Outdoors

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

Updated 19 hours, 28 minutes ago

Christ Our Redeemer hosts Blessing of the Hunters

Christ Our Redeemer hosts Blessing of the Hunters

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Biologist’s shares account of grizzly bear’s reintroduction

Despite their size, cunning and fearsome reputation, there are a lot of things that can befall grizzly bears as they negotiate the perils of nature.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The dog days of summer & life on the community’s trails

The dog days of summer have arrived and with them come the perpetual joys and challenges of socializing and training our beloved pets so they can coexist eas...

Updated 3 months ago
Camping guidelines set

Colville National Forest staff are continuing to prepare campgrounds for forest visitors in alignment with state and federal phased reopening plans.

Updated 3 months ago
Personal firewood gathering continues; permits needed

Idaho Panhandle National Forests will continue to offer free firewood and other forest product gathering for personal use for the remainder of 2020, but starting June 1 the agency is asking that the public first ...

Updated 3 months ago
CDA angler prefers long rods and streamers for jackfish

Phil Biggerstaff’s six-year obsession concluded last month when the Coeur d’Alene man wagged an 8-inch, homemade streamer in front of a 20-pound pike that to...

Updated 3 months ago
Koocanusa Resort announces derby winners

The Koocanusa Resort’s 18th annual fishing derby attracted 253 people and 87 boats. Total payout for the recent 2020 derby was $4,252 between the rainbow tro...

Updated 3 months ago
A good hat can be very hard to find

Ron Meek and I stood on the banks of Boulder River near Big Timber and watched a jet boat the size of a Florida shrimper power up the roiling water that dump...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
U of I pair’s caribou project seeks border country stories

Gray ghosts, high mountain deer, forest caribou, the woodland caribou of the Selkirk Mountains went by many names and their ancestors once ranged from coast ...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Piping hot pastries, hand-made are the perfect summer morning food

Krispy Kremes are marvelous to be sure, but there is one particular variety of pastry that can knock the loafers off a Supreme Court justice.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Free Fishing Day at golf course canceled

While Idaho’s Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 13, all Idaho Department of Fish & Game hosted events have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. While many public waters have been stocked as in years past, the...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
A lot to learn from spring, take advantage while it’s here

When you drop a turkey shell onto the ground and it goes thunk and you bend over to pick it up you have confirmed a wonderful thing:

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Improved Clark Fork River access sites are ready for hunters and anglers

Johnson Creek boat launch reopened, Driftyard boat launch now open year-round

Updated 4 months ago
Caribou stories sought by UI grad students

Caribou stories sought by UI grad students

Updated 4 months ago
LPO walleye can net big winners

Idaho Fish and Game will kick off the second year of its walleye lottery that allows anglers who hook walleye to win prize money.

Updated 4 months ago
Dead bait still best for lunker pike in big bays

Once the bobber moves, light a cigarette and smoke it.