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FILE - A female grizzly eyes her new habitat in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana as she leaves a culvert trap on Oct. 2, 2005. The bear, trapped in the North Fork of the Flathead River drainage, Sept. 30, 2005, was transplanted to the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem in order to help boost the struggling grizzly bear population. Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to lift federal protections for the animals.

Montana advances grizzly plans that may allow hunting

FILE - A female grizzly eyes her new habitat in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana as she leaves a culvert trap on Oct. 2, 2005. The bear, trapped in the North Fork of the Flathead River drainage, Sept. 30, 2005, was transplanted to the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem in order to help boost the struggling grizzly bear population. Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to lift federal protections for the animals.

December 16, 2021, 7:45pm Nation & World

Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to lift federal protections for the animals. Read story

Sturgeon fishing can be very good above the Bonneville Dam, but anglers must be ready for bad weather and high winds. Make sure you fish from a boat that can get you back to the ramp if the weather turns nasty.

Sturgeon fishing to open Jan. 1 on several portions of Columbia River

Sturgeon fishing can be very good above the Bonneville Dam, but anglers must be ready for bad weather and high winds. Make sure you fish from a boat that can get you back to the ramp if the weather turns nasty.

December 16, 2021, 5:09pm Newsletter

The popular white sturgeon fishery opens Jan. 1 on select sections of the Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam, though the area between The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam — commonly known as The Dalles Pool — will only open three days per week, state fishery managers announced Thursday. Read story

Guide Matt Eleazer with a client and a fine spring Chinook caught during last year?s season. Prospects and projections for spring and summer salmon are up this year, and anglers could be looking at the best season they have seen in a number of years.

Columbia River spring Chinook projections are up for 2022

Guide Matt Eleazer with a client and a fine spring Chinook caught during last year?s season. Prospects and projections for spring and summer salmon are up this year, and anglers could be looking at the best season they have seen in a number of years.

December 15, 2021, 8:15pm Newsletter

Washington and Oregon have announced their spring and summer salmon run forecasts, and there is reason for optimism in the numbers. Read story

The Ray Garey Cabin at Teacup Nordic, pictured last season, is a heated day-use facility for warming and eating lunch.

Teacup Nordic season is open

The Ray Garey Cabin at Teacup Nordic, pictured last season, is a heated day-use facility for warming and eating lunch.

December 15, 2021, 8:10pm Outdoors

Teacup Nordic, the popular cross-country ski trail network on the east side of Mount Hood, opened for the season last Saturday. Read story

Hikers look out at the Badlands Wilderness from Flatiron Rock. The trail to Flatiron Rock is one of the Badlands' more popular routes.

Oregon’s Badlands: Hiking the Flatiron Rock Trail

Hikers look out at the Badlands Wilderness from Flatiron Rock. The trail to Flatiron Rock is one of the Badlands' more popular routes.

December 10, 2021, 6:03am Northwest

Unseasonably warm weather in Central Oregon has extended hiking season into December. Read story

Local razor clam diggers will have until December 23 to keep 20 clams on Washington beaches as the limit will return to 15 on Dec. 30, 2021.

Last chance for December clam digs with 20-clam limit

Local razor clam diggers will have until December 23 to keep 20 clams on Washington beaches as the limit will return to 15 on Dec. 30, 2021.

December 9, 2021, 5:47pm Latest News

Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday 26 tentatively scheduled razor clam digs in January and February. WDFW also confirmed that the latest round of December digs can proceed as planned beginning next week. Read story

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

Fishing report: Final check of 2021

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

December 8, 2021, 3:17pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for Dec. 8. Read story

Chimney Rock as seen in the North Idaho Selkirks in June. Ski areas are taking steps to adapt to climate change.

Ski areas adapt to changing climate

Chimney Rock as seen in the North Idaho Selkirks in June. Ski areas are taking steps to adapt to climate change.

December 5, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

This winter is predicted to be a good one, with a 70 to 80 percent chance of a La Niña bringing buckets of snow. Read story