Sunday, January 24, 2021


What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 1 month ago

Hunting for the elusive rooster is getting tougher as the years go by

“How the mighty have fallen.” That might be a good epitaph to pheasant hunting in Washington state.

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Invasive species: Carp

Of course, carp is an invasive species, but as with the pheasant, the common carp was welcomed with open arms.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
What to do when one endangered species affects another?

Received last Thursday: “Dennis: I really enjoyed your invasive and native species series in the CBH this last couple of weeks. Very educational and informat...

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Multi-season hunt deadline March 31

Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their names into the drawing for a 2020 multi-season tag.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Dave Graybill: The Fishin’ Magician

Friday, February 6

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Invasive species: Walleye

Is walleye a game fish or an invasive species? My friends thought we were in seventh-heaven when we began catching and eating walleye.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
My first and only pig hunt

The National Shooting Sports Foundation urged Congress to celebrate the outdoor activities of hunting and fishing while emphasizing conservation on a special...

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Invasive vs. native species: Wild pigs

Some years ago, perhaps 20 or 25 by now, the Alberta, Canada, tourism people called and wanted me to suggest three other writers to travel to Alberta and exp...

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Crayfish, think shrimp and lobster

There is much more to say about crayfish. This was realized after yesterday’s column was sent for publication. Yes, there are people who don’t like the taste...

Updated 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Invasive vs. native: Crawfish

Friday we discussed one of my favorite invasive species, the Eurasian collared dove. Today we will discuss another of my favorites, which is worth pursuing, ...

Updated 11 months ago
Invasive vs. native: Eurasian collared dove

Today we discuss one of my favorite invasive species, the Eurasian collared dove.

Updated 11 months ago
Sunday is the big day

Sunday, March 1, is the fishing opener for several Columbia Basin waters. They include: Burke, Upper Caliche, Cascade, Crystal, Cup, Dry Falls, Dusty, Lenice, Lenore, Martha, Merry, Nunnally and Quincy lakes.

Updated 11 months ago
Invasive vs. native: Pigeon

Sometimes in the depth of sleep, my mind will wander through the previous day’s activities. More often than not, those activities will cause me a warm feelin...

Updated 11 months ago
Invasive vs. native: house sparrow

Unfortunately, but sometimes fortunately, we have invasive species of all types in our lives. Yes, right here in the Columbia Basin of Eastern Washington.

Updated 11 months ago
Invasive vs. native: Why it is dangerous to release non-native animals

Inspiration for columns arrive at my desk from many different angles. Some, of course, develop in my own mind. Others are suggested by readers, family and fr...

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
Final thoughts about backyard education

This week has been a welcome chance to reflect on the backyard, as in everyone’s backyard. We have discussed how anyone’s backyard is a place to teach a yout...