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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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 gilln...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
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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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...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
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...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
The biologists who are losing sleep over sheep

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

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
How’s the winter going up there?

A friend of mine called from Arizona.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Burbot fishing ramps up on Kootenai

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

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Goat packing gains toehold among hunters

But feds want the animals out of the forest

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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.

Updated 1 month ago
North Idaho black bear study in its second year

When Matt Nelson completes his black bear study next year he hopes to have collared 36 bears from south central Idaho to the Panhandle’s St. Joe River Valley...

Updated 1 month ago
Spring sees wood pile dwindle, but there’s more sun in the sky

Spring at the ranch meant fewer than two cords of wood in the shed.

Updated 1 month ago
Anglers won’t get lion’s share of returning spring chinook

An early forecast from a group of state, tribal and federal fisheries managers indicates the upcoming spring chinook season could be as, or even more, disapp...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Sno-bikes are latest winter craze

There’s a new electricity in the winter air. Snow-churning, tree-dodging, modified machines called snowbikes are supplying the spark.