Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Salmon season-setting gets started Feb. 28

THESE BRIGHT, SUNNY days are perfect for chasing fish. Catching them? That’s a different story. Anglers fishing for blackmouth off Port Townsend in Marine Area… Continue reading

 

Teens lead Tarboo Valley tree-planting

On a rare break from the rain, students from Port Townsend High School led a tree-planting event in Tarboo Valley. The Feb. 8… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: Coho returns looking grim

A GOOD PREDICTOR of potential ocean fishing seasons off our coast, the Oregon Production Index, was released by Oregon state fisheries officials. The index is… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Steelhead broodstock program moving from Bogachiel to Calawah

Information on cougar management; blackmouth fishing; avalanche talk

OUTDOORS: Rayonier’s purchase of Pope timberlands could have negative impact on public land access

OUTDOOR RECREATION ENTHUSIASTS may soon need a new access permit to visit land previously accessible to the public. Timber landholder Rayonier Inc.’s recent announcement of… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Meltwater, rain likely to raise rivers

ALSO: Razor digs announced; anglers to meet; alcids lecture

OUTDOORS: Port Angeles’ riflewoman Maggard competes alongside Olympic gold medalists at U.S. Olympic Trials

Cheyenne Maggard has been rubbing shoulders with gold medalists as she continues to take aim at her own goal of Olympic glory.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Rivers dropping down rapidly

Likely to get rain over the weekend

OUTDOORS: Usher in 2020 by taking a hike

FIRST DAY HIKES await those ushering in the New Year on the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday. Free admission will be provided to state parks… Continue reading

The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center (elevation 5,242) in Olympic National Park is about a 17 mile drive from Port Angeles and offers a snack bar, gift shop and is where groups meet up for snow shoe tours. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/MCT)

OUTDOORS: Ridge open for snow fun; crabbing will continue after New Year’s

THE BEST OPTION for fun in the snow or wowing out-of-town visitors with natural scenery comes today through New Year’s Day atop Hurricane Ridge. After… Continue reading

The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center (elevation 5,242) in Olympic National Park is about a 17 mile drive from Port Angeles and offers a snack bar, gift shop and is where groups meet up for snow shoe tours. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/MCT)

OUTDOORS: Citizen scientists power Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Counts

Groups in Jefferson County, Sequim tally up area birds

OUTDOORS: Discovery Bay estuary parcel up for purchase; giant Pacific octopus gets the drop on bald eagle off Vancouver Island (WITH VIDEO)

A 6-acre parcel of land near the mouth of Snow Creek on the Discovery Bay estuary is one of “18 strategic land conservation projects that… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Puget Sound not reaching recovery goals; razor digs through Monday

WITH A LITTLE more than two weeks until the calendar turns to 2020, metrics used to gauge the health of Puget Sound have the Puget… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Ridge nowhere near ready for snow sports

Coho theories; join Waterfowl Advisory group

OUTDOORS: Bigwigs discuss regions issues

A wide-ranging number of topics were discussed during a digital open house hosted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind and… Continue reading