YAKIMA, Wash. — Over the years I have had a number of hunting dogs. Seven, if you don’t count the two I grew up with. And of those two, one was what I would call a hunting dog. The other, a Brittney spaniel that should have been a hunting dog, became very obese due to overfeeding of human fo…
State RCO seeks volunteers
Here we are in the heart of hunting season. There are still some big game seasons open, and all of the upland and waterfowl seasons are going full steam ahead. We’re enjoying some really nice fall weather. It is a great time to be outdoors.
The bird feeding blind in the Yakima Area Arboretum’s northeast corner is a fantastic place to quietly observe winter birds come and go to the seed put out by the Yakima Valley Audubon Society.
Museum seeks old climbing gear
Just before the big game hunting seasons each year my dad would get out his old antler-handled hunting knife and go to work on it with a whetstone. He’d work and work the knife’s blade over the stone and after a bit he’d grab a piece of paper and with one quick flick of his wrist, the knife …
Wolf management input period extended
Van Wyk property purchase completed
YAKIMA, Wash. — What might be the most popular hunting season of the year gets underway this Saturday when the general elk hunting season opens in Central Washington. This is the season known as the general rifle season, when most elk hunters head to the woods to try to fill their tag.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife postponed its online question and answer session for regional residents with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind originally scheduled for Tuesday night.
YAKIMA, Wash. —Hunting buddy Greg Wilson and I had a great trip to Montana last weekend. We headed to the eastern part of big sky country to hunt pheasants. The weather was great, the hunting was good and even though we spent a total of some 28 hours on the road, coming and going, it was wel…
Parks foundation unveils new website
YAKIMA, Wash. — I heard the bugle in the distance. The wind was blowing and I was not totally sure it was an elk. But then, there it was again. An elk’s bugle is a little bit eerie, but it is unique and when you hear it you know it.
Deer, waterfowl seasons set to open
Sno-park permits will go on sale next month with some changes this winter.
Learn to band birds with Jeff Kozma
YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakama Nation biologist notes “an almost complete failure of Cascade Range conifers in the region west of Yakima to produce cones this fall, in contrast with last fall when almost all species bore a bountiful cone crop. This may mean Steller’s jays and other birds dependent…
YAKIMA, Wash. — What is it with women and sheets? Maybe it is some men too, I don’t know. I just haven’t ever met a man that really gave two hoots about their sheets. Never, in any discussion on fishing or hunting trips, have any of the guys I have been with ever mentioned their bed clothes.
Help out for National Public Lands Day
YAKIMA, Wash. — Fall is definitely in the air, and that means many of the general hunting seasons are quickly approaching. And, as hunters start to plan for their fall activities, folks from the State Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to help out.