Fishing/Hunting

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Invasive vs. native: Eurasian collared dove

Today we discuss one of my favorite invasive species, the Eurasian collared dove.

Updated 17 hours, 29 minutes ago
Sunday is the big day

Sunday, March 1, is the fishing opener for several Columbia Basin waters. They include: Burke, Upper Caliche, Cascade, Crystal, Cup, Dry Falls, Dusty, Lenice, Lenore, Martha, Merry, Nunnally and Quincy lakes.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Invasive vs. native: house sparrow

Unfortunately, but sometimes fortunately, we have invasive species of all types in our lives. Yes, right here in the Columbia Basin of Eastern Washington.

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
Invasive vs. native: Why it is dangerous to release non-native animals

Inspiration for columns arrive at my desk from many different angles. Some, of course, develop in my own mind. Others are suggested by readers, family and fr...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Final thoughts about the 2020 SHOT Show

The SHOT Show has changed over the years. When we started attending in the early 1990s, the show would change locations every year. One year in New Orleans, ...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
SHOT Show allows new products to shine

One purpose of the SHOT Show is to allow manufactures to show off their new products. This is true when the press and buyers head to the range on the day bef...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
SHOT Show allows new products to shine

One purpose of the SHOT Show is to allow manufactures to show off their new products. This is true when the press and buyers head to the range on the day before the show begins.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
More thoughts about the 2020 SHOT Show

This column has established the annual SHOT Show is huge, with thousands of exhibitors, thousands of buyers and thousands of press members in attendance. Wal...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Day at the range

The SHOT Show has become an annual event for Garnet and me. We have made this trip for 25-plus years. This year the dates of SHOT were Jan. 21 through 24, a ...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
How to make the most of the enormous SHOT Show

The SHOT Show is enormous. As reported recently: The show covered about 692,000 square feet of exhibit space. If a person walked down each aisle of the show,...

Updated 1 month ago
SHOT Show impressive

It is named the SHOT Show, which stands for Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. The show is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundati...

Updated 1 month ago
Last of the name series

Today we finish our series about animal and bird names, with more group names.

Updated 1 month ago
Animal and bird group names

We have been exploring the names of animal and birds for a couple of days, so it is appropriate to look at some names for a group of animals or birds. Actual...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Animal and bird names are entertaining

Animal and bird names have always been fun and entertaining to me. Of more importance, you, the reader, seem to enjoy the names, also.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Elk stew my way

The digital pressure cooker is used often at my house, but so is the slow cooker. We have several slow cookers of different sizes.