Outdoors

Reservations available starting Sunday for Lewis River parks

By The Columbian February 27, 2015 9 a.m.

Online reservations will be accepted for Cresap Bay, Cougar and a portion of Beaver Bay, with reservations starting March 9 for Swift Forest Camp

Razor clam digging resumes Monday at Long Beach

By The Columbian February 27, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Four days of digging scheduled with another nine days anticipated in mid-March, including a shift to morning tides

Free vessel checks to be offered Saturday

February 26, 2015 5:05 p.m.

Goal is to prevent boaters from getting equipment-related citations

Trail cams: Trophies live to walk away

By By ERIC BARKER Lewiston Tribune February 25, 2015 10:34 p.m.

LEWISTON, Idaho — Lenny Frasure of Clarkston decided long ago to leave his hunting rifle at home.

North Lewis River smolt shortage prompts questions

By Allen Thomas February 25, 2015 10:33 p.m.

ARIEL — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife expects to be short about 55,000 young spring chinook for release in the North Fork of the Lewis River this fall and next spring.

Out & About: Registration set for chinook tournament

February 25, 2015 10:31 p.m.

Outdoors notes for the week of Feb. 26

Fishing report 2/26

February 25, 2015 10:30 p.m.

Spring chinook fishing in the lower Columbia River begins in earnest starting Sunday, when waters upstream of Interstate 5 open for retention.

Loosening elk-import rule opposed in Idaho

By Betsy Z. Russell, The Spokesman-Review February 25, 2015 6 a.m.

BOISE — The Idaho Senate's Agriculture Committee has voted 5-4 to reject a rule change easing restrictions on importation of farmed elk into the state that brought warnings from state Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore of potential catastrophic impacts to Idaho's wildlife herds.

Attendance up at 3 national parks in Washington

By Associated Press February 20, 2015 10:30 a.m.

PORT ANGELES — Attendance is up at three national parks in Washington state.

Clark County officials seek public feedback on parks plan

By The Columbian February 20, 2015 6 a.m.

As Clark County officials flesh out long-range plans for growth, they hope to get a sense of what the public wants in its parks.

Klickitat rail-to-trail features winter eagles

By Allen Thomas February 19, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Lower two miles of the route from Lyle to Fisher HIll Bridge a nice location to jumpstart the hiking season

Fishing report 2/19

By Allen Thomas February 19, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Mild weather, early bite by kokanee results in lots of angling effort at Merwin Reservoir

Ski area says it plans full spring season

By The Columbian February 19, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Mount Hood Meadows says rumors of an early closure not true

Class slated Feb. 28 on VHF marine radio use

February 19, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Course will be taught by Coast Guard Auxiliary and others at Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations Center

State seeks advisers regarding Cowlitz River fisheries

February 19, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Nominations will be accepted by Department of Fish and Wildlife through Feb. 27