Outdoor

MarDon Fresh News June 1, 2018

June 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1044.26 feet a foot down from last week. The water temperature on the main Reservoir is at 75 degrees and in the mid upper 70s back in the sand dunes.The Largemouth fishing continues to ...

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Mrs. Smith shaped my world

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith passed away on April 15. She was my high school English teacher.It takes several different teachers, from our first year of school to graduation from high school, to mold students into worthwhile adults. However, there...

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Hunting and conservation go hand in hand

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

We have been discussing the roll hunters play in conservation. Here are my final thoughts on the subject.Eurasian Collared doveThe Eurasian Collared dove is an invasive species. They are about twice the size of a mourning dove and have a bl...

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DOS opens season at fairgrounds this weekend

May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the opening Weekend of Columbia Basin Dutch Oven Society. The group is having their opening weekend of Dutch oven season at the North Campground, behind the fair office, of the Grant County Fairgrounds. The public is welcome, there ...

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Final thoughts about hunters and conservation

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a two-part column with final thoughts about hunters and conservation.We have been discussing controlling game animal and bird populations throughout Washington State and the United States with the help of hunters.Wild turkeyThe Wash...

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Hunters eager to help with wolf disaster

May 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part series about hunting as a conservation tool: Controlling the wolf population.What are they thinking? They, in this case, are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The boo...

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Controlling populations and eating wild game

April 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part series about hunting as a conservation tool.A lady in a Great Falls, MT butcher shop was about to have prime antelope meat, backstrap and tenderloins, ground into hamburger. I asked her why and she had a good reason.Her...

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Walleye on the hook

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Walleye anglers have been fishing along the Alder Street Fill this past week to week and a half. Many have been successful. Anglers heading for their vehicles have been seen carrying stringers of two to five fish. Good luck.New hunting seas...

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Hunters can help needy with protein

April 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part series about hunting as a conservation tool.Eastside goose limit increaseEastern Washington is seeing an increase in snow geese. The limit in Goose Management Areas Four and Five is six a day. The limit of white-fronted...

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Game populations controlled by hunters

March 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a multi-part series about hunting as a conservation tool.CougarsCougars are another example of hunters helping to control populations of game birds and animals. Hound hunting was banned for several years. The cougar po...

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