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Cabin-camping at Shady Pines Resort

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last part of time spent at Shady Pines Resort on Conconully Reservoir.The resort has four individual cabins, a duplex housing two more cabins and the loft, which is a full-sized apartment. There are also 21 RV sites and two tent...

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Conconully adventure refreshing

July 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a two-part series about camping at Lower Conconully Reservoir.The thunder clouds were developing over the Okanogan National Forest, to the west. It was later in the afternoon and my plan was to be on the water for an ev...

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Special hunt permit results online

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

The special hunt permit results are online, as this column last week noted the results would be out soon. The easiest way to check the results is to go to the Fish and Wildlife website.Raffle permit huntsThe next drawing is for the raffle p...

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Still more hunting prep tips

June 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

This is the last in a series about preparing for hunting season.Donít forget shotgun practiceTime should also be spent breaking clays. There are many clay pigeon throwers these days, besides the hand throwers.A buddy has a thrower he hooks ...

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Message from Fish and Wildlife

June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

The following message was received from Fish and Wildlife Tuesday while checking for the special hunt permit results. We are still in the waiting game, but it is now clear how the drawing works and why the draws and validation process is a ...

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More hunting preparation suggestions

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Head to the shooting rangeWe have a group of four reloaders, both rifle and shotgun. This is a fun and rewarding experience. Reloading the rifle cartridge case and then shooting a deer or elk with it is similar to tying a fishing fly and th...

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Preparing for hunting season

June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a series about preparing for the hunting season.Now is the time to begin preparing for the upcoming hunting season. Yes, we are two to four months away from some of the seasons, but now is the time to start some hunting...

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Mrs. Smith continued

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today we continue with the story about Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith.ďThere are several words which mean the same thing, so using one word over and over isnít necessary,Ē Mrs. Smith once said in class.Examples include: The lady was funny. Her humor...

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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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