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Another year has ticked down, which means it's time for The Spokesman-Review's annual roundup of the most interesting and important outdoor stories from 2021. With the lingering economic, social and … more
Razor clam enthusiasts can head to coastal beaches to ring in the new year as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on Tuesday confirmed the next round of … more
Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on Thursday announced 26 tentatively scheduled razor clam digs in January and February. WDFW also confirmed that the … more
An online petition urging Washington State wildlife commissioners to reinstate the spring black bear hunt is gaining traction online, but it's unlikely to affect any change. "I wonder if it is too … more
A controversial spring bear hunt in Washington was suspended, Friday. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission voted 4-4 on the proposed 2022 spring bear hunt. The 9-person … more
Remote camera stations in Gifford Pinchot National Forest caught the attention of these hungry black bears and Pacific fishers. Fishers, sometimes called fisher cats, are not cats at all. They are … more
The sound of gunfire periodically echoed across the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Veterans Day, followed sometimes by a duck falling from the sky after a successful hit. At one blind, a … more
The outdoor recreation's contribution to the U.S. economy shrank 19% from 2019 to 2020 and employment in that sector fell by 17.1%, according to a report conducted by the Bureau of Economic … more
Washington wildlife managers extended the public comment period for a contentious spring bear hunt, Friday. Now, the public will have until Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. to submit written comments. The … more
For the first time in a decade, Washington wildlife officials surveyed for a deadly neurological disease during Saturday's modern deer hunting season opener. Washington Department of Fish and … more
A chance to comment on proposed changes to Washington's spring bear hunting season will close Oct. 21. After that, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission will review a WDFW … more
The morning hadn’t started out as planned. Josh Westley, a Centralia native and resident, was packed and out the door of his house at 4 a.m. on Sept. 11 — the opening day of archery … more
Fall marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game birds in many areas of Washington. To help hunters have a successful hunting season, the Washington Department of … more
With many hunters heading outdoors with firearms, it is a good time to think about gun safety. In each of the past few years, about 450,000 people hunted in Idaho and more than 100,000 in … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is looking for public feedback on a scoping document to inform actions to conserve and rebuild Puget Sound Chinook salmon.  “We … more
Even after careful planning and every precaution taken, you can’t expect everything to go right on a bowhunting trip. Luckily for Tumwater High School’s Luke Brewer, persistence paid … more
Portions of the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam soon will be closed to all salmon fishing, fisheries managers from Oregon and Washington announced on Thursday. The closure is due to … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers announced Friday 62 tentative dates for razor clam digs beginning in mid-September and running through the end of the … more
Starting Friday, salmon fishing out of Westport will be open seven days a week. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife made the announcement Tuesday that weeklong fishing would begin … more
The leaves have not yet browned, popped free of their constraints and floated lazily to the ground. The air does not have that crisp edge to it yet. Summer is still in its height and glory here in … more
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