Outdoors

States delay commercial spring chinook fishing in lower Columbia

March 23, 2015 10:36 a.m.

Test netting on Sunday caught too high a ratio of winter steelhead to spring chinook to allow a season on Tuesday

Wolves thriving in Washington, but only in the east

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press March 22, 2015 2:24 p.m.

SPOKANE — Wolves are thriving in Washington, primarily on the eastern side of the Cascade Range.

Stuntman's brainstorm: Backup bear repellent

By BRETT FRENCH, The Billings Gazette March 22, 2015 6 a.m.

LIVINGSTON, Mont. — It may sound contradictory, but the people taking the biggest risks are usually the most safety conscious.

Bonneville Dam fish count 3/21

March 21, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish counts and water conditions at Bonneville Dam and Willamette Falls

Bonneville Dam fish count 3/20

March 20, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish counts and water conditions at Bonneville Dam and Willamette Falls

Students gain knowledge as they release salmon into creek

By Susan Parrish March 19, 2015 9:30 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — Squatting on the bank of Gravel Point Creek, Andrew Swatosh, 10, released a scoop of tiny coho into the tributary of Salmon Creek.

Bonneville Dam fish count 3/19

March 19, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Counts and water conditions at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River plus at Willamette Falls

Lower Columbia sturgeon retention not quite dead yet

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

Washington prepares options for a limited season in mid-May to mid-June in estuary

Columbia River fishing report 3/19

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

Spring chinook catches slowly improving, but Columbia downstream of Cowlitz River mouth is muddy

Steelheaders to take veterans fishing

March 19, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Parking spots may be limited at Marine Park on Saturday morning due to event to benefit wounded troops

Mount Hood Meadows to reopen Friday

March 19, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Ski area suspends operations for four days to ready snow for spring break

Oregon appeals court backs curtailing gillnet use

By Associated Press March 18, 2015 9:05 p.m.

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld state rules curtailing the use of gillnets on the main stem of the Columbia River.

Oregon court upholds rules limiting gillnets in lower Columbia

March 18, 2015 6:46 p.m.

Commercial fishermen oppose plans to move gillnets off-channel, use seines in main river

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting using drones

March 18, 2015 6:41 p.m.

Bill orders state wildlife agency to adopt rule banning use of unmanned vehicles to track, harass or scout fish and wildlife

Razor clam digging switches Saturday to morning tides

March 18, 2015 4:56 p.m.

Digging at Long Beach Peninsula is open daily through Tuesday with more days to be announced soon