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Warm weather beacons the outdoor-minded

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

My, my do I dare believe my eyes? Just checked the 10-day weather forecast for Moses Lake and found what could be considered fair weather for this time of year.The daytime highs are in the 40s, with the lows in the high 20s to the low 30s. ...

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What to do in the middle of Winter

January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

The middle of winter is here. This week is a bit unusual, as the weather is above freezing. Usually the temperatures this time of year is below freezing and, sometimes, near zero.The 10-day forecast has the lows in the low 30s and the highs...

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New beginning at first of year

January 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our readers know my first column of the year is always about giving back to the Great Outdoors. This is fitting, as it sets a positive tone for the rest of the year.Picking up after othersThere are many ways to accomplish the giving-back th...

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Year-end thoughts

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

This was a fun year, with many enjoyable adventures.Camping and fishingGarnet and I pulled our 26-foot Hideout travel trailer to Potholes State Park twice. Site 23 is our favorite spot, which is exactly 23 miles from the driveway at our hou...

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Last minute mop up of Christmas gift ideas

December 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

OK, so there are a few more Christmas gifts ideas on my plate. This is the time for the last-minute crowd to scurry forth and purchase presents for the forgotten person.Example: A friend, not a close friend, but a friend is spotted in a dow...

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Fishing and hunting are lifetime sports

December 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

FishingThere are many lifetime sports available to each person. This came to my attention many years ago, perhaps 20. A teacher in a Grant County school called and asked me to demonstrate the art of fly tying.This includes taking a bare hoo...

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Hunting seasons winding down for the year

December 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

GrouseThe end to this yearís hunting seasons is in sight. The forest grouse seasonís final day is Dec. 31. These grouse include blue, spruce and ruffed.The spruce grouse is also known as a franklin grouse or a fool hen and, also, a foolís h...

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Third week of Christmas gift ideas

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people.The past year has found two new items in my food preparation tool shed. Last week we discussed the Excalibur Meat Tenderizer and Jerky Slicer, which is ...

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Second week of Christmas gift ideas

December 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people.Gifts abound for outdoor-minded people. Higher priced items, such as firearms, scopes and compound bows, were discussed last week. Today we will cover...

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The annual Christmas gift series

November 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people.The questions began during my first year of writing this column and have continued every year for the past 27 years. They come from wives, husbands, so...

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