Hunting

General hunting questions

October 01, 2015 at 1:45 pm

This is the first of a two-part series about general hunting questions. This year’s hunting prospects, provided by Fish and Wildlife, have been provided in this space during the past few weeks. Going along with the prospects is a series of...

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Fall is a busy time for outdoor-minded people

September 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Fishing season closing A bunch of Columbia Basin waters are open all year long. However, the general fishing season ends next Wednesday, Sept. 30, for several Columbia Basin lakes. Be sure and check the regulations pamphlet before wetting ...

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Hunting prospects continued

September 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm

This is a multi-part series about the 2015 hunting prospects. Waterfowl population status The Washington Breeding Population Survey, conducted in May, has been occurring since 2009. This survey is an indicator of breeding effort, as it es...

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General deer season to open one month from yesterday

September 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Modern firearm deer hunters are getting excited about the upcoming deer season, which is scheduled to open one month from yesterday, Saturday, Oct. 17. Archery and muzzleloader seasons are opening and closing in various game management uni...

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Hunting prospects continued

September 17, 2015 at 1:45 pm

This is a multi-part series about the 2015 hunting prospects. Bird hunting success in Grant and Adams counties is on the increase. Read on. Quail Grant County was Washington’s second highest producing county in 2014, while Adams County i...

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Fresh News from MarDon

September 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm

As heat returns to the reservoir our bass, crappie and bluegill bite improves. Walleye fishing is really on right now. Trollers are using spinners and night crawlers and continue to catch a mixed bag of walleye, trout, bass, crappie, perch,...

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Dove season has strong beginning

September 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Although we have not received an official opening day of dove season results, reports have reached this desk indicating the opening was strong. Reports of limits, including a mixed bag of mourning doves and Eurasian collared doves. Of cour...

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District 5 Deer hunting prospects

September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

This is a multi-part series about the 2015 hunting prospects. Deer: General information continued Game Management Unit 284 is dominated by private property. Hunters should plan to seek permission to access private lands and/or plan on hun...

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No info on hunting results available

September 04, 2015 at 1:45 pm

It is always a priority of this column to provide the results of a recently opened hunting season as soon as possible. The results of Tuesday’s opening seasons are not available as of this writing. In fact, the sound of shotgun blasts has ...

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Hunting prospects for deer and elk

September 03, 2015 at 1:45 pm

This is a multi-part series about the 2015 hunting prospects. Every year Fish and Wildlife biologists provide information about what hunters can expect when in the field this fall. This doesn’t mean there will be a deer or elk next to ever...

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