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Different props can make a difference
Saturday May 03 2014
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 ...
Online checks at DFW can yield great results for deer hunting
Thursday Sep 05 2013
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 ...
Marauding bears can easily ruin a camping trip
Thursday Jul 11 2013
It’s heard often and seemingly is a common occurrence in the Lake Tahoe area, a marauding bear breaking into a house. While homeowner’s insurance generally will cover ...
Two rods can sometimes be used without having a two-rod stamp
Wednesday Jun 19 2013
Many California anglers eagerly pay $14.04 for a second-rod attachment to their fishing license, which allows them to use two rods at any inland lake or reservoir. However, there ...
Law varies on maximum number of rounds allowed in your rifle
Thursday Jun 06 2013
While manufacturers make and retail stores sell shotguns that may hold numerous shells, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife states shotguns can’t contain more than ...
Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high
Friday Apr 19 2013
Bel Lange was a household fixture from the mid 1950s through the early 1980s. Those fortunate enough to have a television in those early years tuned in to then-Stockton-based KOVR ...
Crappie are fun to catch — and eat
Monday Apr 01 2013
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be successful fishing for crappie, and it’s probably the one reason many anglers essentially thumb their noses in even trying for ...
Time to get the boat ready for spring use
Wednesday Mar 06 2013
Most boats have done nothing but sit on the trailer all winter — some in garages or driveways, some covered and others open to nature’s elements. Some users religiousl ...
Check the wildlife code before you sell or trade that trophy mount
Thursday Feb 28 2013
Mounted deer heads. Moose. Elk. A largemouth bass appearing to be in its natural habitat. Two quail or ducks, geese, pheasants and so many others can be beautifully mounted and pro ...
Sterile trout being planted in state waters
Thursday Feb 07 2013
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...
Waterfowl hunting season mostly over in north state — with disappointing results
Monday Jan 28 2013
Last year’s waterfowl season found hunters scratching their heads wondering what happened to the weather. It was tough hunting due to the lack of foul weather that can make w ...
Drifting is a means to hunt waterfowl, and it works
Thursday Jan 17 2013
Most hunters know it’s illegal to use a motor to sneak up on a raft of ducks. However, using a boat can be a tremendous method for a successful waterfowl hunt. And, with all ...
Outdoors: With water level low, speed limit for boats is reduced at Folsom Lake
Tuesday Nov 20 2012
At least boaters can say they had a full season to enjoy the water level at Folsom Lake. Too often, the water level drops enough that essentially everything is shut down before La ...
There’s more than one way to crab, and season is open
Thursday Nov 08 2012
California is home to a variety of crab. The two primary species are red rock and Dungeness. The always-awaited season for Dungeness crab, the largest of all species off the coast ...
Hunting season opens Nov. 10 for pheasant, turkey and dove
Thursday Oct 25 2012
Pheasant: Long cherished by hunters, the season for these Chinese imports will find hunters flocking to fields for the opener Saturday, Nov. 10. Going into a field for pheasants i ...
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