sign-ups for the 2020 Brewster Youth Baseball will be held at the Brewster High School Commons on Tuesday, March 17, 5-6 p.m. Must be no younger than 5 and no older than 12 on May 1, 2020.  

Mary Holmberg hauled this monster rainbow trout out of Quincy Lake a few years ago. / Courtesy J. Kruse
The first day of March brings a host of fishing opportunities for both salmon and trout anglers across Washington State.  Here’s a round-up of what’s in store: SEKIU SALMON:  A special winter/spring season for hatchery Chinook salmon opens March 1 off Sekiu and the Olympic Peninsula in Marine Area...

The use of Personal Flotation Devices may become mandatory for anyone under 18 in a human powered boat in Washington – Nicole Lewis kayaking in the Columbia River near Bateman Island and Richland. / Courtesy John Kruse
The States of Washington and Oregon have taken a number of actions in the last week that will affect both our fish populations and those who fish for them.  Here’s a brief rundown of the four issues at the forefront this week: GILLNETS TO REMAIN IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER IN 2020:  The Directors of the...
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on Tuesday approved an application from Cooke Aquaculture to farm all-female, sterile (triploid) rainbow trout/steelhead in Puget Sound. The five-year permit applies to existing net pens in Puget Sound where Cooke holds valid aquatic...

Russell Johnston caught this winter walleye fishing the waters around Potholes State Park. Courtesy John Kruse
The new year marks the kick-off to sportsmen’s show season in the Pacific Northwest and there is no shortage of them in the Evergreen State. The shows have evolved over the years. It used to be crowds went there to book trips with the outfitters, guides, resorts and lodges who are exhibitors....

Christina Gibson takes her dog team on a training run. - Courtesy Emily Gibson
  CARLTON – When The Quad first profiled musher Christina Gibson in November 2017 the then 16-year-old was training to complete in Alaska’s Junior Iditarod for teenage racers and their dog teams. The Junior is the 150-mile version of the famous 1,000-mile Iditarod that runs from Anchorage to Nome,...
  There’s more than one way to put a turkey on your table for Thanksgiving. Rather than head to the grocery store, thousands of hunters plan to get their birds during the hunting season for wild turkey already underway in eastern Washington. Then again, who says turkey has to be the center of...

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