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Black bear season now open in most of Washington

August 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The black bear season opened on Aug. 1 in most areas of the state. The limit is two black bears, but only one may be taken in Eastern Washington. The season will end on Nov. 15.Good luck to all.Upgrades close Quincy Lake and Barker Canyon a...

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Animal groups and other outdoor stuff

August 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

One aspect of writing a story or column is the use of words to describe a group of birds or animals. This aspect of writing is fun and energizing for the writer. Responses from readers indicate they also enjoy learning the different words f...

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Snippets of outdoor information

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

There are times when there are scraps of outdoor information available, but there isnít enough information to make a column. These can be called snippets, scraps, odds and ends or leftovers.This dilemma has bothered me for some time. A solu...

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Final thoughts about rifle reloading

July 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.Although we have been through an initial look into the art of reloading during the past four weeks, readers must realize much more info is available on this subject.Th...

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More tools for reloading

June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the fourth of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.Reloading rifle cartridges is similar to baking a cake. There are steps to be followed, No. 1, then No. 2 and then No. 3 and so on.Itís time we started to put our ca...

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Equipment important when reloading

June 19, 2019 at 8:15 pm

This is the third of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.The trigger is pulled when the crosshairs settle on the 4-point mule deer buck. The buck drops. The bolt on the .30-06 is worked, ejecting the spent casing. The casin...

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Reloading is a rewarding pastime

June 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a multi-part series about reloading rifle cartridges.A rewarding part of my life is tying or securing one part of the outdoor experience to another. Shoot a mallard duck. Clean the duck and save the feathers. Eat the d...

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Survival means staying alive

May 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm

This is the last in a series of columns about survival training.The Google dictionary defines survival as: The state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal or difficult circumstances.The Dennis L. ...

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Stop, stay put, is first rule

May 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

This is the third in a series of columns about survival training.We have covered how easy it is for a person to become lost in the last two columns. First we had a youngster of 6 become lost by running in the wrong direction when he thought...

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Stop, stay put, is first rule

May 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the third in a series of columns about survival training.We have covered how easy it is for a person to become lost in the last two columns. First we had a youngster of 6 become lost by running in the wrong direction when he thought...

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