Outdoor

Fires, other activities restricted in wildlife areas

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Fish and Wildlife has restricted fires and other activities on Fish and Wildlife managed lands east of the Cascade Mountains. The new rule prohibits: Fires or campfires, including those in fire rings, although personal camp stoves and lante...

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Cabin-camping at Shady Pines Resort

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last part of time spent at Shady Pines Resort on Conconully Reservoir.The resort has four individual cabins, a duplex housing two more cabins and the loft, which is a full-sized apartment. There are also 21 RV sites and two tent...

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Conconully adventure refreshing

July 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a two-part series about camping at Lower Conconully Reservoir.The thunder clouds were developing over the Okanogan National Forest, to the west. It was later in the afternoon and my plan was to be on the water for an ev...

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Special hunt permit results online

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

The special hunt permit results are online, as this column last week noted the results would be out soon. The easiest way to check the results is to go to the Fish and Wildlife website.Raffle permit huntsThe next drawing is for the raffle p...

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Still more hunting prep tips

June 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

This is the last in a series about preparing for hunting season.Donít forget shotgun practiceTime should also be spent breaking clays. There are many clay pigeon throwers these days, besides the hand throwers.A buddy has a thrower he hooks ...

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Message from Fish and Wildlife

June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

The following message was received from Fish and Wildlife Tuesday while checking for the special hunt permit results. We are still in the waiting game, but it is now clear how the drawing works and why the draws and validation process is a ...

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More hunting preparation suggestions

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Head to the shooting rangeWe have a group of four reloaders, both rifle and shotgun. This is a fun and rewarding experience. Reloading the rifle cartridge case and then shooting a deer or elk with it is similar to tying a fishing fly and th...

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Results of special permit a waiting game

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The deadline for submitting special hunt permit applications was midnight on May 23. Now we have a waiting game.Fish and Wildlife indicates the results will be available by the end of June for deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose ...

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Preparing for hunting season

June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a series about preparing for the hunting season.Now is the time to begin preparing for the upcoming hunting season. Yes, we are two to four months away from some of the seasons, but now is the time to start some hunting...

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Free Fishing this weekend

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

No more excuses. Make a lunch, pour the family into the vehicle and go fishing. No fishing license? No problem, at least on this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. This is what Fish and Wildlife terms Free Fishing Weekend.A fishing license...

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