Outdoors

What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

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Getting outdoors during uncertain times

Idahoans cherish the great outdoors with its easily accessible open spaces. But the COVID-19 pandemic has us que...

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Spring conditions impacting forest roads

The USDA Forest Service would like to remind visitors travelling on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests extensive network of roads and trails to be aware of changing conditions and the hazards of driving on soft...

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USFS closes 120 developed sites in Panhandle forest

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest is threatening to fine people for defying its closed campground orders.

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Humanities, conservation, education

Safari Club chapter supports kids, projects

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Spring: A good time to learn the art of building bird boxes

Spring at the sportsmen’s club can mean a lot of things but for one particular season it meant wood duck boxes.

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Windy Bay gillnetting for pike aids cutthroat

In an effort to reduce predation by northern pike on native cutthroat trout, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe began gillnetting northern pike last week in Lake Coeur ...

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Survey finds increased mountain goats in Sekirks

In February 2020, Panhandle Fish & Game biologists completed an aerial survey of mountain goats in Unit 1. A total of 57 goats were counted in the Selkirk Mo...

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Forestry herbicide class is being held in Sandpoint

Forestry efforts to manage plants that impede reforestation or degrade forest biodiversity rely primarily on cultural techniques. But sometimes a discrete herbicide application can make all the difference in such...

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The biologists who are losing sleep over sheep

They’re working to solve the thorny problem of mixing bighorn sheep, backcountry skiers

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How’s the winter going up there?

A friend of mine called from Arizona.

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Burbot fishing ramps up on Kootenai

Mid-February to mid-March often hosts the highest numbers of adult burbot in Idaho

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Gold in them hills isn’t just in the pan

To learn the agitated art of gold panning we went north, but we needn’t have gone so far.

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Goat packing gains toehold among hunters

But feds want the animals out of the forest

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LEAP registration due today

2020 LEAP Updates will be held at three Idaho locations: Lewiston on March 10, St. Maries on March 11 and Sandpoint on March 12.

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Whitefish can wait for better weather

The best time to catch whitefish on a fly rod is in July when you’re fishing for trout.