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Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
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 ...
Hearing loss not restricted to the older generation
Tuesday Aug 06 2013
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 ...
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 ...
June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications
Friday May 31 2013
Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...
Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted
Monday Apr 22 2013
Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...
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 ...
If you want to hunt spring turkey, a clinic might be just the thing
Tuesday Feb 12 2013
Wild turkeys have been in California for a good 10,000 years. Their skeletal remains have been found in Southern California’s La Brea Tar Pits along with various dinosaurs th ...
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 ...
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 ...
There is more than one way to hunt fall turkeys for success
Monday Oct 29 2012
After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, one reader a few years ago was quick to inform me there is an alternate method of hun ...
Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts
Thursday Oct 18 2012
The use of dogs has been a staple for centuries for those hunting bears or bobcats. The hunter releases the dogs, the dogs pick up the scent of a critter, and the race is on for t ...
Lake Pardee reopens to fishing
Thursday Feb 05 2009
The annual re-opening of Lake Pardee to all available recreational, boating and fishing activities is a sure sign spring is right around the corner. And it’s an opening that is h ...
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