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Once you get your hunting rifle sighted in, keep it locked up far away from loved ones and hunting buddies.
It was a regrettable lapse in my search for truth that allowed me to question the salmon’s ability to swim up the Elwha once the dams were taken out.
The Labor Day campout was just another example of the shrinking middle class: no au jus with our prime rib!
Multitudes of happy tourists fished the Hoh this summer totally unaware they were breaking the law.
You have to wonder if hatchery steelhead are really so bad for native ones.
The corrupt and incompetent mismanagement of our fisheries will lead to fishing’s demise.
IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news, but there’s another toxic concern to keep you awake at night: Are your whales getting enough salmon?
MOMMA ALWAYS SAID if you can't say something nice, write a newspaper column. When I first started out, all I knew about writing a newspaper… Continue reading
IT IS DAYLIGHT in the swamp. There is a buzzing sound as the insects of the forest awakened. The first to be noticed is the… Continue reading
IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. A front-page article that appeared Monday in the Peninsula Daily News revealed that the Food and Drug… Continue reading
MAYBE YOU THINK being a wilderness gossip columnist is easy. It might sound like a dream job, just watching the river flow -- until the… Continue reading
SOMEONE RECENTLY ASKED me if taking the dams out of the Elwha River would bring the salmon back. I wish. I'd give anything to have… Continue reading
AN ECONOMIC SUMMIT was held recently to discuss ways to stimulate the economy of the North Olympic Peninsula. A May 12 Peninsula Daily News article… Continue reading
LAST WEEK I got an announcement from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, about a proposal for the next edition of the Merriam… Continue reading
APRIL CAN BE the cruelest month. It's when we are forced to turn in our income tax and turn in our punch card. The first… Continue reading
FISHING HAS ALWAYS been a metaphor for life. In fishing and in life, you must have a vision of your goal. We cast our offering… Continue reading
I REMEMBER THE very first Earth Day back in the 1970s. Fishing must have been slow, since I was in school. They herded us into… Continue reading
THANK YOU FOR reading this. Sometimes I think if you didn't read this, no one would. But you do. I get mail from faraway places… Continue reading