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Book Review – The Art of Racing in the Rain

Seeing as Garth Stein is a speaker at Colorado State this weekend, I though it would be a good time to talk about his novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.  A novel that is a must read for anyone who has a furry, four-legged canine best friend.  Enzo, a dog, serves as the… Read more »

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Frisky Business

Little sunshine peaking through after a late afternoon rain Report from the stand says buck activity is starting to get a little frisky.  This is good news because we are just a week and a day away from Dustin’s favorite day of the year to hunt, Halloween.  Last night he jumped “Twig” on his way… Read more »

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When Nature Calls

Active deer, calm winds, back edge of a cool front…all conditions that can lead to a successful day of hunting.  All of these aligned for Dustin the other night.  Teeming with excitement and confidence Dustin blew me a kiss as he hurried out of the house to get in the stand.  He knew this was… Read more »

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News & Notes

Elk are Making a Comeback in Missouri.  Conservation Dept. approves Elk restoration Bull Trout Conservation vs. Federal Government – Bull Trout Win Conduit Dam gets Environmental Permits…Bye-bye to another dam Oregon Voters help keep waterways, beaches, and wildlife safe…Vote YES on 76. Bears and Moose in Iowa…Oh My! Killer Goats?  Find them in Olympic National… Read more »

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The Outdoor Blogger Network

Since I started really getting into this blogging thing, I’ve searched and searched for other similar blogs.  So much so, I’ve given myself carpel tunnel searching for other fishing/hunting/hiking/outdoor blogs.  My weary hands finally get a rest with the introduction of Outdoor Blogger Network.  Dubbed The Most Interesting Blog Network in the World, Outdoor Blogger… Read more »

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‘Twas the Last Wedding of the Year

Obligations have kept me quite cooped up since my RMNP trip.  Cabin fever has taken full hold of me, and my desperation to get out and spend a day on the water is manifesting as crabbiness.  With that said, this weekend we were able to head out of town, albeit it wasn’t for anything outdoors… Read more »

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What’s in that Mineral Lick

Or perhaps it is in the water; whatever it is, this year we have seen some truly unique bucks on one of the properties Dustin hunts.  Most of the pics were captured before the season.  However, Dustin has seen these bucks in his stand since the season commenced.  Normally, the deer on this property are… Read more »

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Win Some…Lose Some

Or in Dustin’s case you miss some.  A rough shooting season has plagued Dustin this fall.  Normally, Dustin is deadly with his bow.  A good thing to be when hunting, of course.  However, he’s not so deadly this year.  His first miss was a 10 pointer; this past weekend he missed a doe.  He said… Read more »

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California’s Lost Salmon

Osprey Steelhead News posted this video earlier in the week.  It’s a short, but enlightening snippet about California’s near extinct Coho Salmon population.  For me, it was eye opening to see just how much the Redwood Forest Ecosystem depends on a healthy salmon run.  Watch it.  You’ll be glad you did. QUEST on KQED Public… Read more »