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Punxsutawney Phil said spring was on its way a while ago. Once the snow melts off, I’m sure it will arrive. Before long it will be time to bust out the squirrel guns!

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Former Secretary of State Norma Paulus was a product of rural Oregon. She exemplified what individuals can do when given a chance — conquering poverty, polio and the lack of a college degree t…

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Long ago, in a land far, far away, a young man found himself within spitting distance of a cranky grizzly bear while carrying a borrowed 7mm Remington Magnum. By some miracle, he was not conve…

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Grab some tissues. This one is going to be a tear-jerker. Five years ago, I lost a childhood friend and hunting partner, Andy Starr. We had known each other for 20 years. Having grown up in th…

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HB 2020, Oregon’s proposed carbon bill, known as “cap and trade,” raises significant concerns regarding the direct and indirect impact of the bill on members of Oregon’s agricultural industries.

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Once upon a time, I was walking back to the truck after a hunt. Suddenly I noticed a buck facing me at 50 yards. I snapped off a shot, and he was gone. Almost as quickly, so was the light. I s…

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I thought long and hard about this article. I really didn’t want to write it, but I think it needs to be done. Today, I want to talk politics. Now stay with me, because I’m not going to try to…

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Here in the United States, we have developed a passion for overbore magnum calibers — calibers designed to drive mid-weight bullets to velocities exceeding 3,200 feet per second. These overbor…

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If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Oregon, this message is primarily for you.

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It’s interesting what does and doesn’t turn some folks’ cranks. For instance, I can admire nice rifles all day, but for me a knife is just a tool to get the job done.

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Recently, some have asserted that purchasing power from the Bonneville Power Administration is an “outmoded” model that should be jettisoned in favor of other sources. In fact, BPA and its uti…

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As the Oregon Legislature prepared to start work this week, its leaders were saying all the right things about working together, respecting rural Oregon and doing what was best for the state a…

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If you ever want to start an argument, a surefire way to drop the gauntlet is by making absolute declarations about guns. For example, saying a .270 is all you need or my favorite elk rifle is…

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A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit filed by an environmental group to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from shooting barred owls in an experimental attempt to boost numbers o…

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It seems a weekly routine, reading about new depredations on livestock in the Capital Press, hearing neighbors talk about sightings over breakfast at the local café and finding ourselves in he…

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After possible procedural errors in its adoption were pointed out, Grant County officials made the wise decision to look further into the marijuana tax ordinance passed recently.

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This time of year finds most of us snug on the couch watching football or out on snowmobiles enjoying the snow. But if you dream of taking an out-of-state trip to hunt some day, you need to st…

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