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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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March 1 opener participation low

March 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

District Fish Biologist Mike Schmuck, who covers Grant and Adams counties provided a bit of a forecast first, before March 1, and then the results of the March 1 opener. Here is his report, first the forecast and then the results. Read on.D...

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First fishing season underway

March 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

The March 1 fishing opener is upon us. Lakes opening yesterday included Martha, Nunnally, Lenice, Lenore, Merry, Quincy. There are bait and daily limits on some of these lakes, so study the regulations. Where bait is allowed, PowerBait will...

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Years are passing by, 27 so far

February 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Feb. 13, 1991 this column first appeared in the Columbia Basin Herald. It was titled “With Clay Feet,” at the time. My mentor, Fred Peterson of Spokane, gave the column the name. It came from a verse from the Bible which stated the words...

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Nugent continues sharing time and money

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently Eastern Washington newspapers published a story about Rock ‘N Roll Icon Ted Nugent helping replace a well-respected Republic police dog. The dog, assigned to Police Chief, Loren Culp, died last December.Nugent heard of the loss and...

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2018 SHOT Show report

February 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

An e-mail sent to Ted Nugent on Jan. 19, 2018 at 10:31: “Ted, Will we see you at SHOT?”Reply on Jan. 19, 2018 at 11:10: “We won’t make it this year. Tell everyone “Hi” for us and send me a report,” Ted and FamilyMy reply to Ted: “Will do.”M...

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This is a good weekend for a daytrip

January 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s time for a daytrip. This column suggests a trip out of the immediate area every year during this week, if the roads are ice and snow free. This year the weather is prime for such a trip.The second reason for a trip through the area thi...

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