Outdoor

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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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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