Outdoors

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

Coho fry lost after equipment fails at Kalama hatchery

By TOM PAULU/Longview Daily News March 18, 2015 11:31 a.m.

Generator fails destroying one pump and damaging two others reducing flow of fresh water to incubation room

Bonneville Dam fish count 3/17

March 17, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish counts and streamflows at Bonneville Dam plus Willamette Falls fish count

Some fish can live in low-oxygen dead zones

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press March 17, 2015 6 a.m.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Scientists say they have found that some fish can survive in low-oxygen dead zones that are expanding in deep waters off the West Coast as the climate changes.

State Parks are free on Thursday

March 14, 2015 7 a.m.

Discover Pass

Bonneville Dam fish count 3/14

March 14, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Counts and water conditions at Bonneville Dam, plus counts at Willamette Falls

Change proposed for Margaret unit elk hunting rules

By TOM PAULU/Longview Daily News March 14, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Wildlife officials suggest unit north of Mount St. Helens be managed as a general bull area with 3-point antler minimum

Scabland: Smell of sage lures hikers, bikers

By RICH LANDERS, The Spokesman-Review March 14, 2015 6 a.m.

ODESSA — Great horned owlettes are hatching, coyotes are denning and rattlesnakes are still groggy — all signals that it's prime time to hike, bike or ride a horse through the sagebrush country of Eastern Washington. Wildflowers are just beginning to bloom if you need more incentive, and songful meadowlarks are back.

State seeks comments on moth eradication

By The Columbian March 13, 2015 5:53 p.m.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a plan to eradicate gypsy moths using insecticide later this spring near Yacolt, a town nearly 30 miles north of Vancouver.

Oregon police seek tips in bull elk poaching case

By Associated Press March 13, 2015 11:19 a.m.

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division says two bull elk were illegally killed in Lincoln County, and it wants anyone with information to contact the state's Turn in Poachers hotline.