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 ...

Outdoors: Fall outing on Sacramento River lands awesome Chinook

Nov. 6 was a perfect morning.    Crisp air with more than a hint of fall to it, golden cottonwoods lining the banks of the glassy Sacramento River and the bark ...

Outdoors: The most exciting fishing? It’s angling for Delta stripers

O.K., so we’ve finally gotten to the time of year I look forward to the most.    Late fall — when one of the most exciting types of fishing you can ...

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 ...