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A VIEW TO THE SOUTH AND THE REVERE GRAIN ELEVATOR. (KINCAID REAL ESTATE)

Whitman Co. Grazing, Hunting Land Up For Auction

Over 400 acres of pasture and/or recreational land in northwestern Whitman County, Wash., will be up for auction in early October.

The 423-acre parcel is located 8 miles south of Lamont, which is along Highway 23 between Sprague and St. John, and 55 miles southwest of Spokane.

A VIEW TO THE SOUTH AND THE REVERE GRAIN ELEVATOR. (KINCAID REAL ESTATE)

A VIEW TO THE SOUTH AND THE REVERE GRAIN ELEVATOR. (KINCAID REAL ESTATE)

Kincaid Real Estate describes its features:

Natural grass land;
Abundant wildlife inhabits the area;
Partially fenced;
Graveled county road access;
Borders the John Wayne National Recreational Trail;
Good opportunity for hunting or for expanding your grazing operation.

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For an aerial tour by drone, see this YouTube video.

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There will be a property preview Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 2-4 p.m., and the auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. at the St. John Community Building, 304 West Front Street in nearby St. John.

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Bidder registration is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of the auction.

Also note:

  • 10 percent buyer’s premium added to the high bid to determine the final selling price;
  • Selling with no contingencies. Sale subject to seller’s confirmation;
  • Bidding requires prequalification and $10,000 bidder deposit. See terms and conditions;
  • 10 percent earnest money due from successful bidder on day of auction;
  • Cash and possession at closing — on or before November 2, 2016.

For more information, go to kincaidrealestate.com, e-mail kincaidre@colfax.com, call (509) 397-4434, or stop by 809 N. Main St. in Colfax.

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Large Acreage At Steptoe Butte In Washington’s Palouse To Be Auctioned

A real estate auction will be held in early October for roughly 437 acres of land around the base of scenic and historic Steptoe Butte, in Washington’s Palouse country.

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THE VIEW NORTH-NORTHEASTERLY FROM STEPTOE BUTTE. (KINCAID REAL ESTATE)

According to Kincaid Real Estate, the property 60 miles south of Spokane is covered in natural grasses with scattered patches of timber.

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ANOTHER VIEW FROM THE BUTTE. (KINCAID REAL ESTATE)

“Several species of wildlife inhabit the area, and hunting is allowed. Good access, partial fence, stock water well and two separate income-producing communication tower leases,” the Colfax-based agency reports.

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Steptoe Butte rises to 3,612 feet and is part of a state park heritage site.

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There will be a property preview Thursday, Sept. 29, from 2-4 p.m., and the auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. at the St. John Community Building, 304 West Front Street in nearby St. John.

Bidder registration is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of the auction.

Also note:

  • 10 percent buyer’s premium added to the high bid to determine the final selling price;
  • Selling with no contingencies. Sale subject to seller’s confirmation;
  • Bidding requires prequalification and $10,000 bidder deposit. See terms and conditions;
  • 10 percent earnest money due from successful bidder on day of auction;
  • Cash and possession at closing — on or before November 2, 2016.

For more information, go to kincaidrealestate.com, where you can find access maps, legal documents, bidder registration info, etc.; e-mail: kincaidre@colfax.com; call (509) 397-4434; or stop by 809 N. Main St. in Colfax.

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2016 Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge Raises $50,000 For Sportfishing Ops

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Some of the Northwest’s best anglers came together recently at the biggest salmon fishery in the Lower 48 for the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association’s 17th Annual Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge. After all the fish were weighed and awards presented, NSIA was able to raise nearly$50,000 that will go towards enhancing fishing opportunities throughout the Northwest.

Persistent anglers found success at Buoy 10 on Friday, and, in spite of the challenging conditions, many teams were able to find bites and put fish on the board. The event was a success not only for the good catch rates but also for the significant amount of money raised that will be instrumental in promoting sportfishing and protecting healthy fisheries that will continue to provide angler opportunity for years to come.

NSIA Executive Director, Liz Hamilton says of the tournament, “The Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge is not only the most exciting fishing tournament on the lower Columbia this summer, but it is also our most important fundraiser. We were able to raise funds that will go towards protecting and restoring healthy river systems, defending hatcheries and the millions of smolts they release each year as well as working to increase angler access to fisheries across the Northwest.”

Anglers hit the water at sunup Friday Aug 19th when the more than 250 participants took to the Columbia in search of kings and silvers. After weigh in was closed, Team Trusty, captained by Glen Trusty, came in first place with an average team weight of 13.67lbs. per angler. Team Trusty was awarded a prize package of G. Loomis trolling rods and Shimano Tekota reels. Second place went to Team Raymarine captained by Dave Lee who led his crew to a 12.8lb per angler team weight, and they took home prize combos that included Lamiglas rods and Daiwa Lexa linecounters. To round out the top three was Team Okuma, led by Steffen Gambill, who bought in 10.82lbs of fish per person and won a TICA rod and reel combo set.

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TEAM OKUMA CAME IN THIRD IN THE TEAM COMPETITION, WITH AN AVERAGE FISH WEIGHT OF 10.82 POUNDS PER ANGLER. (NSIA)

Todd Staver brought in the biggest fish of the tournament with a Chinook weighing in at 18.2lbs which brought with it a check for $1000 donated by North River Boats.

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TODD STAVER HOISTS HIS $1,000 CHECK FOR CATCHING BIG FISH AT NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION’S 17TH ANNUAL BUOY 10 SALMON CHALLENGE. HIS CHINOOK WEIGHED 18.2 POUNDS. (NSIA)

Even though anglers enjoyed such a great day on the water, the excitement was far from over as tournament anglers then got a shot at the more than $15,000 worth of cash and prizes given away by NSIA. After the door prizes, silent auction, and big fish and team prizes nearly every tournament participant went home with a new piece of gear.

NSIA'S LIZ HAMILTON AND BUZZ RAMSEY WORK THE CROWD DURING DINNER CEREMONIES AFTER FISHING. (NSIA)

NSIA’S LIZ HAMILTON AND BUZZ RAMSEY WORK THE CROWD DURING DINNER CEREMONIES AFTER FISHING. (NSIA)

NSIA would also like to thank their sponsors for making this event a success. This support allows NSIA to have a strong voice in local, state, and federal governments, advocating for policies that keep the sportfishing industry thriving in the Northwest.

Remember these companies and brands when you’re stocking up for your next trip:

Atlas Mike’s
Berkley
Brad’s Lures
Cabela’s
Daiwa
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Duckworth
Fisherman’s Marine & Outdoor
Folbe Products
Fred Meyer
Freshwater News
G.Loomis
Lamiglas
Lowrance
Luhr Jensen
Maxima
North River Boats
Northwest Sportsman Magazine
Okuma
Onyx
Penn
Raymarine
Shimano
Steven’s Marine
Salmon Trout Steelheader Magazine
3 Rivers Marine
TICA
Weldcraft

 

KIM CAPALOTO AND CAMERON BLACK OF TEAM GONE CATCHIN' GUIDE SERVICE SHOW OFF SALMON THAT HELPED THEIR BOAT TO A SECOND-PLACE FINISH IN THE TEAM COMPETITION AT THE 2016 BUOY 10 CHALLENGE. (NSIA)

Buoy 10 Challenge Coming Up Quick; Spots Still Available

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association is inviting anglers to join them in Astoria, OR on August 19th for the 17th Annual Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge. With another year of spectacular fishing at Buoy 10 forecasted, anglers are looking forward to the most exciting salmon fishing tournament of the summer as more than 1 million fish enter the lower Columbia. Lucky anglers will compete for thousands in cash and gear prizes, including a $1000 cash prize for Biggest Chinook donated by North River Boats.

KIM CAPALOTO AND CAMERON BLACK OF TEAM GONE CATCHIN' GUIDE SERVICE SHOW OFF SALMON THAT HELPED THEIR BOAT TO A SECOND-PLACE FINISH IN THE TEAM COMPETITION AT THE 2016 BUOY 10 CHALLENGE. (NSIA)

KIM CAPALOTO AND CAMERON BLACK OF TEAM GONE CATCHIN’ GUIDE SERVICE SHOW OFF SALMON THAT HELPED THEIR BOAT TO A SECOND-PLACE FINISH IN THE TEAM COMPETITION AT THE 2016 BUOY 10 CHALLENGE. (NSIA)

Registration is still open with a cost per angler at $110. Weigh-in is from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Friday August 19th at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. The no-host bar will open at 4:30 pm with the awards ceremony and dinner to follow at 6 pm. During dinner there will also be silent and Dutch auctions as well as bucket raffles and door prizes with one attendee winning the $500 Grand Door Prize donated by Raymarine Electronics. Participants can join NSIA before the tournament on August 18th at the Fairgrounds for a Captain’s Reception from 5 – 7pm. Light dinner and drinks will be available.

NSIA will be promoting catch and release of Lower Columbia River Wild Chinook, known as Tule Chinook, in order to increase survivability of the threatened stock. Educating anglers how to differentiate between the threatened Tule Chinook and healthy populations of Upriver Bright Chinook is one of the most important ways to improve future runs. As a result, NSIA will not weigh wild Tules during this tournament, and anglers are encouraged to practice catch and release of wild Lower River Fall Chinook all season.

To register contact NSIA at 503.631.8859 or email events@nsiafishing.org.

Proceeds from the event go to Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association (NSIA).

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Dri-Z-Air: Interior Motorhome And Boat Dehumidifier

Dri-Z-Air dehumidifier system is designed to prevent condensation, musty odors and mildew in your boat or motorhome’s interior, without any electricity or moving parts.

It uses nontoxic salt (calcium chloride) to reduce cabin moisture quietly and with little monitoring. It’s a simple solution that is ideal for use while your boat or motorhome is in storage. Dri-Z-Air reccomends using one Dri-Z-Air unit for every 10-foot by 10-foot space. A 35-foot motorhome or boat will use three to four units during winter lay-up.

When used as directed, the units are effective enough to reduce harmful humidity without drying the air to an uncomfortable level. Refill crystals are available in large quantities to get you through the seasons. Each refill lasts approximately 30-60 days, depending upon the amount of moisture in the air. We recommend monitoring each unit every 45 days for maximum effectiveness.

Made in the USA out of recycled plastic.

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New Hands-free Fishing Net Floats, Perfect For Kayakers, Canoers

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM WINDPADDLE

WindPaddle, a manufacturer of sails and sun shades for kayaks and canoes, has taken their technology to kayak fishing — introducing the WindPaddle “Release Right” hands-free floating fish net.

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WindPaddle’s core technology is developing products that are instantly deployed, light weight, and functional in a multitude of situations. They now bring that technology to those who fish from their kayaks and canoes by means of a quick-release, hands-free fish net that floats!

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WindPaddle’s Release Right is a big 29-inch-wide net, yet comes stowed in a coiled three-ring shape only 11 inches wide, and at only 12 ounces, you can store it almost anywhere.

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Deploy the net by simply tossing it out over the water. It opens and lands floating  with a 24-inch-deep holding well to keep your catch.

Now the angler has both hands free to play and land the fish, take a picture or two, weigh that prize catch, then keep it or release it with minimal or no handling.

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The net attaches to the side of your boat so it’s not going anywhere, nor is your catch!

No worries about your prize catch jumping out because directly beneath the floating frame of the WindPaddle Release Right is a 9-inch solid black curtain. This dark ring just below the water’s surface drives the fish deep down into the bottom net material that reaches to 24 inches below the surface.

No more fish tales about who got the biggest. Just leave the net attached to your boat and tow it along with all your fish in it! Fish stay in the net while paddling, even towed with fish while running Class II/III rapids. Great for “Biggest Fish” tournaments!

Size: 29” deployed, 12” coiled and stowed.
Weight: 12 oz.
Color: black
Cost: $59.95 (MSRP)

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650 Calls For 47 Species On Tap With New App

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM ALTUS BRANDS

After successfully launching their flagship iHunt by Ruger Speaker and app e-caller in 2015, Extreme Dimension is again launching another NEW model just in time for the big hunting season: the new Extreme Dimension XSB Speaker and App Game Call.

This new iHunt Speaker will be paired with the iHunt app to turn your smart phone or iPhone into a complete game call system.

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Extreme Dimension’s iHunt Speakers, featuring wireless Bluetooth technology, combines with the iHunt app to allow hunters to use a smart phone as the controller for more than 650 sounds from 46 animal species. Once you sync the iHunt speaker with your phone, you can then download the complete iHunt app for FREE.

The iHunt XSB Bluetooth Speaker is optimized to work with the iHunt app. When paired together with your iPhone or amartphone, iPad or tablet they become the controller for your XSB speaker. The app premium is INCLUDED with this package. The iHunt XSB does it all with 47 different species and a total of over 650 calls to choose from. Just download the free version of the iHUNT app and insert the promotion code per the instructions and sync your device and you are ready to go!

The Extreme Dimension XSB iHunt wireless Bluetooth speakers can be paired to any Android or iOS device. It works up to 40 yards away and does not require a cellular signal. A hunter can control the sounds as well as the volume from the phone. The new Extreme Dimension XSB Game Call, part # EDIHXSB, will Retail for $39.99.

Since 2008, Altus Brands, LLC has acquired and developed small to mid-sized companies in the hunting, and shooting sports market. The company has acquired or developed over eleven brands including Cass Creek Outdoors, Pro Ears Hearing Protection, Benchmaster Shooting Products, Extreme Dimension, Kwikee Kwiver, Woodland Whisper, Harmon Scents, Rifleman, iHunt and others. Altus Brands, LLC is located at 6893 Sullivan Road, Grawn, Michigan 49637

To learn more, visit phantomcalls.com or call 800-891-3660

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RH Aluminum Boats And Fish Rite Join Forces With Canada’s M&P Mercury

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE

Canada’s No. 1 ranked boat dealer, M&P Mercury, has signed an exclusive marketing agreement with US boat manufacturer Ameriflex Engineering LLC, maker of RH Aluminum Boats and Fish Rite Boats lines.

“After investigating and evaluating the heavy-gauge all-welded aluminum boat segment market for the last couple years we have chosen to align the M&P Mercury brand with RH Aluminum Boats and Fish Rite Boat brands,” said M&P Mercury president, Mr. Bob Pappajohn. “We feel the RH Aluminum lineup will segue nicely for our clientele into the heavy-gauge aluminum market segment. The features and benefits of RH Aluminum exclusive ‘Stress Tech’ engineering process is a key factor in communicating the exceptional strength and durability of the RH hull design.”

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“As a sales staff we are already very familiar with the superior performance and handling benefits of a hull that is engineered with a full-length reverse chine.  Any glass boat manufactured today from $15,000 to $15 million has full-length reverse chines engineered into the bottom the boat. RH Aluminum Boats practically stands alone in the heavy-gauge aluminum market with full-length reverse chine engineering. Simply stated, RH Aluminum Boats plane faster, turn sharper and are much less affected by side-to-side weight distribution.”

“The Fish Rite aluminum boats brand, established in 1978, is also built with exceptional engineering, with a fit and finish that our staff is looking forward to, and inviting all comparisons with all other “extruded” heavy-gauge aluminum fishing boats.  We think the brand says it all — Fish Rite,” said Pappajohn.

“We are very excited to offer and advance our brands through the No. 1 marine dealer in Canada,” says Phillip A. Cam, president and CEO of Ameriflex Engineering LLC, maker of RH Aluminum Boats and Fish Rite Boats in White City, Ore. “Both RH Aluminum and Fish Rite brands offered in tandem provide an outstanding vertical product mix to interface to arguably one of the most desirable boating consumer demographics availed today in the entire marine industry.”

“When you take that perspective in conjunction with M&P Mercury as the West Coast’s only marine-industry five-star certified marine dealer, we know that consumers can feel confident they are choosing a business that is committed to their satisfaction. It would be an understatement to say we are looking forward to the opportunity and the partnership!”

TODAY'S PURCHASE OF SHASTA TACKLE BY MACK'S LURE PUTS THE WENATCHEE COMPANY HEADED UP BY

Wenatchee’s Mack’s Lure Buys Shasta Tackle

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM MACK’S LURE

Mack’s Lure, Inc., manufacturer of the famous Wedding Ring and Smile Blade, today announced that it is acquiring Shasta Tackle Company, makers of custom trout, kokanee and salmon lures, including the popular Cripplure, Hum Dinger, Sling Blade and more.

The purchase of Shasta Tackle Company, based in Redding, Calif., further increases Mack’s Lure, Inc.’s share in several fishing tackle markets and kokanee, in particular.

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TODAY’S PURCHASE OF SHASTA TACKLE BY MACK’S LURE INCREASES THE WENATCHEE COMPANY’S PLAY IN THE KOKANEE MARKET. ABOVE, BOB SCHMIDT HOLDS ONE OF THE LANDLOCKED SOCKEYE, CAUGHT AT WALLOWA LAKE A FEW SEASONS BACK. (MACK’S LURE)

“What an exciting time for both companies and their customer base,” said Bob Schmidt, owner and president of Mack’s Lure, Inc. “This is two leaders in the kokanee market combining their strengths and ideas to offer anglers even more exciting products, as well as allowing Mack’s Lure to grow more rapidly and get in touch with an even larger base of anglers.”

“For 28 years, we have built a strong, deep-rooted, fast-growing company, but as business evolves, it has become more and more apparent that we needed a strong, well-established strategic partner to continue on our path,” said Gary Miralles, founder of Shasta Tackle Co. “We found that partnership with Mack’s Lure.”

GARY MIRALLES (CENTER) FOUNDED SHASTA TACKLE NEARLY THREE DECADES AGO IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. HERE HE POSES WITH A PAIR OF KOKES AND MACK'S LURE'S BOBBY LOOMIS AND LANCE MERZ. (MACK'S LURE)

GARY MIRALLES (CENTER) FOUNDED SHASTA TACKLE NEARLY THREE DECADES AGO IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. HERE HE POSES WITH A PAIR OF KOKES AND MACK’S LURE’S BOBBY LOOMIS AND LANCE MERZ. (MACK’S LURE)

The acquisition with Shasta Tackle Co. is monumental for Mack’s Lure, Inc., in that it further enhances our niche in the trout and kokanee markets. There are many followers of both companies, many of whom use both company’s products in their presentations, so combining them is a plus for everyone.

Effective immediately, all Shasta Tackle Co.’s products, while still maintaining their established product names, will be operated, manufactured and distributed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mack’s Lure, Inc. Miralles is joining the Mack’s Lure, Inc. staff in a product development and promotional capacity.

“This partnership will give me more time for product development and the freedom to focus more on the marketing and promotional side of the business,” Miralles said. “This merger will help to launch Shasta into a new level of growth; giving it the foundation to expand and grow in its existing markets and enter into new markets, as well.

“I am truly excited about the future, so stand by everyone?this is just the beginning.”

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American Outdoors Radio, Presented By NW Sportsman, Premieres June 4

A brand-new fishing, hunting and shooting sports radio show is coming to the Northwest, and its premiere airing is this weekend.

Saturday, June 4, marks the launch of America Outdoors Radio, presented by Northwest Sportsman Magazine.

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The hour-long show will be heard on over 20 stations in five states, including in the region’s major markets, Seattle/Everett, Spokane and Portland.

America Outdoors Radio is hosted by radio vet John Kruse, who built sister show Northwestern Outdoors from scratch to a 56-station network.

“There’s a lot of interest in these topics,,” Kruse said about launching his second show. “You’ve got 33 million Americans who fish, 14 million that hunt, and 21 million who enjoy target shooting.”

Kruse hails from Wenatchee and “loves to fish, hunt, hike, fish, paddle, watch wildlife and do just about anything else outdoors.” He is a longtime outdoor writer, author and is a recently retired police captain.

JOHN KRUSE SHOWS OFF A PAIR OF BREWSTER POOL SOCKEYE, CAUGHT DURING THE 2014 SEASON WITH BOB LOOMIS OF MACK'S LURE AND FOR WHICH KRUSE IS A PRO-STAFFER FOR. (JOHN KRUSE)

JOHN KRUSE SHOWS OFF A PAIR OF BREWSTER POOL SOCKEYE, CAUGHT DURING THE 2014 SEASON WITH BOB LOOMIS OF MACK’S LURE. (JOHN KRUSE)

American Outdoor Radio‘s first show features an interview with Dick Figgins, maker of the famed Dick Nite spoon and other fish-catching products, details on Columbia River Chinook fishing with Salt2Summit Guide Service, a journey, per se, to British Columbia’s Duncanby Lodge and Crystal Lake Resort, and twin Olympic biathaletes and 3-Gun competitors Lanny and Tracy Barnes.

You’ll want to listen for the “Trail of Shame,” an expanded version of sponsor Northwest Sportsman‘s The Dishonor Roll featuring “poachers, politicans and more” who are sullying themselves and/or the outdoors by their actions.

The show is also being sponsored by this magazine’s sister publications, Alaska Sporting Journal, California Sportsman and American Shooting Journal.

According to Kruse, America Outdoors Radio is being distributed via ftp site downloads and satellite by the Talk Media Network.

To learn more about it, go to americaoutdoorsradio.com , and if you’re a station manager who might like to air it, you can contact Kruse at john@northwesternoutdoors.com.