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An angler makes a cast while fishing the Crooked River below the Bowman Dam.

Now is excellent time for trout fishing on Crooked River

An angler makes a cast while fishing the Crooked River below the Bowman Dam.

November 14, 2021, 6:04am Northwest

Flowing among rugged canyons and twisted juniper trees, the Crooked River below Bowman Dam offers an ideal High Desert escape in November. Read story

Duck hunters Kamu Miles, left, and Spencer Berg, joined by hunting dog Ruby prepare for an early morning of duck hunting at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge’s Veterans Day hunt on Thursday. (Dana Bivens/U.S.

Veterans hunt ducks at Ridgefield wildlife refuge

Duck hunters Kamu Miles, left, and Spencer Berg, joined by hunting dog Ruby prepare for an early morning of duck hunting at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge’s Veterans Day hunt on Thursday. (Dana Bivens/U.S.

November 11, 2021, 4:05pm Clark County News

Fish and Wildlife Service, Fallen Outdoors team up to help vets be active, sociable Read story

Washington State Parks announces 2022 free days

November 11, 2021, 12:06pm Latest News

The best things in life don't require a Discover Pass. Read story

Swift Reservoir offers good fishing for rainbow trout in the fall in uncrowded conditions.

Fishing report: Good trout opportunity at Swift Reservoir

Swift Reservoir offers good fishing for rainbow trout in the fall in uncrowded conditions.

November 10, 2021, 3:50pm Outdoors

Trout fishing at Swift Reservoir continues through Nov. 30 and the smattering of trollers on the Skamania County water are experiencing good success. 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.

Columbia River and tributaries salmon fishing report, Nov. 3

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.

November 3, 2021, 4:05pm 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 Nov. 3. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., center, walks to a vote, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

‘A giant step’ for salmon: As dam-breaching debate rages, Cantwell quietly secures billions for fish recovery

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., center, walks to a vote, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

November 1, 2021, 7:48am Latest News

While the attention of Northwest salmon advocates has been focused on a renewed debate over the fate of the Lower Snake River dams, a Washington Democrat has quietly worked to secure an unprecedented investment in salmon recovery through two bills Congress appears poised to pass. Read story

A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

Spawn patrol: East Fork of Lewis River great place to watch fish on their journey

A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

November 1, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The onset of fall and coming of seasonal rains is perfect timing for the salmon that spawn in the East Fork of the Lewis River. Read story

Fall colors decorate Pack River Road in northern Idaho on Oct. 5.

After a stifling summer, fall brings crisp air, sharp colors

Fall colors decorate Pack River Road in northern Idaho on Oct. 5.

October 30, 2021, 9:34pm Northwest

Here are a few great hiking areas to check out. Each offers resplendent foliage, expansive views, winter-aware wildlife and crisp air. Read story