Outdoor

Big hunting opener tomorrow

October 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is it, Saturday is the big day. The 2018 Modern Firearm General Deer season opens Saturday, Oct. 13. Deer hunters will have a whopping 12 hours and 15 minutes to find a legal animal.OK, so now there is a need to backtrack a bit. This w...

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Checking more backpack pockets

October 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a multi-part series about checking a hunterís backpack before the season begins.As we continue checking the backpack, we find four Motorola hand-held radios. My hunting partners carry both a cell phone and a Motorola. Ex...

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Checking more backpack pockets

September 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a multi-part series about checking a hunterís backpack with several pockets.Exploring the second pocket of my hunting backpack: The 9-volt battery is a backup for the one in my range-finder. It has a date of March, 201...

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Check your hunting backpack

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

A prudent hunter will check the backpack used in the field every year, before the beginning of the hunting season. The item-by-item review will assure the hunter everything needed while hunting is close at hand.My backpack has not been revi...

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First hunting trip results

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

My first day in the field was last Thursday. Bill Green and I were hunting in the Davenport area.The plan was to stop by a friendís farm near Hartline. There we hunted pigeons, mourning doves and Eurasian Collared Doves. When a message was ...

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Turkey and grizzly bears

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about endangered species and other Washington wildlife.The 24 Washington wolf packs are in Eastern Washington. Not one is in Western Washington.Yep, this is my problem. It is time to ship a few of the c...

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First hunting trip results next week

September 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Firsthand report next weekThis piece is written on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Tomorrow, Sept. 6, will be my first day in the field hunting in the Davenport area.The plan is to stop by a friendís farm near Hartline. There a hunting partner and I w...

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Hunting and fishing fees going up

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

As reported two weeks ago in this column, Fish and Wildlife was looking at a shortfall of funding. Indeed, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the budget. Here are the highlights or lowlights:Fish and Wildlife Commission approves budg...

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Conconully fish avoided my hooks

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about fishing at Conconully Reservoir.The fish at Conconully last year were in the 12- to 14-inch range. One to three fish will fit on my electric barbecue. They were placed skin-down on the heat and co...

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Hunting and fishing fees going up

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

As reported last week in this column, Fish and Wildlife was looking at a shortfall of funding. Indeed, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the budget. Here are the highlights or lowlights:Fish and Wildlife Commission approves budget a...

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