Outdoor

First fishing season underway

March 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

The March 1 fishing opener is upon us. Lakes opening yesterday included Martha, Nunnally, Lenice, Lenore, Merry, Quincy. There are bait and daily limits on some of these lakes, so study the regulations. Where bait is allowed, PowerBait will...

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Years are passing by, 27 so far

February 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Feb. 13, 1991 this column first appeared in the Columbia Basin Herald. It was titled “With Clay Feet,” at the time. My mentor, Fred Peterson of Spokane, gave the column the name. It came from a verse from the Bible which stated the words...

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Fishing fever hits Basin anglers

February 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Great weather has hit the Columbia Basin, causing anglers to grab rods, lures and bait, then head to their favorite spring fishing hole. We are lucky to have several lakes and a few streams open to fishing all year long. Pick up a Fish and ...

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Nugent continues sharing time and money

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently Eastern Washington newspapers published a story about Rock ‘N Roll Icon Ted Nugent helping replace a well-respected Republic police dog. The dog, assigned to Police Chief, Loren Culp, died last December.Nugent heard of the loss and...

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Master Hunter application deadline Feb. 15

February 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Fish and Wildlife will accept applications for its Master Hunter Permit Program through Feb. 15. The program is designed to promote safe, lawful and ethical hunting and to strengthen Washington’s hunting heritage and conservation ethic....

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2018 SHOT Show report

February 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

An e-mail sent to Ted Nugent on Jan. 19, 2018 at 10:31: “Ted, Will we see you at SHOT?”Reply on Jan. 19, 2018 at 11:10: “We won’t make it this year. Tell everyone “Hi” for us and send me a report,” Ted and FamilyMy reply to Ted: “Will do.”M...

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This is a good weekend for a daytrip

January 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s time for a daytrip. This column suggests a trip out of the immediate area every year during this week, if the roads are ice and snow free. This year the weather is prime for such a trip.The second reason for a trip through the area thi...

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Warm weather beacons the outdoor-minded

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

My, my do I dare believe my eyes? Just checked the 10-day weather forecast for Moses Lake and found what could be considered fair weather for this time of year.The daytime highs are in the 40s, with the lows in the high 20s to the low 30s. ...

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End of seasons are news of the week

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

The last day of the pheasant season is Monday Jan. 15. The limit is three roosters a day. The quail season also ends on Monday, with a bag limit of 10 birds a day. The chukar and Hun season closes on Monday also. The limit is six chukar and...

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What to do in the middle of Winter

January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

The middle of winter is here. This week is a bit unusual, as the weather is above freezing. Usually the temperatures this time of year is below freezing and, sometimes, near zero.The 10-day forecast has the lows in the low 30s and the highs...

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