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Elk stew and elk roast

January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

Wintertime activities for outdoor-minded people include cooking the harvest.Yesterday a digital pressure cooker was mentioned. This is a marvelous cooking tool. It is designed for the operator to set the pressure, which includes the time in...

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Cooking the harvest

January 15, 2020 at 7:01 pm

We have been discussing outdoor wintertime activities for outdoor-minded people during the past few weeks. Today and tomorrow we examine another activity designed to be conducted during cold weather: Cooking the harvest of our outdoor effor...

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Another aspect of reloading

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

The colder weather has driven the point home this column has been aiming at for a couple of weeks. There are outdoor-related projects to accomplish while at home, inside and warm.Well, must backtrack a bit and explain one exception to this ...

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In search of the proper load

January 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

The goal of a person, who reloads rifle ammunition for hunting, is to find the perfect load for the rifle she/he is using. Indeed, each rifle is different and, therefore, a different load may be needed to attain the best round for each.The ...

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A time for reloading

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

This is the slow time of year for outdoor-minded people. As mentioned before, we have anglers polishing and sharpening hooks in their tackle boxes.We have fly fishers checking their fly boxes checking on the size and types of flies used dur...

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What to consider as a fly-angler

January 08, 2020 at 5:00 am

Fishing line maintenance was mentioned at the end of yesterday’s column. A couple more thoughts about making sure the fishing line you are using is up-to-date and continues to be the strength you desire.Situation: A group of friends decide ...

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More first-of-year ideas

January 07, 2020 at 5:00 am

Yesterday we briefly mentioned checking fishing gear as a wintertime activity. One sentence talked about polishing lures, plus replacing and sharpening hooks.Do anglers really polish lures and other fishing gear? Some will say yes and some ...

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Winter, what winter?

January 06, 2020 at 8:21 pm

The current weather forecast indicates we have eight days of above freezing days and four above freezing nights before us. The temperatures afterwards show temperatures in the high 20s or low 30s with only three in the teens. For Heaven sak...

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Giving back to the Great Outdoors

January 02, 2020 at 5:00 am

The first columns of the year, every year, is about giving back to the Great Outdoors. This is appropriate, with the idea of setting a positive tone for the rest of the year.This story has been told before, but it is worth telling again, es...

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2020 is here

January 01, 2020 at 4:17 pm

We have spent a few days discussing what happened in 2019, but now we are in a new year. This is an exciting time for me.The first columns of each year are devoted to what each of us, the outdoor-minded people, of the Columbia Basin can do ...

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