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Ah, the days are getting longer and warmer. Haven’t had to build a fire in a couple of weeks, so you know what that means: time to start cutting firewood for next winter. Now is the best time. By the end of June, it will be to hot, and they will probably close or severely restrict wood cutti…

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Ah, the days are getting longer and warmer. Haven’t had to build a fire in a couple of weeks, so you know what that means: time to start cutting firewood for next winter. Now is the best time.…

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The other day, I took my little girl fishing down at Holliday Park Pond. Since they had just stocked it, I was expecting to haul them in right and left. Not so. As it turned out, the fishing w…

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Legislators should use every tool available to protect their constituents. When the majority party proposes laws that place Oregonians at risk, one of those tools is the refusal to provide a quorum.

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Wolves kill in packs, driving, exhausting, surrounding and terrifying until they have singled out an animal — infant, healthy or aged, it really doesn’t matter. Then they close in, snapping an…

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We’ve shared lots of columns geared toward getting your game animal on the ground. Now I want to talk about what to do with it once you’ve gotten it there. This is written with the local deer …

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It is looking like spring might be here to stay. The rivers and creeks are starting to go down, and except for a turkey or two, hunting is on hold. That must mean that it is time to go fishing…

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We have all heard it in one iteration or another, that is the legend of the indeflectable bullet. Usually, said fertilizer is accompanied with a yarn of greater than or equal to proportions. I…

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I read an article years ago about a well-known outdoors author on his first successful Stone sheep hunt. He and his buddy had committed to getting a sheep. By the time they did, they had been …

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Oregon’s Legislature is proposing Senate Bill 959, which addresses legislative financial compensation. As it stands, Oregon lawmakers earn $31,200 a year and a $149 per diem payment for meals …

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I used to consider the semicolon the unwanted child of punctuation. It is usually misused or mistakenly typed on the keyboard if you forgot to hold shift while pressing for the colon button. I…

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In the days after my late husband’s suicide, when I struggled to breathe properly or imagine a path forward for myself and my 9-year-old daughter, I began posting yellow sticky notes in places…

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The May 15 deadline for the Oregon big game draw is fast approaching. As I talk to fellow hunters, I am constantly amazed at the number who have no idea how the draw works. They don’t know whe…

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I’ve always believed that jet lag was for amateurs. When one grows up sleeping behind the seat or on the floor of the tractor their mom is driving, or behind your dad on a forklift, one can sl…

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Every sportsman or woman should be interested in improving their accuracy to become a more ethical hunter. Gallons of ink have been spilled on the subject so I might as well add my two cents.

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As I continue to get to know more and more hunters and shooters, I realize just how basic most folks’ working knowledge is about rifles, ballistics, projectiles, etc. The magazines and interne…

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“Mom-meeeeeeeeee!” my 3-year-old screamed at the top end of his vocals. “Help me!”

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