Outdoor

Fishing season opens April 27, prospects continue

April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

The general lowland lake fishing opener is a week from this Saturday, April 27.There is a fishing rule/regulation which can be misunderstood. Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers tell me they write tickets for anglers breaking this one qu...

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Fishing prospects continue

April 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the third in a series of columns about the fishing prospects in Eastern Washington lakes.Perch Lake Another small lake in Sun Lakes State Park, Perch Lake has limited shore fishing but is ideal for someone with a small boat or float...

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Hunting seasons established this weekend

April 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will be busy this weekend. This body will set the 2019 hunting seasons and review the annual wolf report. Note the ending of the antlerless white-tail deer hunts in some areas.Is this because of b...

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Opening day prospects continued

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the second in a series of columns about the fishing prospects in Columbia Basin lakes.Today we continue with the prospects for the opening day of Columbia Basin fishing. Opening day will be Saturday, April 27 this year. We backtrack...

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Opening day fishing prospects

March 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the first in a series of columns about the fishing prospects in Columbia Basin lakes.A big change in the fishing regulations is there will no longer be any lakes in the Columbia Basin opening on April 1. They either are open all yea...

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Spring finally arrived

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

The change of weather was dramatic. One day it was winter and the next it was spring, similar to the flip of a light switch. I’m not talking about the actual day when spring arrived, which was yesterday, but when the weather transformed to ...

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Current hunting and fishing licenses expire March 31

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Pull out the current hunting and fishing license located in your wallet. Note the “valid to” date. The “to” date will be 03/31/2019 on all licenses and tags, as they all expire at midnight on March 31. The cost of fishing and hunting licen...

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Winter thoughts; ground hogs beware

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Gardening? What gardening? The only gardening taking place this week is when looking through a gardening catalog. OK, so there is a chance of putting fingers in dirt if a gardener is planting seeds inside the house.Spring doesn’t begin unti...

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Garnet reveals lucky charm

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a four-part series about the fun involved with attending a wildlife banquet.The 2019 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet was held in February. We found a table and used a business card as a place setting.Steve Hoffman ...

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March 1 opener is upon us

March 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today, Friday, March 1, is the March 1 opener for fishing on several waters in Washington. This is the first of several fishing opening seasons in the Columbia Basin.The March 1 opener can be a big deal in the Columbia Basin. The weather is...

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