NW Hook & Bullet

Year-end thoughts

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

This was a fun year, with many enjoyable adventures.Camping and fishingGarnet and I pulled our 26-foot Hideout travel trailer to Potholes State Park twice. Site 23 is our favorite spot, which is exactly 23 miles from the driveway at our hou...

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Last minute mop up of Christmas gift ideas

December 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

OK, so there are a few more Christmas gifts ideas on my plate. This is the time for the last-minute crowd to scurry forth and purchase presents for the forgotten person.Example: A friend, not a close friend, but a friend is spotted in a dow...

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Fishing and hunting are lifetime sports

December 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

FishingThere are many lifetime sports available to each person. This came to my attention many years ago, perhaps 20. A teacher in a Grant County school called and asked me to demonstrate the art of fly tying.This includes taking a bare hoo...

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Hunting seasons winding down for the year

December 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

GrouseThe end to this yearís hunting seasons is in sight. The forest grouse seasonís final day is Dec. 31. These grouse include blue, spruce and ruffed.The spruce grouse is also known as a franklin grouse or a fool hen and, also, a foolís h...

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Third week of Christmas gift ideas

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people.The past year has found two new items in my food preparation tool shed. Last week we discussed the Excalibur Meat Tenderizer and Jerky Slicer, which is ...

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Christmas bird Counts upcoming

December 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Christmas Bird Count is close by for the Wenatchee area. Here is the information available for me to pass along:Compiler: Daniel Stephens, Email: dstephens@wvc.edu. Count Date: 12/31/2017.Comments: Contact me ASAP Dan Stephens at 509-68...

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Second week of Christmas gift ideas

December 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people.Gifts abound for outdoor-minded people. Higher priced items, such as firearms, scopes and compound bows, were discussed last week. Today we will cover...

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Volunteers needed for salmon steelhead board

December 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Fish and Wildlife is looking to fill four vacant position on a citizen advisory group responsible for reviewing proposals to maintain and improve sportfishing opportunities for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries....

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The annual Christmas gift series

November 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people.The questions began during my first year of writing this column and have continued every year for the past 27 years. They come from wives, husbands, so...

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New Fish and Wildlife licensing system easy to use

November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The new licensing system for purchasing hunting and fishing licenses is easy to use. This website is also used to buy special hunting permits applications and submit hunter reports.I have been the group leader for our group of four, meaning...

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