Outdoor

Current hunting and fishing licenses expire March 31

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Pull out the current hunting and fishing license located in your wallet. Note the “valid to” date. The “to” date will be 03/31/2019 on all licenses and tags, as they all expire at midnight on March 31. The cost of fishing and hunting licen...

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Winter thoughts; ground hogs beware

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Gardening? What gardening? The only gardening taking place this week is when looking through a gardening catalog. OK, so there is a chance of putting fingers in dirt if a gardener is planting seeds inside the house.Spring doesn’t begin unti...

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Garnet reveals lucky charm

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a four-part series about the fun involved with attending a wildlife banquet.The 2019 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet was held in February. We found a table and used a business card as a place setting.Steve Hoffman ...

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March 1 opener is upon us

March 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today, Friday, March 1, is the March 1 opener for fishing on several waters in Washington. This is the first of several fishing opening seasons in the Columbia Basin.The March 1 opener can be a big deal in the Columbia Basin. The weather is...

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Wildlife banquets a bonus for Garnet

February 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the third of a four-part series about the fun involved with attending a wildlife banquet.We have been discussing the fun of attending the various wildlife banquets offered in the Columbia Basin, during the past two columns. These in...

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March 1 opener a week from today

February 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

A week from today, Friday, March 1 at midnight, the March 1 opener will begin. This is the first of several fishing opening seasons in the Columbia Basin.The March First opener can be a big deal in the Columbia Basin. The weather is the big...

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Pheasants Forever Chapter active and thriving

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a four-part series about the fun involved with attending a wildlife banquet.Last week this column mentioned the local Pheasants Forever Chapter was no longer active. Wrong. The chapter is active, but they haven’t had a...

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Stay inside and cool it during these latest days of winter

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Difficult to fish, hunting seasons have closed... What’s an outdoors-minded person to do? Just relax and get your indoor chores completed. This weather will disappear in a few weeks, at least this is the plan.Here’s a starting point: Write ...

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Banquet fun exceptional

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is a four-part feature about the entertainment involved with attending a wildlife banquet.My wife, Garnet, and I attend several banquets every year to support local and national birds and animals.Locally we have several Ducks Unlimited...

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March first opener three weeks away

February 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The March First opener can be a big deal in the Columbia Basin. The weather is the biggest factor, as with all spring fishing openers. One of the more popular waters is Martha Lake.Expect the parking lot to be full of campers, if the temper...

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