Wednesday, August 04, 2021
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Outdoors

What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago

Fish and Wildlife traps doves to prepare for hunting season

Hikers in the public hunting and fishing land west of Moses Lake may stumble upon something interesting scattere...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Patience, equipment are vital to successful topwater bass fishing

If you are an angler, there are few things more awesome than watching a bass erupt out of the water and smash your lure.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Fish and Wildlife asks anglers to give fish a break

Because of record-breaking summer temperatures in Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is asking anglers to practice responsible...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Harold Crose: ‘Retired’ conservationist still making a difference

When conservationist Harold Crose first arrived in the area, the flood irrigation was eroding tons of soil from the field each season.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Harold Crose: Now-‘retired’ conservationist begins his work

Harold Crose never sought out leadership roles, he said, but he keeps finding himself in them.

Updated 1 month ago
Heat wave is good for jet skiing, but hard on animals

Recreating in the Basin changes completely based on weather, said Pro-Touch Jet Ski and Boat Rental owner Carlos Diaz.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Retired Reclamation surveyor’s guide to recreation in the Basin

Dick Hemore, of the MarDon Resort area, a retired U.S. Bureau of Reclamation surveyor and hunting and fishing guide, has been exploring the Columbia Basin fo...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Preserving opportunity: Outdoor recreation through the eyes of a game warden, Part 2

MOSES LAKE — Sgt. Chris Busching of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife police stops next at the boulders lined up before the Crab Creek Overlook. A...

Updated 2 months ago
Preserving opportunity: Outdoor recreation through the eyes of a game warden, Part 1

“I want my kids to be able to hunt. I want your kids to be able to hunt,” said Sgt. Chris Busching of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife police, dr...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Grant County’s carp: How they arrived and why they thrive in toxic algae

Common carp have large bronze-gold scales, barbels on each side of their mouths and serrated fins down their spines. According to the Department of Fish and ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Carp for a cause: Bowfishing tournament cleans lake

The weather was less than optimal, sky dulled by clouds over a wind-chopped lake, making it difficult to see the big bellied bottom feeders. But that didn’t ...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Moses Lake Carp Classic returns Saturday

MOSES LAKE — Don’t let anyone tell you shooting fish in a lake is easy.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Great bass fishing at Potholes

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is at 1041.15, which is 5.35 feet below full pool.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Walleye tough, bass fishing good on Potholes Reservoir

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1,041.07 feet, rising 0.05 feet from last week and now 5.43 feet below full pool.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Mistaken identity: Know what you’re seeing when hiking the Basin

A number of Washington species make the news frequently. Hot button animals in the area lately come in the form of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, the north...