A fundamental rule of firearms safety — knowing your target and beyond — was apparently broken when a hunter sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound in an incident that occurred in the Little Bridge Creek area on the final weekend of deer hunting season.
Preliminary data from this year’s general deer hunt in the Methow Valley indicate that the success rate for hunters was probably lower than last year.
“It was slow,” said Scott Fitkin, wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). That …
The modern firearms hunting season for white-tail and mule deer starts Saturday (Oct. 14) and continues through Oct. 24. Okanogan County is in hunting District 6 of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). It includes game management units (GMUs) 203, 204, 209, 215, 218, 224, 231, 233, 239 and 242. “District 6 supports […]
Hunters with modern firearms will take to the field for deer hunting beginning Saturday (Oct. 15), and the outlook is good in north central Washington. “Deer hunting opportunities should be good in many parts of the state,” said Jerry Nelson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) deer and elk manager in a press release. […]
Fall means hunting, and the prospects are good in the Okanogan region, according to the state Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Here’s an overview offered by WDFW. • Quail and partridge: Three-and-a-half months of hunting began Oct. 1 for quail and chukar and gray or Hungarian partridge. “In the Okanogan district, quail production […]
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…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]