Outdoors

Fishing Report, Oct. 11

October 11, 2018, 6:02 AM

White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam, but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing.

Out and About: Popular hunting seasons open Saturday

October 11, 2018, 6:01 AM

Some of Washington's most popular hunting seasons will get underway Saturday, when modern firearm deer hunters and waterfowl hunters take to the field.

A rooster pheasant is held by Vancouver Wildlife League volunteer Randy Dalton prior to release. The

Pheasants released into SW Washington wildlife areas for fall hunt

October 10, 2018, 9:17 PM

The big, colorful rooster pheasant burst into the air, cackling derisively as he rose. His brilliant colors flashed in the sun, and we could see his iridescent feathers in surprising detail. He coasted along and finally went down into the cover about 200 yards in front of us.

Fishing report, Oct. 4

October 3, 2018, 9:36 PM

White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the Columbia River mouth upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam, but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing.

Out and About: Conservation meeting Oct. 9

October 3, 2018, 9:35 PM

Conservation group’s monthly meeting Oct. 9

Columbian outdoors reporter Terry Otto took this mature Tom turkey recently in the first ever genera

While hunters focus on big game, fall turkeys are now option in Gorge

October 3, 2018, 9:34 PM

Sweat rolled down into my eyes as I clutched a small oak tree to catch my breath. The flock of turkeys I was tracking were making for the road above me about 100 yards, and I was trying to cut them off. I wiped my brow and started up the hill again.

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018, file photo, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is shown at a gathering in

Lawmakers debate fix after conservation fund lapses

October 2, 2018, 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it.

Fishing report, Sept. 27

September 27, 2018, 6:02 AM

White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam, but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing.

Out and About: Vancouver Wildlife League to meet Oct. 3

September 27, 2018, 6:01 AM

Vancouver Wildlife League to meet Oct. 3

Mature blacktail bucks like this one are not easy to bag. Hunters will need to pass up smaller bucks

Buck Bounceback: Deer recover from harsh winter of 2016-17

September 26, 2018, 10:28 PM

Deer hunters should find more bucks in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties this year as the population recovers from the harsh winter of 2016-17. That winter also took a toll on the deer in western Washington, where the winters are generally milder.

 Local razor clam diggers will have to wait until December 22 for the first dig on Long Beach. The c

Clams just need a break

September 19, 2018, 7:09 PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.

Out & About: Signs stolen from Merrill Lake Conservation Area

September 19, 2018, 6:06 PM

A hand-crafted “Fly Fishing Only” sign was stolen recently from the Merrill Lake Conservation Area. The sign was made by a member of the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers that is no longer living and the club and the Washington Department of Natural Resources would like to get it back.

Fishing report, Sept. 19

September 19, 2018, 6:04 PM

Current & Upcoming Fishing Opportunities

A chinook salmon is hooked near Brookings, Ore. Canada and several U.S. states would reduce their ca

Pacific salmon panel backs plan

September 17, 2018, 7:47 PM

PORTLAND — Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory fish afloat in Pacific waters.

Nature’s Feast: Teriyaki BBQ Band-tail Pigeons

September 13, 2018, 6:03 AM

Teriyaki is a good match for full-flavored game meats such as band-tail pigeons, but it can burn if the birds are cooked too hot, and the sugar will turn to carbon. That is why this recipe calls for the meat to be 90% done before adding the teriyaki sauce.