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Trapshooting season continues

ODESSA—The Spokesman-Review’s Inland Northwest Trapshoot competition started this last Sunday, Jan. 8. Odessa and Marlin combine to make one team but compete from their respective locations. Both teams are listed combined. Belo... — Updated 1/20/2023


Trapshooting season begins

ODESSA—The Spokesman-Review’s Inland Northwest Trapshoot competition started this last Sunday, Jan. 8. Odessa and Marlin combine to make one team, but compete from their respective locations. Marlin’s week one result was not... — Updated 1/12/2023


First buck of the season

Paul Detrick of Edwall got his buck at the start of this archery season. Submit your hunting photos With deer archery season underway, Lincoln County hunters are returning to the... — Updated 9/16/2022


Submit your hunting photos

DAVENPORT – With deer archery season underway, Lincoln County hunters are returning to the field. We’d like to share your hunting successes with readers countywide. Email your successful hunting photos to DT... — Updated 9/16/2022


Coffeepot Lake offers privacy

Coffeepot is just one of many fishing spots in Lincoln County. The lake is popular for fly anglers in the early spring and summer. No live bait is allowed at this location. The... — Updated 8/5/2022


Freedom on the rivers

A warm, but not scorching, sunny day greeted the many prospective swimmers and sunbathers on the west end of Fort Spokane across from the festivities at Two Rivers Casino Saturday,... — Updated 7/8/2022


Temporary boat-in camping closures at Lake Roosevelt

COULEE DAM-–Beginning on July 11, 2022 through August 25, 2022, three boat-in campgrounds will be closed to all public access to replace the pit toilets with vault toilet facilities. Ponderosa Campground, located on the Spokane... — Updated 7/8/2022

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Curt heads out of the Wood(s)

DAVENPORT-After a 37-year career in outdoor law enforcement, 27 years of which were spent as Lincoln County's resident Fish and Wildlife officer monitoring pesky cougars, black bear... — Updated 6/24/2022

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Combine Derby draws thousands to Lind

LIND – With names like "General Lee," "Let's Go Brandon" and "The Bandit," politics were on full-display Saturday along state Highway 21. Dozens of "Trump Country," Trump 2024"... — Updated 6/16/2022


Fishing derby for kids draws 25 anglers

ODESSA – The kids' fishing derby held Saturday morning, June 11, on private property at Schafer's pond south of Odessa was sponsored by the Crab Creek Alliance, the second event... — Updated 6/16/2022


White sturgeon fishery opening

GRAND COULEE–Fishermen can begin to fish for white sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt seven days per week beginning Saturday, June 18. The allotted lake area for fishing includes water from Grand Coulee Dam to the China Bend Boat Ramp,... — Updated 6/2/2022


Davenport Sporting Goods will no longer sell permits

DAVENPORT–Washington Department Fish and Wildlife hunting and fishing permits won’t be sold at Davenport Sporting Goods anymore, the business announced on its Facebook page Friday, April 15. Co-owner Jonathan Chapman said a... — Updated 4/21/2022


Permit application deadline midnight May 19

OLYMPIA—Hunters can submit special hunt applications for 2022 deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and fall turkey seasons from April 19 through May 19. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will... — Updated 4/21/2022

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Poking around Porcupine Bay

High winds and skies with alternating sun and shower prospects made for a scenic trip to Porcupine Bay on the Spokane arm of Lake Roosevelt Tuesday, March 15. Porcupine Bay is... — Updated 3/18/2022


Comments sought on shortening bear season

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking written comments on a proposed spring black bear special permit rule change from Feb. 2 to March 12. The proposed rule would establish spring black bear special... — Updated 2/11/2022

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Local fishing gains popularity as the hunting season comes to a close

DAVENPORT—The dawn of the New Year means many hunting seasons, such as deer and elk, are long gone. As winter persists, some hunts remain, while fishing begins to gain steam…both of the ice and standard varieties. Local Fish... — Updated 1/14/2022


Lake Roosevelt winter access available

COULEE DAM—Winter camping is available at Lake Roosevelt this year. However, with reduced staffing and resources during the winter, facilities and services are limited. During the winter season, camping is only available in the... — Updated 12/9/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Fall hunting outlook: White-tail down, turkey plentiful

LINCOLN COUNTY—Fall hunting season is in full swing for many species, while many begin in the coming weeks. Lincoln County hunting prospects are down for some animals, specifically white-tailed deer, but look solid for turkey... — Updated 10/7/2021


Send us your hunting photos

With archery season underway and modern firearms just around the corner, we’re looking for photos of your big game trophies. Have a hunter who bagged their first deer? Did you get your buck? Then send us your high-resolution... — Updated 9/23/2021


Smoky Seven Bays sky

Smoke affects the normally spectacular view of Lake Roosevelt into Ferry and Stevens Counties from Seven Bays. The picture was taken from the point where Fish and Wildlife Officer... — Updated 8/5/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Riding along with Fish and Wildlife

SEVEN BAYS – The life of a local Fish and Wildlife officer can take one from Clark to Seven Bays, or from Seven Bays to Sprague, or all the way into Spokane County by Medical... — Updated 8/5/2021


Creston native represents state at NJAS

Kelsey Vejraska, Omak, left, and Matt Rosman, Creston, right, represented Washington at the 2021 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest, held in conjunction with the National... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Colville man named All-Around Cowboy

CHENEY – A Colville man was named All-Around Cowboy after taking home the most money from the three-day Cheney Rodeo. Travis James Eller, took home $2,058 after competing in... — Updated 7/15/2021


State record shattered with 24-pound tiger trout

The Times LOON LAKE – A massive tiger trout pulled from Loon Lake in Stevens County in late June has set a new state record, state fishery managers have confirmed. The... — Updated 7/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

High schoolers headed to light rifle nationals

DAVENPORT – Libby Swiger and Payton Nachtigal are headed to nationals after top-four finishes in the Washington State High School Rodeo Association Light Rifle competition. The... — Updated 6/17/2021


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