Hunting

Waterfowl average; deer success rates vary

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

These are the only reports I was able to obtain from Fish and Wildlife for the opening weekend.WaterfowlFrom Sean Q. Dougherty, District Wildlife Biologist in Ephrata:Reported hunter harvest from opening weekend of waterfowl season:Birds pe...

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Opening weekend one day away

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

The opening of deer season for this year has been pounded time and again in this column. Can you tell excitement is running high at this desk?Our deer camp will be a buzz of excitement and enthusiasm at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday. One will be s...

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First hunting trip results

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

My first day in the field was last Thursday. Bill Green and I were hunting in the Davenport area.The plan was to stop by a friendís farm near Hartline. There we hunted pigeons, mourning doves and Eurasian Collared Doves. When a message was ...

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First hunting trip results next week

September 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Firsthand report next weekThis piece is written on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Tomorrow, Sept. 6, will be my first day in the field hunting in the Davenport area.The plan is to stop by a friendís farm near Hartline. There a hunting partner and I w...

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Special hunt permit results online

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

The special hunt permit results are online, as this column last week noted the results would be out soon. The easiest way to check the results is to go to the Fish and Wildlife website.Raffle permit huntsThe next drawing is for the raffle p...

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Still more hunting prep tips

June 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

This is the last in a series about preparing for hunting season.Donít forget shotgun practiceTime should also be spent breaking clays. There are many clay pigeon throwers these days, besides the hand throwers.A buddy has a thrower he hooks ...

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Results of special permit a waiting game

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The deadline for submitting special hunt permit applications was midnight on May 23. Now we have a waiting game.Fish and Wildlife indicates the results will be available by the end of June for deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose ...

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DOS opens season at fairgrounds this weekend

May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the opening Weekend of Columbia Basin Dutch Oven Society. The group is having their opening weekend of Dutch oven season at the North Campground, behind the fair office, of the Grant County Fairgrounds. The public is welcome, there ...

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Walleye on the hook

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Walleye anglers have been fishing along the Alder Street Fill this past week to week and a half. Many have been successful. Anglers heading for their vehicles have been seen carrying stringers of two to five fish. Good luck.New hunting seas...

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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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