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Preparedness Simplified

A lonely spot in the forest, by Capt. William E. Simpson
By Capt. William E. Simpson II - USMM
10/29/14 -- As an author in the field of disaster preparedness, naturally I read a lot of what’s out there in the way of advice, and there’s plenty; some good and some bad. In fact, there is too much info in my opinion, which leaves... Full Story

My Elk Hunt

Taylor Wulfing, 11 years, with his huge bull
By Taylor Wulfing 
10/29/14 -- After 3 years of putting in for a New Mexico elk tag, I’d gotten a once in a lifetime tag. The trip from Nevada to New Mexico seemed to last forever. When we got there we set up camp. When that was taken...  Full Story

Nimbus Hatchery fish ladder opens Nov. 3

Crowd at Nimbus Hatchery
10/29/14 -- The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Monday, Nov. 3, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery... Full Story

Poacher sentenced after sting operation

10/29/14 -- After almost a year of court procedures, the last of 18 abalone poachers arrested in a 2013 sting has been sentenced. All 18 suspects were found guilty or pled no contest to the charges... Full Story

Wyoming Moose Adventure

a re-creation of the author's reaction to seeing the bull prior to the shot (Photo by Joe Wylie)
By Joe Wylie 
10/29/14 -- It was my 15th consecutive year to apply for a Wyoming moose permit…I knew I had a decent chance with 14 preference points, but I thought the same thing the last 3 years. When the letter finally came... Full Story

‘White Fish Fillets with Cilantro and White Wine’

By Frank Galusha
10/29/14 -- OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean... Full Story

Ham on the Hoof

On the Trail with Gary Lewis

When deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game bird seasons have come and gone, put some pork in the crosshairs. We were climbing a steep gravel ranch road in Charlie’s Toyota when we saw it, as big as a full-grown...Full Story

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Get off the grid! Break your dependency on fossil fuels! Stop lugging heavy propane bottles! Cook meals, boil water for drinking, sanitize cookware more efficiently and be ready for emergencies or a better backyard or camp experience!... More Information

'Rainy Falls Brings a Good Catch'

Rainy Falls, Rogue River, Oregon Photo by TJ Orton
Rainy Falls, Rogue River, Oregon Photo by TJ Orton

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So many places to visit and so little time, but if you scan
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