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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Fishing report 4/24

By Allen Thomas April 24, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Spring chinook angling should be improving at Wind River, Drano Lake; local lakes planted with rainbow trout

Gorge-ous wildflowers

By Allen Thomas April 24, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Trails in the eastern end of the Columbia Gorge are at their best in the spring when the balsamroot, lupine and desert parsley put on their annual show

Five trout waters open on Saturday

By Allen Thomas April 24, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Swift Reservoir will stay closed until June 7 to protect young salmon, steelhead

Out & About

By Allen Thomas April 24, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about trail projects in Southwest Washington, opening of Johnston Ridge Observatory and a meeting of the Oregon Bass and Panfish Club

Fishing report 4/17

By Allen Thomas April 17, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Anglers get final shot on Saturday at spring chinook in lower Columbia

Anglers urge protection of forage fish

By Allen Thomas April 17, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Federal panel taking initiative to preserve a wide range of ocean species

Woodland trap shooters giving it their best shot

By Allen Thomas April 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Trap shooting is the third largest sport at Woodland High School, behind football and track, said volunteer coach Ben Musgrove, a La Center resident whose son attends Woodland.

Chinook anglers to get one more day in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas April 16, 2014 5:50 p.m.

Salmon fishing to be open Saturday upstream to Rooster Rock for boaters, upstream to Bonneville Dam for bank rods

Fishing report 4/10

By Allen Thomas April 10, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Monday final scheduled day of spring chinook angling in lower Columbia River

Study: Mount St. Helens elk herd reduction accomplished

By Allen Thomas April 10, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Five years of research show hunting antlerless animals reduced the population as intended by Department of Fish and Wildlife

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