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Gardening for wild game meals

October 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

There was a successful garden at my house this year. It was a splendid gardening year. The cucumbers produced at an abundant routine. Due to circumstances which isnít quite clear, we ended up with 15, maybe 20, plants in the ground.Cucumber...

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Catching up

October 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

There are a couple subjects on my mind this week. Itís time to catch up.Shooting sticksThe first item is a follow-up to the shooting sticks article published in the Fall 2017 Hook & Bullet.The sticks are two, 4-foot long dowels. A cane ...

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More fire starter ideas

September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about making fire starters. We backtrack a bit and then continue.A few cotton balls were placed in a bag filled with the petroleum jelly. He kneaded or massaged the bag, causing the cotton balls to beco...

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A fire starter may save a life

September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a two-part series about fire starters.Starting a survival fire is a lifesaving skill. This fire may well keep a lost person alive through a cold night or nights in the Great Outdoors. The trick is to make sure the fire-...

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The last part of the Offutt AFB tour

September 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a three-part series about an educational trip to Offutt Air Force Base by honorary commanders and civic leaders.Today we backtrack a bit and then continue with the tour of Offutt Air Force Base. The colonel answered the ...

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The Offutt Air Force Base tour

September 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a three-part series about an educational trip to Offutt Air Force Base by honorary commanders and civic leaders.Offutt Air Force Base in home to the U.S. Strategic Command or USSTRATCOM or STRATCOM. When growing up in ...

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Dove and forest grouse seasons open one week from today

August 25, 2017 at 10:33 am

Hunting season is nearing, with some early seasons open already. The mourning dove season opening on Sept. 1 and continuing through Oct. 30. The limit is 15 birds per day and a possession limit of 45. It wasnít long ago when we had a 15-day...

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More hunting preparation suggestions

August 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about preparing for the upcoming hunting seasons.Get in shapeThe single most important part of hunting-season preparation, for some, is being/getting in shape. This is my downfall or at least my most di...

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Hunting seasons near

August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a two-part series about preparing for the upcoming hunting seasons.The daytime temperatures have been in the 80-degree range and the nighttime temps have been in the 50-degree range this week. Oh, for sure, there will b...

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Best money deal of the year at hand

August 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

The best deal of the year is at hand if you are 62 years old or older. The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass is currently $10 and has been so since 1994. However, this fee will increase to $80 on Aug. 28.Yes, this i...

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