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Vacuum machine is a money saver

November 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part report about the many uses of the FoodSaver vacuum seal machine.Eating a big-game animal during the 12 months after placing it in the freezer is the perfect circumstance. After all, preservation specialists tell us ther...

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Comforts of The Hut

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a multipart series about the 2018 deer camp.Thomas returned to the area Saturday morning. We hunted our area and spotted around 15 does and three 2-points and a spike. We also drove to regions outside our area with no d...

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Deer camp more than shooting an animal

November 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part series about the 2018 deer camp.Monday morning of the 2018 general deer season found Rudy Lopez, Thomas Steffens and me hunting for deer north of Odessa. Nothing appeared.Thomas left for home after lunch. Rudy and I che...

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Success due to fate and luck

October 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multipart series about the 2018 deer camp.Rudy Lopez and I were checking some hunting land outside of our home hunting area when we noticed a buck in a small clearing. Those critters will remain stationary for many minutes. The de...

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Time at deer camp enlightening, successful, entertaining

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multipart series about the 2018 deer camp.The temperature inside The Hut was 48 degrees. The time was 6 a.m. The largest burner on the Coleman Guide Series propane stove was ignited and water in the large container began to warm.T...

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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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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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