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The slow days of winter

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Outdoor-minded people participate in outdoor activities no matter the time of year or weather. There are limitations, for sure, such as extreme weather. Not many people will head outside when the wind is blowing 50 mph.However, hunters will...

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Commission meeting includes pronghorn report

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet tomorrow and Saturday in Olympia. The meeting will take place in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday and at 8 a.m...

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More plans for 2019

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about giving back to the Great Outdoors.Teaching othersTeaching outdoor skills to people who have yet to acquire such skills is an important duty. Experienced outdoor-minded people should consider this ...

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Thoughts about the new year

January 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

By DENNIS L. CLAYHerald ColumnistThis is a two-part series about 2019.We have welcomed 2019 into our lives, so now what? My typical first column of a year, any year, is to discuss how a person, any person, can give back to the Great Outdoor...

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Another year comes to an end

December 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

2018 was a busy and enlightening year. One of the facts of life continuing to appear as the years roll by is learning. Of course, the internet and videos help teach a person how to cook a flatiron steak, how to tie a certain fishing fly and...

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Christmas gift ideas for outdoor-minded people

December 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Four shopping days until Christmas. What to buy the outdoor-minded people in your life?Yes, it is late to begin thinking about gifts, but we will go through a few ideas.FirearmsWhat firearm is good for a hunter. My first firearm was an over...

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Backyard Bird Count educational

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

The backyard bird count is a free bird-counting event. It is scheduled for Feb. 15 through 18, 2019.This Backyard Bird Count is easygoing because it can take place in the family backyard, with the family group simply looking out the back wi...

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Bird counts will excite young and old

December 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Audubonís 119th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between the dates of Friday, December 14, 2018 through Saturday, January 5, 2019. This is a fun and educational event. Volunteers around the world conduct a count of birds in selective ...

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FoodSaver more versatile than expected

November 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a multi-part report about the many uses of the FoodSaver vacuum seal machine.Some readers are perhaps wondering if FoodSaver is part of my stock portfolio. It is not. The FoodSaver machine has been a major part of my lif...

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More uses for the vacuum seal machine

November 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a multi-part report about the many uses of the FoodSaver vacuum seal machine. We backtrack a bit and then continue.The FoodSaver machine used was an old one, 15 or 20 years old, with some parts having been replaced occ...

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