NW Hook & Bullet

New Fish and Wildlife licensing system easy to use

November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The new licensing system for purchasing hunting and fishing licenses is easy to use. This website is also used to buy special hunting permits applications and submit hunter reports.I have been the group leader for our group of four, meaning...

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Cactus bucks are a fact

November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cactus bucks are a part of deer life, but not every deer’s life. What is a cactus buck? Basically, a cactus buck is a deer with antlers still in velvet with several points. Some of the points grow in irregular parts of the antlers resemblin...

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Book review and other things

November 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

Karen Crook called a couple of months ago.“I’ve just finished reading a book and thought of you might enjoy it also,” she said.Now it is in my hands and has been read from beginning to end. The book: “Voyage of a Summer Sun, Canoeing the Co...

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Elk season is big news of the week

November 03, 2017 at 9:06 am

The general elk season started last Saturday and will continue through Sunday. Driving Colockum Pass during the hunt is an interesting drive. Go to Kittitas and head toward Wenatchee or go to Wenatchee and head toward Kittitas.You will enco...

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Butchering deer

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

Butchering big game is simply making small pieces of meat out of one large piece of meat. Years ago, perhaps 30 or more, an older hunter provided instruction about butchering a deer he had taken. He instructed and my duty was the butchering...

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Low buck numbers change plans

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about the 2017 Deer Camp.The Coleman Power Cat, a portable catalytic heater provides early morning heat at The Hut. It is powered by a bottle of propane and a 9-volt battery. The gas heats it and the ba...

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2017 Deer Camp

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a two-part series about the 2017 Deer Camp.Saturday, Oct. 14, was cold. Hunting buddy Rudy Lopez was up early and out the door. My feet didn’t hit the floor for several more minutes.It was cold inside The Hut, too. The ...

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Pheasants Forever hosts season kick-off

October 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Columbia Basin Chapter of Pheasants Forever (CBPF) will host a pheasant season celebration and membership drive from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 at St. Brigid’s Brewery in Moses Lake. The event will support the CBPF Annual Youth Hunt an...

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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 isn’t 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. It’s 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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