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Hunting and fishing fees going up

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

As reported last week in this column, Fish and Wildlife was looking at a shortfall of funding. Indeed, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the budget. Here are the highlights or lowlights:Fish and Wildlife Commission approves budget a...

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Conconully fish avoided my hooks

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

A two-part series about a June fishing trip to Conconully Reservoir.The fish were not biting. At least they didn’t pay attention to my hooks.Garnet and I spent four days at Shady Pines Resort on Conconully Reservoir in June. A boat was rent...

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Beware of cougars, continued: what to do when faced with one

August 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

More about cougarsHere is the last part of the “Beware of Cougars” story from last week:If the cougar does not flee, be more assertive. If it shows signs of aggression (crouches with ears back, teeth bared, hissing, tail twitching, and hind...

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Understanding ballistics

August 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

The “Big Book of Ballistics,” By Philip P. Massaro and published in 2017 by Gun Digest Books helps the reader understand ballistics. Today we continue to discuss seating depth, spin drift and more from the book.Seating depthHere is an area ...

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Beware of cougars

August 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

We live in cougar country folks. Don’t stay indoors all your life, but be aware of the chance of a cougar encounter.This warning comes upon the report about the cat involved in a cougar killing a bicyclist this spring in the North Bend area...

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Ballistics on my mind

August 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a two-part series about the book, “Big Book of Ballistics.”Ballistics: The science or study of the motion of projectiles, such as bullets, shells and bombs. Also, the art or science of designing projectiles for maximum flight perfor...

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Beware of cougars

July 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

By DENNIS L. CLAYHerald ColumnistWe live in cougar country folks. Don’t stay indoors all your life, but be aware of the chance of a cougar encounter.This warning comes upon the report about the cat involved in a cougar killing a bicyclist t...

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Making friends when camping

July 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

We backtrack a bit and then continue discussing making friends when camping.A camping group known as The Vagabonds included Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and others. Inside the spacious dining tent, jacketed waiters placed bowls of food and pit...

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Camping makes for easy friends

July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a two-part series about making friends while camping.The act of camping is only part of the process. It doesn’t matter if a person or couple erects a tent or parks a pull-behind camping trailer or drives a motorhome, th...

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Fires, other activities restricted in wildlife areas

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Fish and Wildlife has restricted fires and other activities on Fish and Wildlife managed lands east of the Cascade Mountains. The new rule prohibits: Fires or campfires, including those in fire rings, although personal camp stoves and lante...

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