Oct 29, 2010 by Rob Tobeck
Voting “fish” is only the first step

I received the latest issue of Sport Fishing Magazine yesterday in the mail and as I flipped through the pages I read an editorial that just blew my mind! The article was by Doug Olander the editor and started off by telling of a group called National Resources Defense Council...

Oct 28, 2010 by Tom Nelson
Marine Area 8.1: “Inside” Information

Way back when I was a young fisherman, the waters of Puget Sound to the east of Whidbey Island were referred to by my saltwater mentors as the "inside". Once one ventured to the west of the largest island in the continental United States you were said to be "outside"....

Oct 24, 2010 by Rob Endsley
Waterfowl Weekend at Mar Don Resort

Seven of us descended upon Mar Don Resort on Washington's Potholes Reservoir for the first annual Outdoor Line Waterfowl Weekend. The blue bird weather we experienced in Washington the first week of hunting season rapidly deteriorated on Friday as a huge storm pushed into the Pacific Northwest, bringing with it...

Oct 21, 2010 by Guest
The 100 MPH Winds of Southeast Alaska

BY JEFF LUND. Since my local school district has more high school students than Alaska's Prince of Wales Island has residents it was no surprise few had heard of the 100-mile per hour gusts that knocked out power on the entire island, isolating it from mail and cutting ATM machines...

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by Rob Endsley
How do you judge a successful hunt?

I just returned from what I would consider a very successful hunt in Washington's Okanogan County. For the large camp I was in success in terms of deer harvested was very low, actually three deer and a bear for the eighteen hunters in the camp. Deer hanging in camp isn't...

Oct 20, 2010 by Rob Tobeck
Director Anderson Steps Up for Recreational Anglers

"It's so nice to have a fish and wildlife director that actually fishes and understands the issues from a recreational anglers perspective" was Nelly's reaction when I told him about the WDFW recreational albacore meeting Tuesday in Olympia.  In 2009 there was a request that WDFW consider a bag limit for all...

Oct 18, 2010 by Tom Nelson
Okanogan Deer Opener!!!

Short and sweet. Brief, quick, don't blink or you'll miss it.... Eight. Count 'em, eight days are what you get for the modern firearm mule deer season. No wonder hunters plot, scheme, schedule vacation and plan their lives around deer season. The memories of deer camp, bucks hanging from the...

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Oct 12, 2010 by Tom Nelson
One Tough Buck!!!

Contender for the Toughest Buck Award..... This deer had some very uncomfortable days until he was harvested by this hunter.  It is obvious that there was a fight during the rut and this deer ended up with an extra antler (embedded below the eye).  You can see that the antler...

Oct 11, 2010 by Rob Endsley
Buzz is Back with an Oregon Mule Deer

 Buzz Ramsey with his 2010 Oregon Mule Deer    The most recognizable salmon and steelhead angler in the Pacific Northwest and the front man for Yakima Bait Co. was just here around two weeks ago with a moose from Northern BC and here he is again, this time with a...

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Oct 09, 2010 by Tom Nelson
…and Tobeck wanted to go tuna fishin…

The following satellite photograph could have been utilized by Sebastian Junger in his best seller "The Perfect Storm" What looks like a swift boot to the balls of the Pacific Northwest is the very strong rotation of a dandy low pressure system that is pretty well organized and poised to do a...

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