Outdoors

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

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Defending its nest

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Bear raids continue in county

BONNERS FERRY — Boundary County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that an unknown bear had raided an unsecured pig food storage near Three Mile Junction at 7:17 p.m.

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U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands to restrict access to top of fire lookout towers

Several historic lookout towers across the Idaho Panhandle continue to be staffed by various agencies, including the Forest Service and Idaho Department of Lands.

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Mind Your Wake boater outreach campaign launched by Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

The Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation has initiated the Mind Your Wake boater outreach campaign to help educate the boating public about how a boat wake can impact shoreline property owners, swimmers, and ot...

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Bullock’s Oriole: A fascinating, colorful bird!

Bullock’s Orioles guard their nest and may mob squirrels, crows, jays, and other predators. Females tend to sing near the nest site, while males often sing e...

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‘Know before you go’ celebrate the Fourth in the forests

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests would like to remind visitors that fireworks, and the possession of fireworks, are prohibited on National Forest System lands, regard...

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Idaho Trails Supporter sticker to support recreational access

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation’s “Idaho Trails Supporter” Sticker became available for the public beginning on Saturday, June 6, National Trails Day.

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Idaho Department of Lands to host burn permit webinar

Event is online today at 5:30 p.m.

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Black bears are busy looking for food

“Black bears (Ursus americanus) are found throughout both the foothills and forests of Idaho. Between 20,000 and 30,000 black bears roam these wild lands. Th...

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Robin eggs: As blue as the sky!

Robins lay three to five beautiful blue eggs and generally raise two broods of babies each summer. Robins often stay in the same area all year.

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Forest service prepares to open campgrounds

The Forest Service staff on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests is preparing campgrounds for forest visitors in alignment with state orders and federal phased reopening plans.

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It’s morel mushroom hunting season

“Hunting morels is like bass fishing. You cover ground until you find one, then slow down and search the area carefully. Concentrate the rest of your hunt on...

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Eagle-eyed care

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Osprey: The fisherman with wings!

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) are in a family all their own. It is the only raptor that plunges into water feet first to catch fish.