Vence Malernee, Former F&H News Editor, Wooldridge Marketer, Passes Away

Early last week Vence Malernee emailed me a story idea.

A doyen of the Northwest hook-and-bullet world — a man who came up through the ranks when sporting writers clattered away on Underwoods and sent in their stories and grip-and-grin …read more…

¡Vamos A Pescar! Fish-Boat Foundation Launches 5-year Plan To Increase Hispanic Angling

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE RECREATIONAL BOATING & FISHING FOUNDATION

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today launched the first phase of a 5-year plan to increase awareness of fishing and boating among Hispanics, and engage …read more…

Razor Clamming Penciled In For Next Week, Possibly Mid-May Too

Washington’s remarkable razor clam season continues as state shellfish managers plan to add digs in late-April and early May.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced a tentative schedule of new digs in light of updated harvest estimates …read more…

Reward Upped To $5000 For Illegal Killing Of Fawn Near Melrose, OR

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE, FISH & WILDLIFE DIVISION

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division continues to ask for the public’s help for information to identify the suspect(s) involved in the late …read more…

1,700 Springers Kept On Saturday’s One-day Columbia Reopener

Saturday’s one-day reopener on the Columbia yielded 1,698 hatchery spring Chinook for the barbecues of Northwest salmon anglers, according to figures out from state managers late this morning.

They say that the 19th saw 7,006 angler trips on the big …read more…

SW WA, Columbia Fishing Report (4-22-14)

THE LAST DAY OF SPRINGER FISHING ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA WAS PRODUCTIVE FOR BOB SPAUR. (WRIGHT & McGILL/EAGLE CLAW PHOTO CONTEST)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT IS FROM JOE HYMER, P.S.M.F.C

Salmon and steelhead

Cowlitz River – Anglers are catching a mix of spring Chinook and winter run steelhead. Most of the action was between the hatcheries.

Anglers should note the south …read more…

Bios Survey Washington Big Game

If winter’s over, it’s time to check on Washington’s big game herds.

Biologists have been surveying deer, elk and bighorn sheep in recent weeks, mostly from the air, though some counts are ground-based.

A preliminary estimate says that muley fawn …read more…

RMEF Grants Provide Funding For WA Elk Hoof Study, Habitat Projects

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION

Nine counties in Washington will receive nearly $180,000 in funding for habitat enhancement projects and research thanks to grants provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

The 2014 …read more…

How To Catch Walleye From The Shores Of Moses

It’s not quite the banks of the Maumee River on Lake Erie, but a “unique shore fishery” is the subject of WDFW’s latest video.

The 6 1/2-minute piece focuses on the Alder Street Fill (Stratford Road) in Moses Lake, and …read more…

USFWS Worries About Increased Farming, Drilling In US Duck Factory

(THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

In the 1930s the Dustbowl brought widespread ruin, but in North Dakota, the ecological disaster had one good outcome: the establishment of a slew of national wildlife …read more…