Coeur d'Alene Press: Outdoors

Outdoors

Thursday 07/02/2015
ITA looking for volunteers for trail maintenance work
Posted: July 02, 2015

The Idaho Trails Association is looking for volunteers to help do maintenance work on Saturday, July 11 on the Roman Nose Lakes trail No. 165 in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

Comments (0)
more »
Forest officials: Planning will help ensure a safe holiday weekend
Posted: July 02, 2015

Spending time on local public lands during the Independence Day weekend?

Comments (0)
more »
RMEF grant assists Idaho wolf management
Posted: July 02, 2015

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game accepted a $50,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to help firm up the state's ability to maintain management of its wolf population.

Comments (0)
more »
Summertime! And the glamping is easy on Orcas IslandIf you go
Posted: July 02, 2015

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - Like a cruise-ship greeter, the affable blonde hostess waited as I pulled into my reserved parking spot. "Welcome to Wanderlust," she said.

Comments (0)
more »
Backcountry visitors finding greater opportunities for solitude
Posted: July 02, 2015

Hikers, backpackers and backcountry horsemen are benefiting from recent management changes that create greater opportunities for solitude and backcountry experiences.

Comments (0)
more »
Escape the heat at a mountain lake
Posted: July 02, 2015

Our visitors from Houston last week didn't think the 100-plus degree days in North Idaho were all that uncomfortable. Their contention is that 85 degrees with 90 percent humidity is worse.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 06/25/2015
Hiking series kicks off Saturday
Posted: June 25, 2015

In its ninth summer, the Idaho Conservation League Adventure Series in North Idaho features day hikes of varying difficulty, paddle trips on both Lake Pend Oreille and Lake Coeur d'Alene and campsite and trail maintenance volunteer opportunities.

Comments (0)
more »
Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan
Posted: June 25, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

Comments (0)
more »
Osprey boat cruise planned for July 11
Posted: June 25, 2015

The osprey is a fish-eating hawk commonly seen in North Idaho. At least 100 pairs nest annually in the Lake Coeur d'Alene region including the lower reaches of the St. Joe and Coeur d'Alene Rivers.

Comments (0)
more »
Forest Service RV dump station closed
Posted: June 25, 2015

The Forest Service RV dump station located adjacent to Forest Highway 9 near Shoshone Base Camp along the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River is temporarily closed due to water and sewage leaks at the facility. Repairs are underway, but the facility is likely to remain closed one to two months.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 06/18/2015
Super Hunt winners announced
Posted: June 18, 2015

Idaho's first Super Hunt drawing of 2015 is complete and 26 lucky hunters have won the hunt of a lifetime.

Comments (0)
more »
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge to conduct drawing for deer hunt blind permits for hunters with disabilities
Posted: June 18, 2015

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge constructed a deer hunt blind last year specifically for disabled big game hunters. The refuge will conduct a random drawing on Aug. 10 will award 10 hunters a deer hunt permit for the use of the disabled hunter blind.

Comments (0)
more »
Don't be surprised if you see dead fish
Posted: June 18, 2015

Chances are if you've been to the southern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene, the lower Coeur d'Alene River chain lakes, or maybe even Hayden Lake, you've seen a few dead fish floating around or perhaps a pile of dead fish washed up on shore. Reports of fish die-offs have been coming into the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's regional office in Coeur d'Alene for the last two weeks.

Comments (0)
more »
Plan your next geotour
Posted: June 18, 2015

A new geotourism website created by National Geographic features outdoor adventures not far from North Idaho.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 06/11/2015
Priest River angler reels in Washington state record
Posted: June 11, 2015

TONASKET, Wash. - Longtime Priest River resident Kelly Flaherty has a whopper of a fish story to tell, only this experienced angler has the proof and backing of the state fish and wildlife department to keep his account from becoming just another fisherman's tale.

Comments (0)
more »
Officials monitor rodents for plague at Grand Canyon
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 12:12 am

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Summertime in Arizona's higher terrain means an increased risk of residents and tourists coming into contact with rodents that carry the plague. Health officials spend the warmer months monitoring squirrels, mice and prairie dogs for the rare but sometimes fatal disease. They also warn the public to avoid contact with wildlife and recommend that pets have flea collars or be sprayed routinely.

Comments (0)
more »
Women's outdoor skills clinic planned
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 12:21 am

The 22nd annual Panhandle Region "Women's Outdoor Skills" clinic is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Additional optional activities will be available from 4-6 p.m.

Comments (0)
more »
Boating safety courses offered throughout region
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 12:24 am

Sandpoint: The Bonner County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a Boat Idaho Course for members of the boating public wanting to learn basic boating laws and safety. The class will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Marine Division Boat House, 4001 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint. The class is expected to last six to eight hours. It is free to the public and is open to residents of any state.

Comments (0)
more »
BLM's Blackwell Island season passes available at several locations
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 12:24 am

The early summer weather has boaters anxious to get out on Lake Coeur d'Alene and enjoy the water. The Blackwell Island recreation site managed by the Bureau of Land Management offers a popular launch site to summer boaters due to its easy access to the lake.

Comments (0)
more »
Priest Lake Free Fishing Derby Saturday
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 12:23 am

PRIEST LAKE - The Priest Lake Sportsman's Club in conjunction with the Priest Lake Kaniksu Coolin Lions Clubs & the Kalispel Tribe of Indians will be sponsoring the 25th Annual Priest Lake Free Fishing Derby on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has stocked the pond at Priest Lake Golf Course with more than 1,000 trout for free fishing day.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 06/04/2015
Idaho free fishing day is June 13
Posted: June 04, 2015

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is inviting novice anglers of all ages - residents and nonresidents alike - to celebrate free fishing day on June 13 by fishing any public waters in Idaho without a license.

Comments (0)
more »
Study: Priest Lake has fewer lake trout than thought
Posted: June 04, 2015

PRIEST RIVER - Among the most surprising findings of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's study of the Priest Lake fishery: There are far fewer lake trout in Priest Lake than previously thought.

Comments (0)
more »
Forest roads being scrutinized
Posted: June 04, 2015

Idaho Panhandle National Forests officials are conducting a study of current national forest system roads throughout North Idaho and will complete this study by the end of 2015.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 05/28/2015
BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites
Posted: May 28, 2015

BOISE - BASE jumpers, by nature, just want to be free.

Comments (0)
more »
Hunting group wants to see more aggressive hunting near Idaho border
Posted: May 28, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials want to keep the existing rules in place for the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season, saying last week they think they've hit on the right formula in how they manage the predators.

Comments (0)
more »
Over The Mountain: Part One
Posted: May 28, 2015

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series that will be published Thursdays in the Outdoors section of The Press.

Comments (0)
more »
Fawns, calves, and chicks... here, there and everywhere!
Posted: May 28, 2015

Last week I was in Boise where I had the opportunity to see my southwestern Idaho Department of Fish and Game counterpart, Evin Oneale. He told me about a fawn he had come across in town the day prior, and the sad story that precipitated the event.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 05/21/2015
TV time for Reel Sportsman
Posted: May 21, 2015

COEUR d'ALENE - For a young Brett Surplus, going hunting and fishing every weekend with the men in his family was never really about bagging trophies.

Comments (0)
more »
Explore the St. Joe River District
Posted: May 21, 2015

Forest officials in the St. Joe River District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest are inviting the public to explore the district's summer recreation activities.

Comments (0)
more »
Biologists to present results from recent Priest Lake fishery studies
Posted: May 21, 2015

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has been conducting a comprehensive effort to learn more about the Priest Lake fishery. Work began about two years ago with the help of the University of Idaho and the Kalispel Tribe.

Comments (0)
more »
Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird
Posted: May 21, 2015

BOISE - A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country which is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened or endangered species already has delayed energy projects and oil and gas deals.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 05/14/2015
Cost to enter Yellowstone National Park going up
Posted: May 14, 2015

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Beginning June 1, it will cost more to visit Yellowstone National Park.

Comments (0)
more »
North Idaho Sportman's Expo starts Friday
Posted: May 14, 2015

The third annual North Idaho Sportsman's Expo begins Friday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

Comments (0)
more »
Video shows mother bear rushing toward tourists in Yellowstone
Posted: May 14, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. - Dramatic video captured by a Montana wildlife official shows a mother black bear with cubs running toward a knot of camera-clicking tourists as the animals try to cross a bridge in Yellowstone National Park.

Comments (0)
more »
Respect private property or risk losing access
Posted: May 14, 2015

In North Idaho, we are fortunate to have a lot of public property available for hunting and for recreation in general. But much of our wildlife resource, particularly game birds and big game, is located on private property.

Comments (0)
more »
Meals on Reels fishing derby coming to Lake Pend Oreille
Posted: May 14, 2015

Saving injured osprey and eagles while reducing the number of predators of game fish are the goals of the "Meals on Reels" fishing derby which is scheduled for June on Lake Pend Oreille. "Catching northern pike minnow, a non-game fish, to feed wounded eagles and osprey seems like a perfect fit," said Jane Veltkamp, spokeswoman for Birds of Prey Northwest.

Comments (0)
more »
Volunteers sought to help clean English Point Trail
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 8:31 am

The Idaho Trails Association will host its first North Idaho trail work party of the season May 30.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 04/30/2015
Trout survival study
Posted: April 30, 2015

Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologists are starting to study survival rates of lake trout that are caught and released by anglers on Priest Lake. The study will help IDFG biologists better understand whether mortality of caught and released fish is high enough in Priest Lake that it is an issue with which anglers and IDFG need to be concerned.

Comments (1)
more »
Spots still open for NIC at Sandpoint bird class
Posted: April 30, 2015

It's not too late to sign up for North Idaho College at Sandpoint's "Family Birding Outing" class taught by ornithologist and author Brian Baxter on May 2.

Comments (0)
more »
$4M in U.S. projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat
Posted: April 30, 2015

BOISE - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species.

Comments (0)
more »
New Fish and Game video shows how bigger hatchery fish mean better angler success
Posted: April 30, 2015

A video posted on the Idaho Department of Fish and Game website highlights a new approach by Fish and Game fisheries managers that will lead to better success for Idaho anglers. A good share of the hatchery rainbow trout stocked in Idaho's largest still-water fisheries this spring will be 12 inches instead of the standard of 10 inches.

Comments (0)
more »
IDFG: Don't wait to take hunter's education course
Posted: April 30, 2015

Idaho Department of Fish and Game advises that spring is a good time to take Idaho's hunter education course.

Comments (0)
more »
Grizzly group to meet in Cody, discuss endangered status
Posted: April 30, 2015

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A grizzly bear committee will discuss the possibility of removing the Yellowstone region animals from the endangered species list at an upcoming meeting in Cody.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 04/23/2015
Bringing back steelhead to the Potlatch River
Posted: April 23, 2015

While surveying the Potlatch River about 10 years ago, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game discovered something surprising - a resilient population of wild steelhead.

Comments (0)
more »
Great crappie fishing isavailable in North Idaho
Posted: April 23, 2015

Black crappie are a popular sport fish in the North Idaho Panhandle. Found in many of the area lakes, crappie offer great fishing and excellent table fare.

Comments (0)
more »
3-D shootout attracts big crowd
Posted: April 23, 2015

More than 600 archers participated in the Coeur d'Alene Bowmen's first 3-D archery tournament of the year.

Comments (0)
more »
Chinook season opens this weekend
Posted: April 23, 2015

The spring Chinook salmon fishing season opens Saturday on parts of the Clearwater, Lochsa, Salmon and Snake rivers.

Comments (0)
more »
Looking for lunkers
Posted: April 23, 2015

The first time Valentina Thomson hooked into a northern pike, it took her about 15 minutes to get it into the boat.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 04/16/2015
Davis tapped for St. Joe ranger job
Posted: April 16, 2015

Matt Davis, the acting district ranger for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest's St. Joe Ranger District, will soon be the district's official ranger.

Comments (0)
more »
Biologists say there's enough data to decide wolf protection
Posted: April 16, 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - State biologists are telling the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission there is enough information to consider taking the gray wolf off the state endangered species list.

Comments (0)
more »
default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
Not you?||
Logout|My Dashboard

Stocks