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Fishing report Oct. 22

October 21, 2020, 7:23pm Outdoors

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife suspended all razor clam digs along the Pacific Coast on Wednesday because of high levels of domoic acid. Read story

FILE - In this April 24, 2008, file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville.

Sea lions take big bite out of early salmon runs, new study finds

FILE - In this April 24, 2008, file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville.

October 20, 2020, 11:30am Latest News

Early runs of wild spring Chinook salmon returning to the Columbia River are bearing the brunt of sea lion attacks, a new study suggests. Read story

A pair of geese preen their feathers at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge.

The 10 best bird watching spots close to Clark County

A pair of geese preen their feathers at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge.

October 19, 2020, 6:02am Latest News

Whether you’re craning your neck to see sandhill cranes or hoofing it down the trail for a rough-legged hawk, there are several ways and places to go bird watching close to Portland this fall. Read story

The Storey Burn Trail runs through the Tillamook State Forest in Oregon's Coast Range, near the start of the original Tillamook Burn fire in 1933.

Hiking through the Tillamook Burn: An Oregon forest recovers, decades after devastating fires

The Storey Burn Trail runs through the Tillamook State Forest in Oregon's Coast Range, near the start of the original Tillamook Burn fire in 1933.

October 18, 2020, 12:45pm Latest News

It’s quiet in the Coast Range forest, the morning mist giving way to blue sky, sun cresting the hilltops and filtering in through the trees. Read story

The dogs are getting excited, as are local waterfowl hunters, for the duck and goose seasons open this Saturday. Local public marshes look pretty good going into the season.

Waterfowl season to open with more geese, fewer ducks

The dogs are getting excited, as are local waterfowl hunters, for the duck and goose seasons open this Saturday. Local public marshes look pretty good going into the season.

October 15, 2020, 7:05pm Outdoors

Waterfowl seasons open this Saturday, and hunters will find conditions about average for this time of year, as well as decent numbers of ducks and geese to target. Read story

High levels of marine toxins have forced the cancelation of scheduled razor clam digs at Long Beach.

Washington approves six days of razor clam digging starting Friday

High levels of marine toxins have forced the cancelation of scheduled razor clam digs at Long Beach.

October 14, 2020, 6:22pm Outdoors

Washington state shellfish managers have approved six more days of razor clam digging starting Friday after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. Read story

A view of Bonneville Dam from the Hamilton Mountain trail. The six-mile round trip hike is steep, but offers expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge.

Steep hike up Hamilton Mountain worth it for Columbia River Gorge views

A view of Bonneville Dam from the Hamilton Mountain trail. The six-mile round trip hike is steep, but offers expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge.

October 14, 2020, 6:19pm Outdoors

The trail up to Hamilton Mountain offers natural beauty and breathtaking views. That is, of course, if the climb up hasn't already taken your breath away. Read story

Fishing Report, Oct. 15

October 14, 2020, 6:18pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Oct. 13. Read story

Fishing report: Oct. 8

October 7, 2020, 8:25pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Oct. 5. Read story

WDFW lifts fire restrictions, including target shooting ban, on most department-managed lands

October 2, 2020, 8:15am Northwest

OLYMPIA -- With a reduced wildfire danger due to cooling temperatures and higher humidity, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lifted fire restrictions, including a temporary target-shooting ban, on most department-managed lands on Thursday. Read story