Outdoor

A chance to explore Beezley Hills Preserve

July 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

EPHRATA — Looming above the town of Ephrata, the Beezley Hills Preserve provide a bounty of trails to explore the overlooking landscape, as well as everything that stretches out below them.Beezley Hills is home to 22 mountain bike and hikin...

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Thinking about hunting season

July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Time to think about hunting season. Actually, this should have been mentioned in the column a month or two ago. However, there is still time to accomplish a few details or facets concerning the upcoming hunting season. Hunting season doesn’...

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A chance to explore Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

July 07, 2019 at 6:27 pm

MOSES LAKE — A pair of hiking areas just south of Potholes Reservoir provide opportunities to explore the geological history of Central Washington area, as well as a chance to see some of the birds and wildlife that still call it home. Insi...

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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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More tools for reloading

June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the fourth of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.Reloading rifle cartridges is similar to baking a cake. There are steps to be followed, No. 1, then No. 2 and then No. 3 and so on.It’s time we started to put our ca...

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Application submitted for Fish and Wildlife to kill sea lions

June 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm

By GARNET WILSON AND DENNIS L. CLAYHerald Columnists Fish and Wildlife and other partners have submitted an expanded application to lethally remove California and Steller sea lions preying on threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead r...

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Equipment important when reloading

June 19, 2019 at 8:15 pm

This is the third of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.The trigger is pulled when the crosshairs settle on the 4-point mule deer buck. The buck drops. The bolt on the .30-06 is worked, ejecting the spent casing. The casin...

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Ginkgo State Park adds new renovations

June 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

VANTAGE — Just past the bridge crossing the Columbia River near Vantage, the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park sits just a few miles away, holding remnants of an area carved into the landscape during the Ice Age thousands of years ago.The ...

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Reloading is a rewarding pastime

June 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.A rewarding part of my life is tying or securing one part of the outdoor experience to another. Shoot a mallard duck. Clean the duck and save the feathers. Eat the d...

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Survival means staying alive

May 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm

This is the last in a series of columns about survival training.The Google dictionary defines survival as: The state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal or difficult circumstances.The Dennis L. ...

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