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The Game Transport Form will help local hunters

September 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Page 94 of the Washington Big-Game 2019 Hunting Seasons & Regulations states: “Transporting game or portions of meat taken by somebody else (WAC 220-200-120): If you transport or possess wildlife (or parts) killed by someone else, you m...

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First-hunt-of-the-year suggestions

September 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is a time when anglers and hunters can combine both consumptive sports in one day. The time is now.Hunting dove in the morning and evening is a good prospect, as is fishing for walleye in the later morning and early afternoon in Potho...

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Big-game youth hunts and more

September 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

We recently discussed youth hunts. Big-game hunts for youth use permits and special seasons to offer quality excursions. Having a one- or two-day hunt for deer, elk, sheep, goat or moose wouldn’t be appropriate, because hunting these animal...

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Youth seasons beneficial

August 28, 2019 at 8:09 pm

This is the third of a multi-part series about the upcoming hunting seasons.A relatively recent development, within the past several years, is a series of youth hunts have been listed in the hunting regulations. These hunts are designed to ...

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Hunter education required, time remains

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Yes, we have pounded this drum time and again in recent weeks. Fish and Wildlife sent another press release, so there is still time to attend the classes or go the deferral route.Here is the info: Fish and Wildlife hunter education classes ...

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Hunting seasons continue

August 21, 2019 at 7:29 pm

This is the second of a multi-part series about the upcoming hunting seasons.Weather forecast: Highs in the 90s for August with a gradual downswing to the 70s by mid-September. The lower temperatures will be welcomed by this hunter as the h...

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Black bear season now open in most of Washington

August 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The black bear season opened on Aug. 1 in most areas of the state. The limit is two black bears, but only one may be taken in Eastern Washington. The season will end on Nov. 15.Good luck to all.Upgrades close Quincy Lake and Barker Canyon a...

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Animal groups and other outdoor stuff

August 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

One aspect of writing a story or column is the use of words to describe a group of birds or animals. This aspect of writing is fun and energizing for the writer. Responses from readers indicate they also enjoy learning the different words f...

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Snippets of outdoor information

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

There are times when there are scraps of outdoor information available, but there isn’t enough information to make a column. These can be called snippets, scraps, odds and ends or leftovers.This dilemma has bothered me for some time. A solu...

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Final thoughts about rifle reloading

July 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.Although we have been through an initial look into the art of reloading during the past four weeks, readers must realize much more info is available on this subject.Th...

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