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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.“There are several words which mean the same thing, so using one word over and over isn’t necessary,” 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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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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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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Hunting is a tool for conservation

March 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a three-part series about hunting as a conservation tool.Conservation is the action of conserving something. It is the preservation, protection or restoration of the environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife. Hunting ...

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Now is the time to explore big game recipes

March 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are plenty of deer and elk meat in my freezer. Sharing trout with family, friends and neighbors is in my blood, but stingy is the word given to me by me when it comes to deer, elk and walleye.Elk stewThis recipe uses ground elk, not c...

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