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As a young kid growing up in Grant and Wheeler counties, I saw lots of different guns. It seemed everyone in our communities went out each fall to go big game hunting. Nearly everyone in our immediate circle carried a standard caliber, wooden-stocked hunting rifle. The first synthetic stock …

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As a young kid growing up in Grant and Wheeler counties, I saw lots of different guns. It seemed everyone in our communities went out each fall to go big game hunting. Nearly everyone in our i…

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Back when I first started school at the University of Idaho, I was delighted to learn that the college had an indoor .22 range. It was used mainly for ROTC training but was available to studen…

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Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We celebrate them this time of year, whether we process it that way or not, because they’re so deeply ingrained …

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As the Oregon Legislature enters the final week of the 2019 session, Senate Republicans have left the state Capitol in protest of many things.

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June 1 was a good day. I took my little girl and a friend to the fishing derby hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at McHaley Pond. They hold it every year on the state free f…

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A wildcat is a cartridge idea that never got popular enough to become standardized. They exist purely because of the diligent efforts of handloaders. Typically these are an alteration made in …

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Many local people have spent countless hours on projects to better our communities, and we believe that focusing on these achievements will inspire more while bringing people together.

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In life, every one of us draws a circle. Inside of it are our people — the people we love, fight for and protect no matter what. As we get older, our circles get smaller. People grow up (or th…

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Some guns, like cars, are simply classics, and classics never go out of style. A few years back, my favorite rifle (christened long ago as “Old Reliable”) was at a fork in the road. The barrel…

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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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