Outdoor

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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Success rates high for Winchester Ponds

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

A note from Fish and Wildlife indicated how the Washington State Duck Stamp is helping duck and goose hunting in the Columbia Basin. Here’s what Jason Wettstein had to say: The Winchester Regulated Access Area once again has flowing water a...

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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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Wolf Advisory Group seeking members

October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here is a chance for cattle ranchers and other interested persons to assist with the wolf situation.Fish and Wildlife is seeking candidates to serve for the next three years on the citizen committee that advises the department on wolf recov...

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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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Waterfowl average; deer success rates vary

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

These are the only reports I was able to obtain from Fish and Wildlife for the opening weekend.WaterfowlFrom Sean Q. Dougherty, District Wildlife Biologist in Ephrata:Reported hunter harvest from opening weekend of waterfowl season:Birds pe...

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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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Fresh News from MarDon Resort

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

The fall temperatures are here, and the fishing is good on the Potholes Reservoir as the fish are fattening up for the winter. The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1028.57 feet, rising 1.03 feet this past week. The water tem...

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Opening weekend one day away

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

The opening of deer season for this year has been pounded time and again in this column. Can you tell excitement is running high at this desk?Our deer camp will be a buzz of excitement and enthusiasm at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday. One will be s...

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