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    Covid 19

    Well I guess we had to have the topic sooner or later. People here are doing the whole nation wide panic thing of buying toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other things just like elsewhere. Schools are closed this week due to spring break and currently will be closed the following week. Church...
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    Merry Christmas

    Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Tonight we have a few people over, and we have Burt almost ready to go in the oven. Biggest turkey we have ever tried. Tomorrow I'm on breakfast duty after the kids open their gifts. Hope you all have a great day.
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    Yosemite just got a quad-busting 94-mile hiking route

    It’s hard to imagine there would be anything new to find in a place as well loved as the 128-year-old Yosemite National Park. But professional backpacker Andrew Skurka scoured maps and set out on a scouting trip in August along the Sierra Crest in search of a new route through one of the...
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    Man arrested after fatal machete attack on Appalachian Trail hikers

    A Massachusetts man allegedly stabbed two hikers on the Appalachian Trail, killing one, injuring the other. James Louis Jordan, 30, was arrested Saturday after attacking a male and female hiker with a large knife. He’s been charged with murder and assault with intent to murder. The victims’...
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    2 men endure 71-day hike to document the Grand Canyon

    This year is the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park. Six million visit each year, but fewer than 5 percent actually hike into the canyon. More people have walked on the moon than have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon, 750 miles, the vast majority without trails. "It's a...
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    How to Plan a Trip to the Appalachian Mountain Club Huts

    Thousands of hikers head to the White Mountains of New Hampshire each year to stay in the high mountain huts of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Accessible only by foot and connected by the Appalachian Trail, the eight huts offer rustic but comfortable hospitality. For families with younger...
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    Watch Out for Bombs on Colorado Trails, DoT Warns

    Unexploded avalanche ordnances may be dotting the Colorado landscape this spring. Colorado hikers are used to staying vigilant for bears, snakes, and mountain lions. But now, it appears they may also have to remain wary of explosives, too. The Colorado Department of Transportation issued a...
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    A Florida man almost lost his hand after he was pricked with a fishing hook contaminated with rare 'flesh-eating' bacteria

    Over the weekend, Mike Walton, a Florida resident, went fishing with a group of his friends off the Gulf of Mexico. While on the excursion, which was organized by Ozona Fish Camp, the man was pricked by a fishing hook. At first, he thought nothing of it. But by Saturday night, he noticed...
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    Colorado Springs hiking trail to shut down this summer

    Many people likely blazed the Sesame Canyon trail into existence, trampling the thin, dirt path through a lush corridor in Colorado Springs’ southwest mountains, providing those in the know an escape from the heavily trafficked High Drive and entry to the higher reaches of Jones Park. Those not...
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    Governor signs bill creating resident lifetime hunting-fishing license for disabled vets

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release AGFC) – During a ceremony in the governor’s office Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 397. The bill creates an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission resident disabled veterans license that includes a lifetime combination hunting and fishing license, a...
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    Striped bass trophy fishing season could be canceled in Virginia as population declines

    Virginia officials are weighing whether to cancel this year’s fishing season for large rockfish in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay out of concern for its dwindling numbers. The rockfish season in Virginia will begin Saturday along the Potomac River and its tributaries, then days later in...
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    Hunter in Washington sets world record for Shiras moose: 'I'm just in awe'

    A hunter in Washington recently learned that he set a world record with a moose he bagged back in November. Jim Hall, from Buckley, was out hunting with friend Jason Parlari in Ferry County on Nov. 28 when they encountered a Shiras moose on the last valid days of Hall’s months-long tag, which he...
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    State seeks camping ban on Willamette River banks and islands through Eugene

    State officials are seeking to ban overnight recreational use and camping on the more than dozen small islands that dot the Willamette River through Eugene. The State Land Board on Tuesday authorized the Department of State Lands to begin the process to impose the ban. The department’s director...
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    Everyone in the family can fish for free during this year's Free Fishing Days

    Indiana's Free Fishing Days are fast approaching! They'll happen on April 20, May 18 and June 1-2, according to the Department of Natural Resources, and everyone can fish FREE of charge! Indiana residents will not need a license to use public waters during these specific days. Full Story
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    Site Update

    Just updated the forums. Some new features include: BB code and rich text editing for profile posts and comments Better support for mobile devices Reactions (Like/Love/Laugh/etc...) buttons Enhanced message editing, including saving drafts for 24 hours Along with a few other little things...
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    Trivia 9/25/18

    Where is the cartilaginous padding located on a pronghorn antelope?
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    Trivia 9/18/18

    What is the extreme tip of a bullet called?
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    Trivia 9/11/18

    If you are in a stream and notice insects below the surface of the water, should you use a dry or wet fly to fish with?
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    Giant alligator nabbed in Florida panhandle weighs nearly 1,000 pounds

    FREEPORT, Fla. (FOX 13) - It took about seven men, and a young boy, to carry a captured alligator in the Florida panhandle. The giant gator is believed to be about 1,000 pounds and measured at 13 feet, 6 ¾ inches. In Freeport, the locals and fishermen have been watching the massive reptile...
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    CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) in deer

    So at while working at night I have been listening to podcasts to help pass the time (and learn useless information). The past week I listened to an interesting Podcast on the Joe Rogan Experience. He is talking with Doug Duren is a passionate hunter, farmer, land manager and conservationist...