Outdoor

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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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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Fishing fever hits Basin anglers

February 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Great weather has hit the Columbia Basin, causing anglers to grab rods, lures and bait, then head to their favorite spring fishing hole. We are lucky to have several lakes and a few streams open to fishing all year long. Pick up a Fish and ...

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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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