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Everyone, it seems, is acquainted with the .243 Winchester. Almost anywhere you go you’ll see a vast array of choices in both rifles and ammunition. Everything is covered, the total gamut from lightweight 55-grain varmint bullets all the way up to controlled-expansion 100-grain hunting loads…

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Everyone, it seems, is acquainted with the .243 Winchester. Almost anywhere you go you’ll see a vast array of choices in both rifles and ammunition. Everything is covered, the total gamut from…

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What makes a community healthy? According to the Lincy Institute, “A person’s health is a product of their environment. As such, a healthy community is one in which all residents have access t…

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In about ’79 or ’80, my father was looking to upgrade from his trusty old .300 Savage to something with a bit longer legs. At Nydam’s (then Coast to Coast) Hardware, where many legendary gun s…

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Since it was passed by the Oregon Legislature last year as part of its education reform package, we’ve been hearing producers and vendors express concerns over the state’s corporate activity tax.

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It’s no secret that my Democratic colleagues in the State Senate want to pass a cap-and-trade bill this year (SB 1530). They tried last year with HB 2020, but were unsuccessful. They’ve been w…

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I remember it like yesterday. I was 9 years old, squinting down the barrel of that old J.C. Higgins shotgun, struggling to hold a steady bead on a tin can. When I pulled the trigger the tin ca…

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Saturday night is synonymous with game night at my house — unless the hay is ready to bale, or needs loading, or the animals find a hole in the fence. But if the stars have aligned and we find…

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Oregon legislators will hit the 2020 legislative session on Feb. 3, and while there are already a number of high-profile bills on the horizon, elected leaders should remember that complex legi…

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Soon to be the largest generation in our country’s history, millennials are roughly considered to be ages 22-38, and it’s estimated they will have well over $1 trillion in buying power this ye…

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My wife, Emma, is quite a lady. As many of our faithful readers know, before we started dating, Emma’s only experience with a firearm had been being the recipient of the butt end of a cruel jo…

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Stalking: Know it, name it, stop it — a powerful theme that challenges communities around the nation to take action and prevent a dangerous crime through education and awareness. January is Na…

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For the first 20 years of my reloading career, I got by with just the basics. A reloading press, beam scale and powder measure worked just fine. However, in the pursuit of better accuracy, I b…

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December flashed in like a lightening bolt, and it seems before anyone could count “one-one thousand, two-one thousand,” the thunder is booming with New Year’s fireworks. I had been looking fo…

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The Oregon Legislature created the office of public records advocate in 2017, and Ginger McCall was appointed to the post in January 2018 by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. One year and nine months la…

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Employers of any size will benefit from a straightforward, well written employee handbook. This document clearly spells out company policies and expectations as well as provides employees with…

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Tuck had a heartbreaking deer season this year. He missed a couple of shots at really nice bucks over the course of the season. We were both looking forward to his second season elk hunt for r…

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Big guns have a specific purpose and usefulness as do small guns. Similarly, big chain corporate businesses have their specific purpose and usefulness as do small businesses.

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Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno rejected two initiative petitions in December because they included more than one topic. It’s the second time recently she’s told would-be petition sponsor…

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2019 is an exuberant end to the decade. There has never been a better time to start or grow a small business than the current booming economy.

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Good friends, I must admit that I am pessimistic when it comes to Oregon public lands hunting. I will be the first to admit that I am not the best, most dedicated hunter to have roamed the wil…

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Over the last three years we’ve learned to be cautious with our optimism on matters of trade. But, it looks as though there has been some positive movement on that front this month.

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In a previous column, I wrote about struggling to decide which rifle to buy for my boy to use. I am happy to announce that we are the proud owners of a Bergara .30-06. Now we need to work up a…

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In an era of bare-knuckled politics, it is instructive to reflect on the career of William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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After drawing a perfectly good Murderer’s Creek second-season elk tag, I naturally had more spring to my step this summer. I daydreamed of branch bulls and the thought of hunting up something …

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The machine whipped me up and down, around and around.

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