Outdoor

A chance to explore Billy Clapp Lake

August 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

STRATFORD — North of Moses Lake, Billy Clapp Lake presents an opportunity for visitors to both enjoy the waters and shorelines of the lake, or explore the ridges that surround it.The Billy Clapp Lake trail provides a five-mile trip around t...

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Hunting seasons have started

August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

The 2019 hunting seasons have started, some of them anyway. This is one aspect of the Washington hunting regulations making hunting interesting or, as some hunters say, making understanding the regulations a nightmare.A master hunter elk se...

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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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A chance to explore Potholes State Park

August 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

POTHOLES STATE PARK — As the summer heat bears down, any excuse to find yourself near the water is a good one. A trip to Potholes State Park, just off O’Sullivan Dam, provides visitors a great chance to explore the area, with a quick getaw...

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Moses Lake man goes fishin’ with country music star

August 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

ALASKA — Moses Lake resident Rick Graser has seen and experienced a lot in his life. Having being drafted 214th overall in 1978 by the Seattle Mariners and spending 31 years as a fishing guide, Graser has – needless to say – seen a lot and ...

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A chance to explore Ginkgo Petrified Forest

August 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

VANTAGE — Just past the Columbia River off I-90 rests the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park. The park presents a key stop for those interested in the Ice Age Floods that helped carve out the region.A series of trails just a few miles from ...

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Deer threatening native island species

July 31, 2019 at 8:37 pm

This is the second and last in a series about hunting to save natural diversity.Last week we explored a time when a herd of deer was cut in half one hunting season, yet returned to full strength within a year or two. Overpopulation of a nat...

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A chance to explore Ancient Lakes

July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

QUINCY — Just outside of Quincy, hides a hidden oasis within the basalt rock and desert plains. Ancient Lakes bring backpackers and campers to see the area every year, and all that it offers.Visitors will find the area, and its trails after...

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Hunting to save natural diversity

July 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

The 2019 Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulation lists all of the big game seasons, from Moose, to deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, etc. One of the categories is antlerless deer.More than one reader was concerned and asked the sam...

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