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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: 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...
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 …
Fire, floodwaters alter local hunting terrain and prospects

Fire, floodwaters alter local hunting terrain and prospects

By Mike Maltais

Wildfire and floodwaters have left their marks on local hunting areas in and around the Methow Valley, where hunters will begin their search for deer on Oct. 11, opening day of the modern firearm general deer season. According to information in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) …...

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 …
Special hunt permit deadline May 22

Special hunt permit deadline May 22

Nimrods hoping to draw special Washington state permits for the pursuit of fall elk, deer, mountain goat, goose, bighorn sheep, and turkey have until May 22 to get their applications in. Winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in late June. The special permits...
Upcoming deer season opener looks ‘very positive’

Upcoming deer season opener looks ‘very positive’

By Mike Maltais
Deer hunters who will turn out by the tens of thousands for Washington state’s most popular hunting season Oct. 12 can expect to find the conditions “very positive” according to information just released from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.