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Total fire restrictions in effect at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

COULEE DAM — Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective 12:01 am, Friday, June 25, 2021 until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes, but is not l... — Updated 6/25/2021


Campfires, charcoal prohibited in Eastern Washington state parks

OLYMPIA—Washington State Parks is prohibiting wood campfires and charcoal use in state parks east of the Cascades beginning today, June 25. A press release from the state said “With extreme hot and dry conditions affecting the... — Updated 6/25/2021


Prescribed fire burning notice at Lake Roosevelt for spring

COULEE DAM – Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement the following prescribed fires during the spring of 2021. Ferry County: • Whispering Pines, 54 acres north of the intersection of Northport Flat Creek Road and... — Updated 4/1/2021


Two bald eagles linked together die after crashing into a power line

DAVENPORT – Two bald eagles were found dead by a citizen on Miles Road near Fort Spokane on March 3. The eagles' talons were still locked together when they were found. Fish and... — Updated 3/18/2021


Lake Roosevelt staff hopes for more openings this summer

LAKE ROOSEVELT – Staff at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are hoping and planning for more camping availability this summer, superintendent Dan Foster shared with Lincoln County commissioners at the commissioners... — Updated 3/4/2021


Fishery closing in new year

RICHLAND – The Hanford Reach steelhead fishery will close Jan. 1. The closure is from the Interstate 182 bridge upstream to the old Hanford townsite powerline crossing over the Columbia River. It will remain in effect until... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Winter outdoor activities in Lincoln County

DAVENPORT – If one doesn't mind freezing their tails off, there are several enjoyable spots for winter hunting and fishing in Lincoln County, even as temperatures begin to plummet... — Updated 1/20/2021


Prescribed pile burn notice at Lake Roosevelt for Fall 2020

COULEE DAM – Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement the following pile burns during the fall of 2020. Pile locations: • Martin Creek, 12 acres, about 3 miles south of Haag Cove, Ferry County • Hunters, 4... — Updated 1/20/2021


WDFW offers special hunt drawing for early hunter reporting

OLYMPIA – Hunters who report their 2020 black bear, deer, elk, or turkey hunting results by Sunday, Jan. 10, will have the opportunity to win one of nine deer and elk incentive permits for fall 2021, Washington Department of... — Updated 12/23/2020


2020-21 winter access at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

COULEE DAM – Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area invites you to come and enjoy the great outdoors no matter the season. With reduced staffing and resources during the winter, facilities and services are limited. Due to... — Updated 12/17/2020


Washington state takes over wolf management

COLVILLE – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in late October that it would be removing endangered species protections for wolves in the lower 48 states, essentially... — Updated 11/28/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Fish and Wildlife consider budget cuts

OLYMPIA – As state leaders and legislators prepare to deal with a budget gap in 2021, members of Fish and Wildlife know cuts could be coming to their department, but exact cuts won’t be unknown until Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget... — Updated 11/28/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Clay shoot canceled in wake of shutdown

ST. JOHN – Rock Lake Sporting Clays has canceled its fund-raising shoot for this Saturday, Nov. 21. Gary Newton, owner of the Rock Lake Sporting Clays on Stevens Road, confirmed the cancelation Monday. “Due to the governor’s... — Updated 11/19/2020


Gray wolf no longer endangered

Wash., D.C. – The Trump Administration last week removed the gray wolf from the endangered species list. In Washington, this means the wolf will no longer be considered a federal endangered species in Western Washington, or east... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News

Let HER buck!

DAVENPORT - They may be on a bucking horse in Montana, or riding bulls in Colorado or parking their gear bag behind the chutes at practice pens near Reardan. They are often smaller... — Updated 10/30/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Early deer season netting low harvest

DAVENPORT – It appears that this year’s ammo shortfall didn’t encourage the deer population to reveal themselves to hunters, as early hunting season has netted the smallest harvest in some time. “It’s probably one of the... — Updated 10/30/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News

Hunter forced to shoot wolf near Colville

COLVILLE – A hunter in the Colville area was forced to shoot and kill a young male wolf earlier this month in order to escape a wolf pack that was encircling him. “The man called us as soon as he managed to get back to a place... — Updated 10/30/2020


WDFW invites public comment on spring black bear hunting seasons

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invites the public to submit written comment on a proposed spring black bear season rule change by Oct. 29. The proposed rule modifies season dates, permit numbers... — Updated 10/22/2020


State Parks opens winter camping, day-use schedule

OLYMPIA -- Washington State Parks announced its 2020-21 winter schedule Oct. 13, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. The winter schedule is available online. More than 100 parks will remain... — Updated 10/22/2020


Edwall man nabs buck with bow

Rocky Warwick of Edwall got his buck during archery season Sunday in Lincoln County. Warwick had been hunting in the area north of Davenport.... — Updated 10/16/2020


Former Davenport resident nabs bull moose in Alaska

Former Davenport resident Josh Fitzpatrick, the son of Mike and Peggy Fitzpatrick of Davenport, took this big bull moose during a recent hunting trip in Alaska. To have your... — Updated 10/15/2020


Camping, boat improvements not environmentally 'detrimental'

COULEE DAM – The National Park Service has found that a planning effort for nine sites along Lake Roosevelt will not have any significant environmental impact. The finding, released Sept. 20, concludes that efforts to diversify... — Updated 10/8/2020


WDFW lifts target shooting ban

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s ban on target shooting on agency-managed lands in North-Central and Northeast Washington has been lifted. “We welcome people to build campfires and responsibly sight in... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Hunting prospects for GMU's 133 and 136

LINCOLN COUNTY – The crisp fall air is beginning to arrive, and with it comes hunting season. The hunt is well under way for many animals, while others are just about to start. Lincoln County hunting areas fall under Game... — Updated 10/7/2020


DNR reopens Eastern Wash. recreation lands

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reopening all recreation lands east of the Cascades to recreation beginning Friday, Sept. 18. Eastside recreation was initially closed on Sept. 8 due to crit... — Updated 9/25/2020


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