Outdoors and Recreation


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Rain delays Osoyoos drag races

Races resume Sunday at Richter Pass Motorplex

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State’s fisher recovery efforts help to avert federal ESA listing

The state, with lots of support, is leading an effort to reestablish the reclusive species in its native habitat

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Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 18

Hunters have through May 18 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington State

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North Cascades Highway set to reopen Friday

Highway opens in time for state general fish opener

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Drag racing season opens May 1

Racers return to Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos, B.C.

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Status review for Taylor's checkerspots, Columbian white-tail deer

State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep Columbian white-tailed deer and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies on Washington’s endangered species list.

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Brown pelican removed from threatened/endangered list

Commission restricts baiting game, approves upcoming hunting seasons

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Prevent conflicts with hungry bears this spring

State lists way to prevent problems with black bears coming out of winter dens

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Hunting rule changes on agenda

Commission will meet to consider rules, including cougar hunting, for upcoming season

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Steelhead, trout fishing to close

Closure affects upper Columbia River, tributaries including Okanogan and Similkameen rivers

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Tribal health advocates meet

PATHSTAR team participates in American Indian Institute 15th annual Native Women’s and Men’s Wellness Conference.

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Steelhead fishing to close on Okanogan, Similkameen

Closure takes affect an hour after sunset Wednesday

The upper Columbia, along with the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers, close to steelhead fishing an hour after sunset Wednesday.

All Indian tournament draws 32 teams

Top teams, all stars announced

Loup's Saturday tubing races postponed

Loup Loup Tubing Showdown will be at end of the season

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Spring black bear hunt applications due Feb. 29

Drawing will be in mid-march for 504 hunt permits in eastern Washington