Outdoors

Different props can make a difference

When you purchase a boat or an outboard motor, you of course get a propeller in order to provide power to move that critter. What you get, however, may not meet expectations of pow ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Ocean salmon fishing opens Saturday

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) recently announced that the ocean salmon fishery will commence full operations for the sport angler on Saturday, April 5. The only waters ...

Worms can be easily kept

It's coming up to summer time, right? How many times have you opened a night crawler container only to find the worms have not survived the trip and melted into gooey globs, wh ...

Online checks at DFW can yield great results for deer hunting

Have you learned your deer tags weren’t drawn for your favored zone? Now what do you do? Not hunt? What kind of research do you have to do to obtain a deer tag for another zo ...

Waterfowl and upland game regulations finalized

The California Fish and Game Commission on Aug. 7 adopted the 2013-14 waterfowl and upland game bird hunting regulations. Possession limits were increased from double to triple th ...

Selecting the right shotgun for hunting

Sunday, Sept. 1, marks the opening day of dove hunting season, providing most gunners a two-day shoot without taking a vacation day, as Monday is a holiday. If you haven’t b ...

Hearing loss not restricted to the older generation

Many people think hearing loss is age-related, but various stages of hearing loss are being seen by those much younger for several reasons. I, for example, have considerable heari ...