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Rich Landers


Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Rich:

With millions of acres of wildlife habitat erased each year conservation groups seek balance

One of those “memories” popped up on my Facebook page recently with a hunting photo I’d proudly posted in 2016. It featured my 9-month-old Brittany pup standing over the first wild pheasant we’d bagged as a team. → Read More

People in outdoor survival predicaments can live or die from decisions they already made

Staying home is the only way to eliminate all the risks of going outdoors, and even that sanctuary can be violated by a big pine tree uprooting into your kitchen during a storm. → Read More

National park regulations pass sniff test at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, which is celebrating its centennial, is a monument to eye-catching natural beauty – and the value of government regulation, which deter miners, plans for dams, tramways that once hauled out bat guano for fertilizer and a gamut of other development dreams and schemes. → Read More

Women in wildlife: Managing critters from bugs to bears gains its own workforce diversity

Annemarie Prince’s family frequented the Florida woods, where the kids were unleashed to fish in the creek, explore and get dirty. “The coolest thing was catching something live with my hands,” she recalls. → Read More

Local authors pack many miles of research into two new adventure guides

Fall is a fine time for hiking as well as planning next season’s trips. New guidebooks devoted to trails and adventuring published this season feature expert insight on getting to some of the Northwest’s top wild outdoor attractions. → Read More

Staying alive: insight on surviving encounters with dangerous wildlife

Don’t run – not from a charging wild animal or the facts, wildlife experts say. → Read More

The top 10 bass fishing waters in the Spokane Region

The 10 “best” bass fishing waters in the 10 easternmost counties of Washington have been listed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 1 fish managers this year, and experienced anglers are confirming many of the choices as their favorite regional fisheries. → Read More

Rich Landers: Lucky hunter proud to be one of the fewer

I was born into hunting, blessed with a father who never missed a season and rarely missed a shot. → Read More

Washington’s gray wolf population increases for ninth consecutive year

Washington’s gray wolf population increased for the ninth consecutive year according to an annual statewide survey, but the increases continue to be primarily in the wolf-rich northeastern quarter of the state. → Read More

High achievement: Backcountry biologist created wilderness fishing Mecca in Beartooths

Pat Marcuson is a rare breed of mountain man fisheries biologist who, for more than a decade, had to resole his boots halfway through every summer. → Read More

Skijoring Nordic skiers let dogs pull their weight through winter

They ran the spectrum from timid to exuberant – the canines and humans alike. But all were game to try a sport that combines Nordic skiing and dog sledding during a skijoring clinic at Mount Spokane on Sunday. → Read More

Agency habitat stewards work under public’s radar

Fish and wildlife without habitat are no more viable than Gonzaga basketball teams without an arena, backboards or hoops. → Read More

2017: The year outdoors

A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold. → Read More

Wimpy fly rod lands whopper fish at Rocky Ford Creek

Don Childress, a Sandpoint angler says an old, soft, fiberglass rod was the ticket to landing the Central Washington trout of a lifetime out of Rocky Ford Creek this month. → Read More

Volunteers gather lichen to help save critically endangered mountain caribou

Volunteers in North Idaho are lichen their role in saving the most critically endangered animals in North America. → Read More

It's a record! Surge of bald eagles flocks to Lake Coeur d'Alene

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles by the hundreds this week have smashed the record for their annual gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene to feed on spawning kokanee. A record 314 bald eagles was counted today in the survey of the eagle season by Carrie Hugo,... → Read More

Powder lists Spokane as 'Next American Ski Town' because it's affordable

WINTERSPORTS -- The December issue of Powder Magazine lists Spokane as one of four up and coming 'Ski Towns' as opposed to the storied locales of Jackson, Telluride, Mammoth and Sun Valley. The reason: You don't have to be freakin' filthy rich in order to... → Read More

Old School: Elk hunter Jim Kujala gets the job done

Classically clad from head to toe in wool – shirt, pant, hat and gloves – the hunter is as quiet as a cougar slipping through the undergrowth in the timber. Six-foot-two and lean as a herd bull after a tough winter, Jim Kujala seems to feel, breath and think like an elk. → Read More

Bald eagles boom! Gathering quadruples in a week at Lake Coeur d'Alene

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The number of bald eagles increased nearly four-fold since last week for their annual gathering to feast on kokanee spawning in the northeastern corner of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 146 bald eagles today... → Read More

Wilderness goat monitors keep hikers, animals separated

The future for mountain goats on North Idaho's Scotchman Peak is brighter thanks to "goat ambassadors" who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with → Read More