Outdoor

Message from Fish and Wildlife

June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

The following message was received from Fish and Wildlife Tuesday while checking for the special hunt permit results. We are still in the waiting game, but it is now clear how the drawing works and why the draws and validation process is a ...

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More hunting preparation suggestions

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Head to the shooting rangeWe have a group of four reloaders, both rifle and shotgun. This is a fun and rewarding experience. Reloading the rifle cartridge case and then shooting a deer or elk with it is similar to tying a fishing fly and th...

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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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Preparing for hunting season

June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a series about preparing for the hunting season.Now is the time to begin preparing for the upcoming hunting season. Yes, we are two to four months away from some of the seasons, but now is the time to start some hunting...

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Free Fishing this weekend

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

No more excuses. Make a lunch, pour the family into the vehicle and go fishing. No fishing license? No problem, at least on this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. This is what Fish and Wildlife terms Free Fishing Weekend.A fishing license...

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Mrs. Smith continued

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today we continue with the story about Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith.“There are several words which mean the same thing, so using one word over and over isn’t necessary,” Mrs. Smith once said in class.Examples include: The lady was funny. Her humor...

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MarDon Fresh News — June 1, 2018

June 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1044.26 feet a foot down from last week. The water temperature on the main Reservoir is at 75 degrees and in the mid upper 70’s back in the sand dunes.The Largemouth fishing continues to ...

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Mrs. Smith shaped my world

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith passed away on April 15. She was my high school English teacher.It takes several different teachers, from our first year of school to graduation from high school, to mold students into worthwhile adults. However, there...

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Hunting and conservation go hand in hand

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

We have been discussing the roll hunters play in conservation. Here are my final thoughts on the subject.Eurasian Collared doveThe Eurasian Collared dove is an invasive species. They are about twice the size of a mourning dove and have a bl...

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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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