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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Not a typical elk season

By Allen Thomas October 30, 2014 6:06 a.m.

It is hard to predict how hunting in Southwest Washington will change with the debut of Weyerhaeuser's access fee to a big chunk of its local lands

Columbia River fishing report October 2014

By Allen Thomas October 30, 2014 6:05 a.m.

This year's strong coho salmon run has reached deep inland

Final commercial salmon fishing periods set

By Allen Thomas October 23, 2014 11:16 a.m.

Gillnet fleet will target on coho downstream of Woodland and chinook upstream as 2014 fishery draws to a close

Time spent in forest left many memories

By Allen Thomas October 23, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Vancouver man recalls working, living in Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the mid-1950s, before many of the roads were built

Columbia River fishing report October 2014

By Allen Thomas October 23, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Coho still fueling decent catches in Cowlitz and North Fork Lewis rivers; Swift Reservoir slowing for trout but still producing limits

Local hatcheries to cut coho, steelhead releases

By Allen Thomas October 20, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Less federal money will result in fewer fish stocked in Kalama, Deep rivers, plus at Drano Lake

Columbia River fishing report October 2014

By Allen Thomas October 16, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Late-run coho providing action in a few locations in Columbia plus in Cowlitz River; Swift Reservoir still good for trout

A big year of Northwest fishing

By Allen Thomas October 16, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Ridgefield angler is out to see how many Northwest fish and shellfish species he can catch in 2014. His tally: 77 with two months remaining

Columbia River fishing report October 2014

By Allen Thomas October 9, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Coho offer late-season action at mouth of Cowlitz, Klickitat rivers; Swift Reservoir producing limits of trout

Mandatory hatchery steelhead retention proposed

By Allen Thomas October 9, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Regulation would apply to Southwest Washington tributaries

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