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A Vernonia, Oregon, man was declared the world’s best professional elk caller at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2024 World Elk Calling Championships, held this week in Big Sky, … more
About 42 years ago, the late Noel Cole began allowing people who might not otherwise get the opportunity to go fishing to drop a line at the Cole family property in Lewis County. That tradition … more
Chronicle photographer Ridley Hudson captured these photos during a trip to the Mount St. Helens area on Wednesday, June 12. The show scenes from the Hummocks Trail and Spirit Lake Memorial … more
An infamously rough road to an iconic fire lookout finally got cleaned up, and it's opening soon. Pilchuck Road, also known as Forest Service Road 42, leads to the popular Mount Pilchuck trail … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission on Thursday its same-day reservation pilot program has expanded to 26 parks across the state.   Additionally, the commission has … more
One of Mount Rainier National Park’s most scenic roads has reopened after an extensive $43-million, two-year rehabilitation project funded by the Great American Outdoors Act Legacy Restoration … more
Gavin Revel, 17, of Centralia, was the daily winner of the Westport Halibut Derby on May 30 after reeling in a 45.25-pound fish.  Gavin, who goes fishing with his mother, Staci Revel, in … more
Outdoor recreationalists accustomed to pursuing freshwater smelt, crawfish and carp without a fishing license should take note: Gov. Jay Inslee has signed new legislation requiring Washington anglers … more
If you want waterfalls, this is the place . The Waterfall Corridor of the Columbia River Gorge, an 8.5-mile stretch along the Historic Columbia River Highway that’s home to more than a … more
The word about Eastern Washington's robust turkey populations is out. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say they are seeing an increase in nonresident turkey hunters who … more
Visiting a national park in Washington while enjoying a modicum of solitude has become a logistical feat: This summer, Mount Rainier National Park requires timed-entry reservations for Sunrise and … more
Several state agencies are asking campers and outdoor enthusiasts to not move firewood and instead buy it where they burn it this camping season. The request is being made to limit the spread of … more
If you're looking to get out to Mount Rainier National Park this Memorial Day weekend, you're going to have to book an entry reservation. Beginning on Friday, May 24, Mount Rainier visitors … more
Like a thief in the night, the aurora borealis arrived suddenly — and seemingly unannounced, if you weren't paying close attention — across the upper half of the globe this past weekend. … more
Here are some scenes from the Toledo Lions Club’s annual Jim & Penny Lancaster Kids Fishing Derby at South Lewis County Park Pond — also known as Wallace Pond — in Toledo on … more
An endangered wolf born at the Wolf Haven International in Tenino has been released into the wild and produced a litter of pups, according to a news release from the sanctuary. In October 2023, … more
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is taking public comment on a draft policy that guides its use of science in making decisions. The commission announced in a news release that a draft … more
The final seven days of coastal razor clam digs of the season will proceed as planned from May 6-12, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Friday. … more
The 2024 northern pikeminnow bounty season on the Columbia and Snake rivers opened May 1, with decent money to be made. "Catch cash, save salmon," says the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward … more
OLYMPIA — The public comment period on proposed changes to cougar hunting seasons will be open through June 21, according to a press release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. … more
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