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The Great Outdoors Series by The Clearwater Progress
Photos Wanted: The Great Outdoors is a weekly feature showcasing photographs of wildlife and landscape taken and submitted by the public. All levels of photographic ability are welcome to share their photo memories. Please include your name, hometown, where and when the picture was taken, the identity of anyone in the photo, and a contact number. Digital pictures may be sent to The Progress at the following address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or drop off prints to the Progress at 417 Main Street or mail them to P.O. Box 428, Kamiah, Idaho 83536. If you would like your photo print returned send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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Giant rainbow trout caught in North Fork of the Clearwater

     On Jan. 8 an angler and his friend fishing the North Fork Clearwater River landed a rainbow trout that would easily be a new state record, but they couldn’t legally keep it. That’s bec1-22-15-outdoors---clearwater-rainbow1ause any rainbow trout longer than 20 inches with an intact adipose fin is legally considered a steelhead and must be released if caught in waters where steelhead might be found.

     Wild steelhead (ocean going cousins of rainbow trout) are protected under the endangered species act. Hatchery steelhead are marked by removing the adipose fin. In order to ensure wild steelhead are protected in Idaho waters, Fish and Game requires all rainbow trout longer than 20 inches be released unharmed in waters where wild steelhead naturally return.

Larry Warren and his potentially record breaking fish. Contributed photo

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Hunter Safety course offered at Kooskia

     Hunter Safety courses will be held from Jan. 29-Feb. 14 at the Kooskia middle school. Classes will be instructed from 3:30-6 p.m.

     To register call Mike at (208) 791-2808 or online at fishandgame.idaho.gov.

     There is a cost for the class. A course is planned for Kamiah in March.

 
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Special visits - Below: These birds arrived at this bird feeder on Jan. 18. It’s believed they are Black-headed Grosbeak. They didn’t hang around very long as the Juncos moved in for their daily feedings. Above: This red breasted Robin was observed during a walk near Harpster on Jan. 15. Photographer Dixie Lynn is not sure if it was one that lagged behind last fall and got lost or if it is an explorer for others to come early this year. She said she saw a number of other birds she has yet to identify in a bird book. Photos by Dixie Lynn of Harpster 

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Photos Wanted: The Great Outdoors is a weekly feature showcasing photographs of wildlife and landscape taken and submitted by the public. All levels of photographic ability are welcome. Please include your name, hometown, where and when the picture was taken, the identity of anyone in the photo, and a contact number. Digital pictures may be sent to The Progress at the following address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or drop off prints to the Progress at 417 Main Street or mail them to P.O. Box 428, Kamiah, Idaho 83536. If you would like your photo print returned send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

 


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