Outdoor

Time of year for birdwatching

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

By DENNIS L. CLAYHerald ColumnistBirdwatching is a sport practiced all year long. However, the wintertime seems to be the season of the birder, which are what birdwatchers are called. Check my column this week and next for two bird-counting...

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Bird counts will excite young and old

December 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Audubonís 119th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between the dates of Friday, December 14, 2018 through Saturday, January 5, 2019. This is a fun and educational event. Volunteers around the world conduct a count of birds in selective ...

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Master hunter program faces possible budget cuts/elimination

November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is bits of a Nov. 26 letter from David Whipple, Fish and Wildlife hunter education division manager, to master hunters.You have likely heard Fish and Wildlife is facing significant budget challenges in the 2019-2021 biennium. Unless th...

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FoodSaver more versatile than expected

November 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a multi-part report about the many uses of the FoodSaver vacuum seal machine.Some readers are perhaps wondering if FoodSaver is part of my stock portfolio. It is not. The FoodSaver machine has been a major part of my lif...

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More uses for the vacuum seal machine

November 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the second of a multi-part report about the many uses of the FoodSaver vacuum seal machine. We backtrack a bit and then continue.The FoodSaver machine used was an old one, 15 or 20 years old, with some parts having been replaced occ...

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Directorís webinar scheduled for Nov. 28

November 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

By DENNIS L. CLAYHerald ColumnistHere is a refreshing new idea: Schedule a webinar featuring the director and invite the public to participate.What is a webinar? This is an online meeting or presentation held over the Internet in real time....

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Vacuum machine is a money saver

November 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part report about the many uses of the FoodSaver vacuum seal machine.Eating a big-game animal during the 12 months after placing it in the freezer is the perfect circumstance. After all, preservation specialists tell us ther...

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Success rates high for Winchester Ponds

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

A note from Fish and Wildlife indicated how the Washington State Duck Stamp is helping duck and goose hunting in the Columbia Basin. Hereís what Jason Wettstein had to say: The Winchester Regulated Access Area once again has flowing water a...

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Comforts of The Hut

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a multipart series about the 2018 deer camp.Thomas returned to the area Saturday morning. We hunted our area and spotted around 15 does and three 2-points and a spike. We also drove to regions outside our area with no d...

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Deer camp more than shooting an animal

November 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part series about the 2018 deer camp.Monday morning of the 2018 general deer season found Rudy Lopez, Thomas Steffens and me hunting for deer north of Odessa. Nothing appeared.Thomas left for home after lunch. Rudy and I che...

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