Outdoors

FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a fema

U.S. to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

December 6, 2018, 10:01 AM

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species.

Turkey pot pie is a great way to make use of leftover holiday turkey, whether or not the bird was wi

Nature’s Feast: Wild Turkey Pot Pie

December 6, 2018, 6:03 AM

This recipe is great for using up leftover turkey meat from Thanksgiving or Christmas. Hopefully you have been lucky enough to roast a wild turkey this holiday season, but If not, domestic turkey will work just fine.

Out and About: Razor Clam dig opens

December 6, 2018, 6:02 AM

Razor clam dig opens

Fishing Report, Dec. 6

December 6, 2018, 6:01 AM

Fishing is good for plus-sized fall rainbow trout in the lakes stocked on Black Friday.

Where are the ducks? Dry, warm weather has kept the northern ducks and geese held up in Canada. Wate

Dry Season for Ducks: Clark County hunters await arrival of birds

December 5, 2018, 11:00 PM

In the pre-dawn light, a small flight of ducks swung in over the decoys, presenting themselves perfectly for a shot.

Out and About: Wildlife club to meet Dec. 5

November 29, 2018, 6:49 PM

Wildlife club to meet

Fishing Report, Nov. 29

November 29, 2018, 6:48 PM

Poor weather slowed the bite at some of the lakes stocked for the Black Friday trout opener, although some anglers did well. Fishing should continue to be good for the plus-sized fall rainbows in lakes that were stocked.

Skiers take in the views from the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort last season near the top of the Vista

Winter ski preview: Views for all skiers

November 29, 2018, 3:51 PM

The very first snows of winter are falling on the slopes of Oregon’s Mount Hood, and the ski resorts are gearing up for another season of skiing and snowboarding. Soon the snow-covered runs will be busy with skiers gracefully cutting their way down the mountain.

Blake Ramsey (left) and Chris Seassions with a fine mess of Black Friday rainbow trout from Rowland

Better Black Friday for the outdoors

November 21, 2018, 7:00 PM

If working off the Thanksgiving calories by jostling with other shoppers isn’t your idea of a good time, how about spending your Black Friday in the outdoors instead?

The flavors of grouse and chanterelle mushrooms meld well to make for a delightful meal, and they ar

Nature’s Feast: Dutch oven grouse with wild mushrooms

November 21, 2018, 6:59 PM

Dutch oven grouse with wild mushrooms

Out & About: Friday is free State Parks Day

November 21, 2018, 6:58 PM

Friday is free State Parks Day

Though rare, attacks by cougars are getting renewed attention following two recent deadly encounters

Locals learn about living in cougar habitat

November 21, 2018, 6:58 PM

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff held a meeting at the Region 5 Office in Ridgefield to educate members of the public about cougars, and how to live with them.

Fishing report, Nov. 22

November 21, 2018, 6:57 PM

The Black Friday fishery will kick off Nov. 23. All the participating lakes should be stocked by Wednesday with large fall rainbow trout.

In addition to feasting in the Columbia River, sea lions have been hammering wild winter steelhead b

Lethal force approved for sea lion at Willamette Falls

November 15, 2018, 10:19 PM

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s plan to remove problem California sea lions from the Willamette River Falls using lethal force has been approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Jennifer and Douglas Hawkins search the sky for ducks as they take part in the first Ridgefield Nati

Hunt for Heroes: Ridgefield refuge’s event lets veterans give sport a try

November 14, 2018, 9:55 PM

Just as legal shooting hours started, a lone mallard slipped into the decoys. The shots that were fired did nothing to slow him down, and the green-headed drake put his foot on the gas, and escaped.