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Optimistic outlook for opening of deer-hunting season on Saturday

Optimistic outlook for opening of deer-hunting season on Saturday

State wildlife officials are optimistic about local prospects for the fall deer-hunting season that starts Saturday (Oct. 17). In an overview of the hunting outlook in District 6 (Okanogan County), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists Scott Fitkin and Jeff Heinlen said that with the…
Sports briefs: September 16, 2015

Sports briefs: September 16, 2015

Putt for the Lions Help out the Liberty Bell High School Booster Club by playing in the fourth annual Mountain Lion Mini-Open on Sunday (Sept. 20) on the miniature golf course at Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe in Winthrop. Entry forms are available at the high school office or from booster club members. Registration is at 3:30...
Sports briefs: August 5, 2015

Sports briefs: August 5, 2015

Salmon Derby winners The Brewster Salmon Derby has announced the winners of last weekend’s competition: • King of the Pool, Matt Fetherly, 19.68 lbs • Adult winner, Bob Shelton, 19.06 lbs • Youth winner, Amanda Davis, 14.70 lbs • 8 and under winner, Trace LaDoux, 9.94 lbs Check your hunting area Hunters may need to...
Sports briefs: July 15, 2015

Sports briefs: July 15, 2015

Trail work with Methow Trails Methow Trails is holding its July trail-work session at the Patterson Lake Trail on Tuesday (July 21) from 8 a.m.-noon. Trails Manager Jon Albright will instruct volunteers in trail maintenance basics at the Patterson Lake Cabins before turning teams loose to perform tread, slope and brush work on the popular...
Sports briefs: March 11, 2015

Sports briefs: March 11, 2015

Another bronze for Caitlin Gregg Methow Valley native Brian Gregg and his wife, Caitlin, were the first American finishers at the 42-kilometer Engidine Ski Marathon in Switzerland last weekend, with Caitlin finishing third among women competitors. Brian finished 24th overall in the men’s competition. Other family members Chad Gregg and Jan Gregg also completed the...

Fire hall construction topic of special meeting • Late archery, special anterless seasons just ahead

  Fire hall construction topic of special meeting A special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Okanogan County Fire District No. 6 will be held on Monday, No. 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the District No. 6 training/conference room at the Twisp Fire Hall located at 434 W. 2nd Ave. in Twisp. The topic will...
Healthy buck harvest segues into expanded doe season

Healthy buck harvest segues into expanded doe season

By Mike Maltais
As harvest figures are analyzed and numbers crunched in the wake of this year’s nine-day modern firearm general deer season from Oct. 11-19, local hunters have shifted their focus toward an abundance of antlerless permits in the three game management units (GMUs) – Pearrygin, Chiliwist and Alta – most affected by...
Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

By Mike Maltais
Nobody knew quite what to expect when the general modern firearms deer season opened in Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Game Management Units last Saturday. On the heels of the state’s worst wildfire – much of it concentrated in the greater Methow Valley …
Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

By Mike Maltais

Hunters who target the greater Methow Valley during the modern firearm mule and white-tailed deer season from Saturday (Oct. 11) through Oct. 19 are cautioned to keep a careful eye overhead and underfoot in areas where recent wildfire or flooding have occurred, lest the nimrods be in …

Fires destroy winter grazing range for thousands of deer

Fires destroy winter grazing range for thousands of deer

By Ann McCreary The Carlton Complex Fire that charred more than one-quarter-million acres in the Methow Valley and surrounding areas destroyed thousands of acres of winter range essential to the survival of mule deer and white tail deer. “Range for about one-third of …