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Michael Faw
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Michael Faw

Fall is upon us, and this means the rivers and streams are full of hungry trout. Hoppers on top and streamers and San Juan worms down deep= a fish fight! Good luck.

6 years ago
Some consider the pursuit as an Easter Egg hunt for hunters and as a great cure for cabin fever; whatever your reason for heading outdoors to hunt shed antlers, it's always a good time. Finding a big antler will bring a smile to anyone's face. In addition to finding antlers that reveal important clues about the deer, elk or moose in the area, you can also use the antler hunting trips afield for several other hunting-related purposes. And if you want to widen the eyes of the next generation of hunters, invite some kids to go with you on the…
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 While there are numerous safety and regulatory rules governing boats that focus on keeping everyone aboard safe, there are also many misunderstandings and myths. If you deviate into one of the gray areas and are caught, the fine could be costly. So what are the areas, and what are the answers? Believe it or not, every time a boat pulls up to a dock or ramp, the situation on board can change. Life jackets or Personal Floatation Devices are one of the areas that cause problems for many boat operators. The reason is simple: an additional person might have boarded,…
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The sound — or lack of sounds — was frustrating to say the least. A gobbler that I had in my sights roosted the evening before had simply glanced around him in the faint morning's daylight, and then he stepped off the thick limb where he was perched. On outstretched wings that silent gobbler glided over to mingle with a large flock of turkey hens that were flying down from roosts and gathering on a distant hillside. My best soft yelps and hen talk had been completely ignored. I'd been stood up by a gobbler that did not gobble. More and…
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While coyotes can often be called close to the gun, and having one rush in and meet you face-to-face is as exciting as anything in the hunting world, sometimes crafty coyotes will simply keep their distance. Coyotes that have been hunted become cautious — very cautious — and they normally don't come rushing to calls. When a pressured coyote hears hunter's calling or a possible meal screaming its last dying breaths, the cautious song dog (alias, coyote) will probably sit tight and observe from a long distance before committing to any action. This is often the case in winter when coyotes…
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