Outdoors

Mt. Hood Meadows delays start of 50th anniversary ski season

November 24, 2017, 10:23 AM

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — Officials say Mt. Hood Meadows is delaying the start of its season for a few days while the ski area waits for conditions to improve.

Herrera Beutler seeks aid for fishery disasters

November 16, 2017, 6:04 PM

Members of Congress from the state of Washington are asking the Office of Management and Budget to provide additional funding for declared fishery disasters statewide.

Last call for coho as late fall run peaks

November 15, 2017, 10:25 PM

The weekend boats were chewing the waters of the North Fork of the Lewis River into a foamy froth.

Fishing report, Nov. 16

November 15, 2017, 10:23 PM

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulation Updates page for retention details).

Fish traps of past may help future of Columbia salmon

November 8, 2017, 11:10 PM

The Wild Fish Conservancy in partnership with other conservation groups has spent two seasons employing test fish traps on the Columbia River near Cathlamet.

Out and About: Freshwater fish rules in spotlight

November 8, 2017, 11:08 PM

State fishery managers are inviting the public to comment on proposals to simplify recreational fishing rules for Washington rivers, streams and lakes.

Fishing report, Nov. 9

November 8, 2017, 11:07 PM

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam.

Hunters cry foul at wildlife area plan

November 2, 2017, 11:01 PM

RIDGEFIELD — Biologists, wildlife managers, and representatives of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife faced a skeptical room of hunters and sportsman at a meeting at its Region 5 office Wednesday. About 60 people were in attendance.

Casting Call: Clark-Skamania Flyfishers put art of sport on display

November 1, 2017, 6:25 PM

About 30 novice and expert fly casters gathered on the banks of the East Fork of the Lewis River on Saturday, Oct.28 for the annual fall fly casting clinic put on by the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers.

Fishing report, Nov. 2

November 1, 2017, 6:24 PM

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam.

Out and about: 1,300 acres of wildlife land added

November 1, 2017, 6:20 PM

1,300 acres of wildlife land east of Cascades

Ore. wildlife biologists testing deer, elk for fatal disease

October 30, 2017, 9:49 AM

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has established testing stations where hunters can submit deer and elk carcasses to be tested for chronic wasting disease.

No salmon return to Canada river, bringing New England fears

October 29, 2017, 2:38 PM

A conservation group’s discovery that no wild Atlantic salmon have returned to a key river in New Brunswick is prompting concern for the fish’s population health in the U.S. and eastern Canada.

SW Washington hunters pursue a thinned elk herd

October 25, 2017, 9:48 PM

The harsh winter of 2016-17 took a toll on some of Southwest Washington’s elk herds, but left others in good shape.

Fishing report, Oct. 26

October 25, 2017, 9:45 PM

Despite the wind and rain, there were several thousand sturgeon anglers out in the elements trying their best to fill their daily bag limit during the one day weekend opener.